November 2012 Archives

Carlisle couple arrested on bank robbery, drug charges

A man and woman have been arrested for suspicion for their role in theft crimes in Cumberland County. The police arrested the pair for robbing the Susquehanna Bank near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The robbery occurred right before 3:00 p.m. in the 300 block of York Road. According to state police, the male suspect walked into the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the tellers. Clothed in a nondescript outfit, he had covered his face and wore sunglasses. He escaped with cash from the bank.

Phoenixville man faces DUI charges

A man who allegedly drove his vehicle into a street sign in his town was arrested for DUI on five counts as well as a careless driving charge. Authorities stopped him during the early morning hours after the accident. The man did not immediately respond to police indications to stop his vehicle. However, once the suspect pulled over, the officer observed him exhibit signs of possible intoxication. The man failed three field sobriety tests and admitted to consuming four beers.

Haverford man pleads guilty to assault after shooting wife

A Haverford man pled guilty to aggravated assault, a domestic violence felony, that arose from an incident when he shot his wife in the shoulder. He faced four additional charges, although those were withdrawn according to the terms of the plea agreement. Law enforcement personnel investigated the incident when the defendant called 911 to report that he shot his spouse. Police were already on their way to the residence in response to a 911 hang-up. When a dispatcher called back, the woman claimed her husband shot her. When officers arrived on the scene, the defendant initially did not want to leave the residence. However, they convinced him to exit and took him into custody. A 9 mm handgun was found in the residence.

Mercer County man shoots child dressed for Halloween

A Mercer County man accidentally shot a young girl dressed in a Halloween costume with a shotgun. The child was dressed in a black body costume with white accessories, and the man insisted that she looked like a skunk. The man was charged with simple assault, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
The girl was a relative of the man and was struck in several areas of her upper body and received critical injuries as she played hide-and-seek outside the residence. She received medical treatment for her wounds.

Montgomery County man charged in property crimes

A Montgomery County man has been charged with several criminal counts after he allegedly shattered a window to break into a home last month. The incident happened after midnight on a recent Sunday morning. A woman in the residence received a cut on her hand during the incident. Authorities reported that in addition to a theft crime, the defendant was charged with assault, public drunkenness, loitering and criminal mischief. Theft crimes, such as burglary or possession of stolen property, can be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the value of the property and the circumstances surrounding the offense. In either case, a criminal defense attorney can work with an accused person to possibly reduce the charges and, in some cases, have them dismissed.


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