A high school sophomore in Pennsylvania was taken into custody after authorities found more than 80 packets of heroin and more than $700 in his backpack on the school premises, police say. The police superintendent reported that they typically see juvenile crimes involving pills or pot and added that he hadn't seen heroin at the high school before.
A 45-year-old man is in custody after allegedly robbing a bank in western Pennsylvania, according to law enforcement authorities. The man faces charges for robbing the S&T Bank in Armagh, which is located in Indiana County. According to witnesses, the suspect robbed the bank at knifepoint in the morning hours. The police believe that the suspect may also be responsible for robbing the First National Bank of Cresson the following day. Indeed, a witness at the second robbery managed to take down the suspect's license plate number. The license plate traced back to a car owned by the suspect's mother. The man has not yet been charged with the robbery of the Cresson bank.
A press release has been issued by a U.S. attorney accusing a Pennsylvania man of robbing four different banks in the greater Philadelphia area between the years 2010 and 2012. The accused had previously been charged with robbing two banks in Lower Merion and Uwchlan. The 36-year-old man is accused of several theft crimes including robbing a Sovereign Bank that used to be located on High Street in Pottstown in June of 2010; a Citizens Bank on Lancaster Avenue in Devon in January of 2012; the First Niagara Bank on State Avenue in Emmaus in April of 2012; and an M&T Bank that used to be located on North Pottstown Pike in Exton in July of 2012.
Pennsylvania police are seeking felony theft charges against a prison secretary, whom they accuse of stealing more than $50,000 in the last five years. The money came from cash deposits that were supposed to be made on behalf of prison inmates, but were unaccounted for in the prison's books.