A 35-year-old man is facing serious allegations following his arrest by DEA agents in conjunction with the State Police. Pennsylvania authorities have charged the man with drug crimes after a protracted investigation by police and DEA elements. He was arraigned on Aug. 26 and was expected back in court in early September.
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.
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.
A Pennsylvania man who was charged for armed robbery was reported to be out on bail at the time following other similar charges. The police have reported that the 19-year-old man had robbed two individuals with another person while both were armed with firearms. He will be charged with felony charges including robbery and theft and is being held on bail of $500,000.
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.
An Upper Gwynedd man and Hatfield Borough woman were arrested and charged with 58 different counts of burglary, trespassing, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. The two appeared in court yesterday in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
A 30-year-old Upper Merion man arrested in October 2010 was declared guilty on seven counts of drug trafficking by a Montgomery County judge on Monday. The man was one of seven arrested after a sting operation conducted by the District Attorney's Narcotics Enforcement Team and Drug Task Force. The man agreed to a bench trial for his felony drug charges and gave up his right to a jury trial slated for April 23.