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March 2016 Archives

Thumb drive contents lead to arrest of registered sex offender

An overlooked thumb drive has apparently led to the arrest of a registered sex offender in Lackawanna County and charges of committing numerous crimes involving child pornography. Police were able to use an anonymous tip about the source of pornographic pictures of young men posted on the internet to find and arrest a man who has been a registered sex offender since 2011.

Dispute over party cover charge leads to homicide charges

Two pre-St. Patrick's Day parties in a Scranton apartment building appear to have resulted in two violent crimes committed by the same man. Despite accusatory statements from several eyewitnesses, the man was still proclaiming his innocence after being arrested and charged with both crimes.

Three men face drug charges after arrest in Scranton

Three men from Luzerne County are now in the Lackawanna County Prison after being charged with attempting to sell a large amount of heroin. The arrest appears to have occurred quietly, and the men have been jailed in the Lackawanna County Prison. The details of the alleged criminal activity can be found in the police complaint.

Township supervisor charged with sexual assault of 3 children

One of the most dispiriting aspects of sexual abuse of children is the fact that the alleged perpetrator often occupies a position of trust with respect to the victims. In a recent child abuse case in Lackawanna County, the suspect not only transported special needs children for a local school district but was also an elected public official.

Distraught man tries to force girlfriend to shoot him

The cascade of emotions that can be unleashed when one person tries to end a romantic relationship can take many forms. Alcohol can often intensify the emotions and leads to domestic violence. The recent arrest of a Lackawanna County man shows how these ingredients can quickly reach a dangerous boil.

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