Scranton Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Court upholds arson conviction

    10 hrs ago | via The Times-Tribune 

    A Scranton drug dealer who had to be repeatedly shocked with a stun gun and then tackled during his arrest was ordered Tuesday to prison. Lackawanna County Judge Michael Barrasse sentenced Louelle Isles to 2A1 2 to seven years in state prison and five years Soup soul Debbie Sherman is among the biggest contributors to the success of Our Lady of the Snows and Church of St. Benedict's annual Country Bazaar.

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  • Biden paints Trump as deadly choice for nation's future

    15 hrs ago | via The Hill 

    "No major-party nominee in the history of this nation has ever known less or has been less prepared to deal with our national security," Biden said in an effective speech that brought thousands of people to their feet in the packed Wells Fargo Center for the Democratic National Convention. Biden delivered the White House's strongest rebuke yet of Trump from the convention stage, perhaps paving the way for President Obama, who is to speak later on Wednesday night.

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  • 2 killed, at least 17 wounded in Florida nightclub s...

    Monday Jul 25 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • DCED secretary's name misspelled

    Wednesday Jul 20 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Addicted roofer who ripped off nursing home gets jai...

    Tuesday Jul 19 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Two charged after drug deal in Scranton

    Tuesday Jul 19 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Scranton Police Patrolman William Golden, of the city Street Crimes Unit, leads a two year old to safety during the drug arrest Monday in the city. . Deshand Minus, 43, and Cassie Kasmarcik, 27, face drug charges and endangering the welfare of a child.

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  • Washington must call Erdogan's bluff

    Monday Jul 18 | via New York Post 

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Putin-like autocrat, is seizing on last week's coup attempt to further solidify his one-man hold on power and turn once-secular Turkey into a country ruled by Islamic principles. Erdogan wants the United States to extradite his political rival, Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of having a role in the failed coup and who happens to live in Pennsylvania.

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  • Masters of disguise: Taney's Costume Shop in Scranton

    Sunday Jul 17 | via The Times-Tribune 

    A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice's beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets..

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  • Investors shrug at longest profit slump since the re...

    Sunday Jul 17 | via The Times-Tribune 

    A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice's beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets..

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  • The Jewish carnival barker who conned Hitler

    Saturday Jul 16 | via New York Post 

    On April 8, 1938, vaudeville agent Freeman Bernstein stood outside an LA courthouse and did what he did best: regaled the press with exaggerated tales of his greatness. Bernstein and several associates reportedly tricked the Nazis into paying top dollar for a supply of nickel - which was needed for weapons production - but sent them scrap metal instead.

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  • Electronics stolen in Scranton burglary

    Saturday Jul 16 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Military factions attempt coup in Turkey

    Friday Jul 15 | via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

    Military factions in Turkey attempted to seize control of the country Friday night, setting off a furious scramble for power and plunging the crucial NATO member and American ally into chaos in what already was one of the world's most unstable regions. Early this morning, however, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose whereabouts were unclear through a long night of turmoil, flew to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, a presidential aide said.

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  • Violating PFA, man assaults ex-girlfriend, police say

    Friday Jul 15 | via The Times-Tribune 

    A man violated a protection-from-abuse order when he showed up at his ex-girlfriend's home and struck her twice in the face, Scranton police said. Nathaniel Powell, 22, listed as homeless, was arrested for assaulting Racquelle Surico twice before - each time in 2015, and both arrests started as misdemeanors and ended with harassment citations.

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  • Police: Scranton man tried to run down officer

    Tuesday Jul 12 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Scranton Woman Featured in Viral Black Lives Matter ...

    Tuesday Jul 12 | via Phillymag.com 

    This is the work of God. Im a vessel,Glory to the most high! Im alive and safe. I have not witnessed any casualties pic.twitter.com/Njze1doX6O A photo of a young woman being arrested by two Louisiana State Police officers last week during a Black Lives Matter protest has gone viral, and the woman featured lives near Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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  • Police: Man tried to run down officer

    Tuesday Jul 12 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Woman accused of kicking cop waives hearing

    Tuesday Jul 12 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Local History: Police followed stolen tires to bust ...

    Sunday Jul 10 | via The Times-Tribune 

    SUNDAY TIMES ARCHIVES An attempted sale of stolen tires led police to arrest several young men who later admitted being part of a burglary ring. After their arrest in September 1913, investigators posed for a photo with the burglars.

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  • Chris Kelly: Beyond the badge

    Sunday Jul 10 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • 7-22 9am Tommy, police and the community

    Apr 19, 2012 | via WWL-AM New Orleans 

    Tommy talks to Mike Jenkins, the Interim Chair of the Dept. of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Criminology at the University of Scranton, about community policing and trust.

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Scranton Law

Is it considered harassment if you restrain someone who is drunk and punches a woman and other men?
This is about my husband. We were at a family gathering, all of a sudden we hear my sister's neighbor yelling. He was extremely intoxicated and wanted one of my family members to move there car out of the way so he could get buy but as my family member said he was moving it this drunk neighbor punched him a argument broke out. The drunk neighbor also had a wife with him. There was about 15 people at out family gathering this was including young children. Anyways to fast forward a bit, my husband saw this huge drunk neighbor punch one of the women I'm the face so he jumped in an restrained him asking him repeatedly are you done yet? After he answered yes my husband let him go. The cops were called but my husband chose not to talk to them, he didn't want involved, Friday he received a summons for summary case non traffic the charges being harassment in the mail. The officer wrote that my husband pushed or shoved to ground, that never happened. my husband is pleading not guilty but is very upset over this. Could he be found guilty?
Harassment, at least in my state, can also include the "unwanted or offensive touching" of another individual....
Will I be charged?
I was pulled over by state police for swerving which i don't think i was. I refused the field sobriety tests and portable breathalyzer. I was not slurring or swaying or anything on camera and he only said he smelled alcohol and l was arrested only because refusal. In the back of the cop car he was asking to search vehicle and if i would still take the tests and i declined and he had the car towed. I was never taken to barracks to take the other breathalyzer. The trooper just drove me to my fathers house afterwards. Will I still be charged or was he cutting me a break (asking because i knew trooper through mutual friends) ? And does the refusal still count if it was the portable one? It's been 7 days since the incident and still haven't heard anything. My attorney was interested when he asked me if i was taken to barracks or not and told me just to wait and see if they do anything.
You have an attorney so speak to your attorney
WHERE CAN I GET A COPY?
I HAD TOOK THE DUI CLASSES IN LUZERNE PA AND NEVER RECEIVED A CERTIFICATION TO RENTESTATE MY LICENCE
Call Penndot and see if that is the reason. Then call the facility to see if you completed all of the conditions and...
Can you help me ensure that I am doing my time in Lackawanna county for this Clinton county DUI and treatment court in LW cty?
I'm seeking some answers as to a criminal law (4th DUI) issue in Clinton county, PA, when I'm a resident of Lackawanna county, PA. I am seeking advice and possible representation as to whether I could be accepted into treatment court in Lackawanna county, do the 60-90 days incarceration period that the DA is going to recommend, then 18 months of treatment court (in Lackawanna county) or 24 months of treatment court (in Clinton) with house arrest for 1 year after incarceration? How would it be determined that I am transferred to Lackawanna county treatment court rather than Clinton county (b/c my wife and infant son are both in Lackawanna and so am I, I would prefer to stay here rather than Clinton county)? What are the procedures and what can I expect? I am told I am to have an arraignment date (and sentencing date) on February 22nd, 2016 in Clinton county and I need to know if someone knows the law and can tell me whether I can expect the above scenario in Lackawanna county and if you, as my potential attorney, can assist in making this happen? Thank you.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you can't do treatment court anywhere other than Clinton County. Your probation...
Is there a way to get treatment court in Lackawanna County if I get my DUI in Clinton County PA
My name is Joe and I currently have a forth pending DUI in Clinton County PA. I currently live with my wife and son(which is one) in Lackawanna County PA. I have been advised to get into treatment court which I have been down to Clinton County multiple times for evaluations to get accepted. I want to know if there is a way to get treatment court in Lackawanna County so I don't have to move my family and find a new job etc..
Your charges involve very serious mandatory minimum sentences depending on how many of your three prior DUI's were...
DUI Question regarding 2 within 48 hours
If someone gets arrested for a Highest Tier DUI (combination of legally prescribed drugs and alochol) in one PA county and then within 48 hrs gets arrested for a Highest Tier DUI (alcohol only) in a different PA county would they still be eligible for ARD in either or both countries if they have no prior record? Would one county D.A. and Court be able to transfer jurisdiction over on the DUI to another county (if they county were willing to accept it) to be combined for an ARD, or is such transfer outside the couty of the offest to another county even legally possible? If not, would one be considered a 1st offense and the second be considered for sentencing purposes.
I'm not sure what Scranton Pennsylvania courts do, but in New York, they would certainly be considered two separate and...
Is there any way to fight this license suspension?
PennDot is attempting to suspend my license for an underage drinking offense that was dismissed back in 2004. I just received the license suspension notice today. The magistrate that dismissed the under age charge advised me that my license should not be suspended because the case was dismissed. What can I do here?
More information is needed such as whether you were found not guilty, was the case dismissed because officer did not...