A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man, 24, was taken into custody on April 23 for three drug charges but already faces charges of growing marijuana above two daycare facilities after he was arrested in March. Officers arrested him on the new drug charges after they confiscated marijuana and drug paraphernalia from his home. On March 13, authorities searched an apartment above two daycare facilities and confiscated marijuana plants, bags of pot, several bags of pot seeds and a variety of drug paraphernalia. He faces four drug-related charges as a result of the search.
A juvenile male escaped from the George Junior Republic Juvenile Detention Center in Pennsylvania and was captured on April 8 but not before he supposedly took a $3.49 bag of cheesy, crunchy snacks from a local super grocery store. He escaped from the facility by hiding near a tree. However, staff from the detention center found him at the large chain store and took him back to the facility. The facility did not specify what juvenile crimes originally brought him there. The Cheetos snacks claim to lighten up any day, according to the Frito-Lay website.
Pennsylvania troopers released information recently regarding a March 13 accident that involved an 81-year-old man who was allegedly so intoxicated that he rammed into a vehicle head-on despite the other driver veering onto a berm in an attempt to stop the accident. No information was available regarding a lawyer for the man accused of DUI, who is from Indiana, Pennsylvania, a town northeast of Pittsburgh. The victim, a 52-year-old man from Homer City, was hurt in the wreck, but no additional details are available on his medical condition. No further information is known regarding any possible charges the driver may face.
After a 26-year-old man was stopped by law enforcement personnel for expired registration, he was taken into custody for impaired driving. On Jan. 29, a police officer saw the Bristol man driving a car with expired tags. After the officer stopped the individual, he suspected that the man was driving under the influence. The trooper administered field sobriety tests, which the man allegedly failed. He now faces DUI charges.
Authorities related that two Fulton County, Pennsylvania suspects, ages 50 and 35, face drug charges, including delivery and possession of a controlled substance. After an undercover investigation that lasted 10 days, police arrested the men on suspicion of drug trafficking. One of the men is accused of cultivating marijuana and selling it to the second man. Authorities intercepted the pair during an alleged drug transaction at the buyer's apartment in January. A subsequent search of the residence revealed cash, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs. Police found about 10 pounds of marijuana, paraphernalia and several guns at the seller's residence and also took possession of his vehicle.
A 20-year-old man was charged with possession of marijuana in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, earlier this month. According to court information, a police officer saw the suspect enter an alley in a residential area. The officer asked the suspect if he resided in the vicinity. The man responded by saying "no" as he walked by the officer to leave the area. Police requested that the man stop at least twice, but the suspect ignored him. However, as he left, the officer said he saw something silver in the man's hand, which the officer may have believed was a weapon.
A jury convicted a man of threatening, two counts of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping in Norristown after he held his brother-in-law captive for reporting suspected criminal activities to law enforcement personnel in an unrelated offense. The Montgomery County jury did not convict the defendant of property crimes such as robbery. However, the jurors sent a clear message that threatening alleged whistleblowers will not be tolerated in the community.