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Editor's Note:

Regarding this announcement here:
http://monroecountyda.com/news/missing-news-releases/

The missing press releases are available here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20230924005040/http://monroecountyda.com/news/

Below is a copy as well, for record keeping purposes:

 

Child sexual assault arrest – seeking identity of any additional victims

Christopher Horsfield Republished for the Stroud Area Regional Police Department On Friday, August 11, 2023 the Stroud Area Regional Police Department received information from the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, regarding Read more…

 

WANTED – Edwin BURGOS of East Stroudsburg

Click for larger image The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Criminal Investigations Division, is seeking help from the community to locate Edwin BURGOS, 39, who is wanted for charges relating to drug delivery Read more…

 

Vehicle Auction – June 23, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE  A Monroe County Drug Task Force forfeited vehicle auction is scheduled for Friday June 23rd 2023 at Auto-In-Motion,  located at the Route 191 and Route 390 intersection in Mountainhome, PA. Inspection of the Read more…

 

You’re invited! Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative program kick off

You’re invited! To the kick off of the Law Enforcement Treatment Program on May 4, 2023, at 11:00 am at the East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center. The Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative program is intended to Read more…

 

**WANTED** – Anthony Valera of Pocono Summit

** Update** – Anthony alera turned himself in to detectives on January 12, 2023. Anthony Valera, 37, of Pocono Summit is wanted by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Monroe County Office of the District Read more…

 

Suspect in Idaho quadruple murder arrested in Monroe County

Bryan Kohberger . Moscow, Idaho press conference announcement The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement agencies from the County of Latah, State Read more…

 

Henryville man found guilty of numerous offenses in violent police pursuit

Martin Baboolal On December 16, 2022, Martin A. Baboolal, 34, of Henryville, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, was found guilty of thirteen counts of Aggravated Assault, two counts of felony Fleeing, one count of Flight to Avoid Read more…

 

7 inmates charged for drug possession and distribution in Monroe County Correctional Facility

Brittany Akers Jolene Gambardella Kimberly Grzech Amanda Petrizzo Olivia Rivera Chelsea Simons Ashley Wheelis On December 9, 2022 Detectives Kim Lippincott and Amanda Boyd of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division launched Read more…

 

Magisterial District Judge in Monroe County facing criminal charges

John Caffese John R. Caffese, the Magisterial District Judge serving Tobyhanna Township and Tunkhannock Township in Monroe County, was arraigned today on criminal charges including Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, False Swearing, Theft by Deception, Receiving Read more…

 

Gang member sentenced to 37 to 74 years for drug delivery death

Jose Sanchez-Rodriguez Jose Sanchez-Rodriguez, formerly of Northampton, PA, was sentenced in Monroe County court to 37 to 74 years in prison for supplying a deadly dose of heroin which killed Edward Blew of Kunkletown in Read more…

 

Detective Sergeant Wendy Serfass speaks at Women’s Resources vigil

http://monroecountyda.com/video/IMG_3165.MOV Detective Sergeant Wendy Serfass of our Criminal Investigations Division recently spoke at the Women’s Resources of Monroe County “Shine a Light for Healing” vigil on Wednesday, October 18 in courthouse square. Watch Detective Sergeant Read more…

 

DA’s Office introduces “Overdose Fatality Review Program”

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney is implementing a new program to review fatal overdoses. The Overdose Fatality Review Program (OFR) will begin meeting in November with the goal of identifying system gaps Read more…

 

**WANTED – Kathleen Marie Ellis**

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Criminal Investigations Division, is seeking the public’s help in locating Kathleen Marie ELLIS who is wanted on charges relating to the sale and distribution of heroin. Ellis’s Read more…

 

District Attorney E. David Christine, Jr.’s statement concerning the enforcement of election laws

If we are to trust that the results of any given election are honest, fair, and truly represent the choices made by all qualified voters, then protecting the integrity of elections in our county is Read more…

 

Concealed carry seminar – September 22, 2022

First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso, State Representative Jack Rader, and Sheriff Ken Morris will be presenting another Concealed Carry Seminar on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM at the Tunkhannock Township Fire Company Read more…

 

Amanda Green pleads guilty in death of 2-month-old infant

Amanda Green Amanda Green, one of several persons charged in connection with the death of two month old infant R.B. who was killed on March 19, 2021, in Canadensis, entered a plea of guilty to Read more…

 

First Assistant District Attorney discusses complexity in investigating and prosecuting overdose death cases

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney is committed to combating the opioid epidemic in our community.  A significant part of that commitment involves the investigation and prosecution of those who peddle dangerous drugs, Read more…

 

District Attorney’s Office commended for commitment to PA National Guard

Roslyn Schroeder, the East Central Representative for the ‘Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’ presented awards today to District Attorney E. David Christine, Jr. and First Assistant Michael Mancuso for their Read more…

 

Success story – Monroe County human trafficking victim reunited with her children

Lacey Goldsmith In 2018, detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division, led by Detective Kim Lippincott, answered an online prostitution ad at a Tannersville motel.  When an undercover detective, posing as a john, arrived at the Read more…

 

Appeal denied for convicted murder James Michael Bidwell

James Michael Bidwell On March 30, 2022, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an Order denying the Petition for Allowance of Appeal of James Michael Bidwell.  Mr. Bidwell was seeking appeal to the Supreme Court to try Read more…

 

Stroudsburg man convicted of rape of child

Edwin Velez-Rivera Edwin Velez Rivera, 38, of Stroudsburg, was convicted Tuesday of twenty-two (22) counts of rape of a child, among other charges, following a four-year-long investigation into his repeated sexual abuses of two (2) Read more…

 

Kunkletown man sentenced for shooting that killed 15-year-old Aiden Paiz

Anthony Mitchell Anthony Mitchell, age 19, was sentenced today for the fatal robbery of 15-year-old Aiden David Paiz, the wounding of 17-year-old Tyler Driscoll, and the aggravated assault of 14-year-old Darius Arce. Mitchell, along with Read more…

 

Chestnuthill man sentenced in 2020 murder of his father

Rick Colatrella Listen to the 911 call On October 30, 2020, at 9:24 am the Monroe County Control Center received a 911 call from Rick Colatrella, age 49, of 110 Birch Lane, Chestnuthill Township.  In Read more…

 

Pair charged in connection with overdose death of Stroudsburg man

Andrew Washington Toni Boyce Andrew Washington, 30, of Stroudsburg, and Toni Boice, 22, of Lehighton, have been charged in connection with the July 2021 overdose death of Keith Czerwinski, 30, of Stroudsburg. In July 2021, Read more…

 

Murdered over a bottle of Hennessy, Matthew Santana’s killers have their day in court

Victim Matthew Santana Defendants Davaun Ewin Nasiem Mayo Shyheem Mitchell It was to be the start of a long homicide trial. The jury was selected the day before; a process which took the entire day. Read more…

 

Sandra Delvalle sentenced to 18 to 40 years in the murder of Joevandie Latorre

Michael Mancuso, First Assistant District Attorney for Monroe County, represented the Commonwealth at yesterday’s sentencing of Sandra Delvalle for the murder of Joevandie Latorre. Delvalle was convicted last August of third degree murder. Joevandie Latorre Read more…

 

Three East Stroudsburg residents sentenced in 2017 murder

Israel Berrios Carolina Carmona Salvadore Roberts On December 11, 2017, at approximately 1:00 AM, on Normal Street in the Borough of East Stroudsburg, 58 year old Richard LaBar was murdered while in the process of Read more…

 

Tackling The Overdose Problem In Monroe County

BRC News TV13 did a recent story on overdose deaths in Monroe County and our office’s attempts to prevent those deaths and prosecute those responsible.   Check out their news story titled, Tackling the Overdose Problem Read more…

 

Illegal gambling machines seized from businesses in Stroudsburg

Seized gambling machines On Thursday, October 28, 2021 , detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office executed search warrants on the Fill and Fly gas station and the Smokin’ Read more…

 

Superior Court upholds murder conviction of James Bidwell

James Michael Bidwell By written Opinion dated September 24, 2021, Judges Dubow, Murray, and Colins of the Pennsylvania Superior Court denied the appeal of James Michael Bidwell from his conviction of First Degree Murder, Tampering Read more…

 

Michael Owens convicted of first degree murder in the slaying of Demetrio Hughes

Michael Brady Owens Late Wednesday evening, a Monroe County jury convicted Michael Brady Owens (aka HOLLOW), 31, of Scotrun, in the 2016 murder of Demetrio Hughes. Owens’ co-conspirator in the murder, Randy Criste-Troutman (aka NAPA), Read more…

 

**WANTED** Stroudsburg man wanted on drug charges

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Criminal Investigation Division, is asking for the public’s help in locating Malcolm Baines Hunt. Hunt, described as a 25 year old black male, 5’8″ tall and 130 Read more…

 

Polk Township man arrested for child pornography

Nicholas John Taylor Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Criminal Investigation Division (CID), arrested and charged Nicholas John Taylor, 23, of Polk Township, with child pornography and related offenses Monday afternoon. Read more…

 

Vehicle auction – May 21, 2021

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners will hold a public auction on Friday, May 21, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. at Auto in Motion, 1142 Route 390, Cresco, PA for the purpose of selling county-owned and Read more…

 

Parents of murdered infant in Barrett Township facing charges of manslaughter, murder

Lamont Bacchus Amanda Green Tony Kristiansen Michael Mancuso First Assistant District Attorney has approved new charges on three individuals previously arrested in connection with the March 19 death of a two-month-old female child. Lamont Bacchus, Read more…

 

District Attorney’s Office releases investigative report, police videos in Christian Hall case

MCDA CID investigative report … Full video presentation w/ audio … Recorded livestream of press conference Today, First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso announced the findings of the investigation into the December 30,  2020, police-involved Read more…

 

Death of Barrett Township infant ruled a homicide

Today, March 26, 2021, Mr. Thomas Yanac Jr. the duly-elected Coroner of Monroe County, has issued a Certificate of Death with respect to Ryann Bacchus, a female infant, aged two months, born on January 12, Read more…

 

Press conference scheduled in Christian Hall use-of-force investigation

Update:  This press conference was held on March 30, 2021.  The livestream, video presentation, and investigative report from the Criminal Investigations Division of the Office of the District Attorney are available at http://monroecountyda.com/news/district-attorneys-office-releases-investigative-report-police-videos-in-christian-hall-case. Michael Mancuso, Read more…

 

Charges bound over in Halterman homicide case

Randy Halterman Recently charges of murder and attempted murder were held for court following a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Muth in the case of Commonwealth vs. Randy Halterman. The charges were filed Read more…

 

Superior Court denies appeal filed by convicted homicide defendant Anthony Gudino

Anthony Gudino In a recent written Opinion from the Pennsylvania Superior Court the Appeal of Anthony Gudino has been denied. Gudino was found guilty of Third Degree Murder, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Read more…

 

Pennsylvania Superior Court issues ruling in appeal of Barbara Rogers

Barbara Rogers On February 23, 2021, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued its ruling on the appeal of Barbara Rogers.  Rogers had been convicted in Monroe County following a jury trial of Murder in the Third Read more…

 

Fatal motor vehicle incident on Christmas Day subject of multi-jurisdictional investigation

On Friday, December 25, 2020, at approximately 1:30 AM, members of the Pocono Township Police Department responded to the scene of a single motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Lower Swiftwater Road. Officers discovered a Read more…

Danny Makaveli ZAYAS, Jr. 

Man arrested after sharing child pornography on Snapchat

Danny Makaveli ZAYAS, Jr. Danny Makaveli ZAYAS, Jr., 23, of Walbert Drive in Hamilton Township, was arrested Friday and charged with sharing images of child pornography on Snapchat. Last week, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Read more…

 

Stroudsburg woman arrested in fatal overdose

Nachelle Davis Nachelle Davis, 50, of Stroudsburg, has been arrested and charged with drug delivery resulting in death, involuntary manslaughter, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility Read more…

 

NJ man indicted federally for drug delivery death in Monroe County

James Bell The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James R. Bell, age 28, of Newark, New Jersey, was indicted on July 14, 2020, by a federal grand jury Read more…

 

Fugitive sought in connection with a drug-delivery death

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Criminal Investigations Division, is requesting the public’s assistance in locating James R. BELL in connection with a drug delivery-related death. Bell is described as a 28 year Read more…

 

Charges filed in 2018 drug delivery death of Chestnuthill Township man

Hillary James Charges have been filed and a warrant issued for the arrest of Hillary James, 27, from Cambridge Springs, PA, in the May 27, 2018, drug-related death of Cody Heller of Chestnuthill Township. James, Read more…

 

Officer-involved shooting in Coolbaugh Township ruled justified

The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police have conducted an investigation into the death of Matthew Adam Miller which occurred on Saturday, March 7, 2020, within A Pocono Country Place, in Read more…

 

Monroe County man found guilty of federal charges in drug delivery death

Vincent Ingino The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Vincent Ingino, age 28, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was found guilty of two counts of unlawfully distributing a controlled substance resulting Read more…

 

Pennsylvania State Constable charged with lying about his residence to seek re-election

Manuel Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez, 64, of Bronx, NY, faces charges of making knowingly false statements about his residence in order to seek reelection as a Constable in Delaware Water Gap. Rodriguez, who has served as Read more…

 

Former candidate for State Constable charged with false statements

Vincent James Cefarello Vincent James Cefarello, 64, of Chestnuthill Township, has been charged in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain appointment to the office of Pennsylvania State Constable in Polk Township. Cefarello formerly served Read more…

 

California man arrested for threats towards Monroe County courthouse

Ryan John Smith Ryan John Smith, 23,  of Hemet, California, has been arrested and charged in connection with threats he made on Facebook directed at the Monroe County Courthouse and county employees. Smith, formerly of Read more…

Philip Marshall Castner 

Two charged in connection with vehicle theft and fraud

Philip Marshall CASTNER Jennifer Ann AMELLA Philip Marshall Castner, 37, of Bath, and Jennifer Ann Amella, 40, of East Stroudsburg, have both been charged in connection with the theft of a 2016 Passport Haulmark trailer Read more…

DEHARDER, Robert Joseph 

Fugitive arrested in home improvement fraud case

Robert Joseph DEHARDER Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney recently charged Robert Joseph Deharder, 70, formerly of Montandon, Northumberland County, for his role in defrauding an Read more…

 

Brodheadsville man charged in connection with theft of heavy equipment

William Eichelsdoerfer Members of the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Criminal Investigation Division, and the NEPA Auto Theft Task Force, took William EICHELSDOERFER, age 52, of Brodheadsville, into custody, charged with receiving stolen Read more…

 

Former PMRPD officer arrested for sex offenses

Steven Mertz E. David Christine, Jr., District Attorney of Monroe County, and Chief Christopher Wagner, Chief of Police for the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, announced the arrest Steven Mertz, 53, formerly a corporal with Read more…

 

Monroe County District Attorney E. David Christine, Jr. supports Marsy’s Law

Marsy’s Law fact sheet Currently, in the United States, the U.S. Constitution and every state constitution has enumerated rights for individuals accused of a crime and those convicted of a crime.  Yet, the U.S. Constitution Read more…

 

NY man arrested in undercover prostitution sting

Joseph Ortiz The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Criminal Investigations Division, is continuing efforts to combat human trafficking and prostitution in the Poconos. As a result, Joseph ORTIZ, 37 of Brooklyn, NY, was Read more…

 

East Stroudsburg man arrested on child pornography charges

Justin David Gomez, 23, of East Stroudsburg Borough, was arrested today on child pornography charges following a several month long investigation by County Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the Monroe County Office of Read more…

 

Stroud Township man arrested on child porn charges

Christopher Jeremy Loysen, 20, of Stroud Township, was arrested today on child pornography charges following a several month long investigation by County Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the Monroe County Office of the Read more…

 

Tobyhanna man arrested for cyberstalking numerous young women over several years

Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney have charged Jourden James Battle, 19, of Tobyhanna, with the online stalking and harassment of several young women, most of with whom he attended high Read more…

 

Smithfield Township man arrested on child pornography charges

Jason Griffin Jones, 34, of Smithfield Township, was arrested this morning by County Detectives and charged with 200 counts of possessing child pornography. In June of this year, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Read more…

 

New addition to the Criminal Investigations Division

The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office announces the addition of a new detective assigned to its Criminal Investigation Division (CID).  Robert Sebastianelli, a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper with more than twenty-five years of experience in law Read more…

 

Lehigh County man offers to pay woman for sex with her eleven (11) year old daughter

Phillip Londono, 40, of Slatington, was arrested and charged today by detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney following an undercover sex sting where he had arranged to pay to have sex Read more…

 

New appointments and promotions in the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, detectives Wendy Bentzoni Serfass and Craig VanLouvender appeared before President Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington to be sworn in to their new positions with the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney. Read more…

 

Florida woman arrested for prostitution in East Stroudsburg hotel

On May 14, 2019, as part of an undercover operation, detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney arrested Tammy Curran, 49, of Florida, for prostitution related charges. Detective Kim Lippincott learned that Read more…

 

Convicted sex offender sentenced to 44 to 168 years in state prison

Valnn Dayne Spears was recently sentenced by the Honorable President Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington to a total of 44 to 168 years’ incarceration in a state correctional facility.  Spears was found guilty of all criminal charges Read more…

 

Fugitive Robert William Scifo, Jr., arrested in Schuylkill County

After receiving multiple tips from the public on the whereabouts of fugitive Robert William Scifo, Jr., deputies from the Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the Pottsville City Police Department located SCIFO at his Read more…

 

Grand Jury report released in Pleasant Valley School District case

The Report and Recommendations of the Eighth Monroe County Investigating Grand Jury involving the Pleasant Valley School district has been released to the public.  The Report dated September 25, 2018, was under review by the Read more…

 

Scotrun couple arrested and charged in bomb threats case

Jesus Castrodad Colleen Kasdaglis Jesus Castrodad, 49, and his girlfriend, Colleen Kasdaglis, 32, both of Scotrun, were arrested this morning and charged with making multiple bomb threats targeting the Monroe County courthouse between July 9, Read more…

 

Request for public assistance concerning bomb threats at the Courthouse

Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney are again requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for the recent spate of bomb threats towards the Monroe County courthouse Read more…

 

Three ESU students arrested as part of violent drug distribution ring

Shaheed Muhammad Rasheed Muhammad Quamir Lindsay Shaheed Muhammad, 19, Rasheed Muhammad, 19, and Quamir Desean Lindsay, 20, all of Philadelphia, were arrested today following an early morning operation conducted by the Monroe County Drug Task Read more…

 

Grand Jury issues presentment in Pleasant Valley school administration case

The Monroe County Investigating Grand Jury has issued a Presentment recommending criminal charges against Carole Geary and Christopher Fisher, two former members of the Pleasant Valley School Administration. Geary is a former superintendent and Fisher was Read more…

 

Registration open for the 2019 MAAWLE conference

Registration for the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement conference is now open! Download your registration form here. Early bird registration is $165 until November 1, 2018.  After November 1 the registration fee is Read more…

 

Concealed carry seminar scheduled for October 4, 2018

Join State Representative Jack Rader for a Concealed Carry Seminar at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 6:00 pm. This seminar will discuss Pennsylvania concealed carry laws and the Read more…

 

Former East Stroudsburg University student arrested for stalking professor

An investigation conducted by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office Detectives has led to the arrest of Tabitha Golembeski, 23, of Swoyersville, PA.  Golembeski was taken into custody on an arrest warrant for stalking and Read more…

 

Suspended NJ lawyer arrested on fraud and theft charges in Monroe County

Scott M. Marinelli, age 46, of Annandale, NJ, an attorney whose New Jersey license to practice law is under administrative suspension, was arraigned on Friday before Magisterial District Judge Kristina Anzini on a number of Read more…

 

Attorney General Shapiro Charges Eight Northeast PA Dealers with Selling $1.3 Million in Heroin, Drugs and Illegal Guns

Investigators Seize 39 Illegal Handguns, Assault Rifles from Drug Ring Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against eight Monroe and Carbon County drug and illegal gun dealers who sold $1.3 million in heroin, crystal Read more…

 

Man arrested during DUI checkpoint brings heroin into the Correctional Facility

Detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office have charged Sonny Louis Harper, 38, of East Stroudsburg, with possession of heroin and transporting that heroin into the Monroe County Correctional Facility following his arrest in Read more…

 

Cresco man arrested in child “sextortion” case, mom faces unrelated drug charges

Luis Manuel Montero Evelyn Sanchez A multi-state investigation has resulted in child pornography, stalking, and drug trafficking charges against Luis Manuel Montero, 19, of Cresco.  His mother, Evelyn Sanchez, 52, also of Cresco, is also Read more…

 

Office of the District Attorney to host 2019 MAAWLE conference!

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE) conference in April of 2019! The Mid-Atlantic Association of Read more…

 

Fugitive wanted in both PA and NJ arrested in Monroe County

Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney and the Morris County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office ran a joint operation with assistance from the Pocono Township and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Departments in the Read more…

 

Three arrested during child predator sting in Monroe County

Cesar Aponte-Ortiz Stephan Warren Matthew Russo Three men were arrested by detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney during an online child predator sting on Friday, April 20, 2018. In separate incidents, Read more…

 

Event scheduled to help identifying missing persons – May 31, 2018

Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, in conjunction with the  Pennsylvania State Police, the Luzerne County Office of the District Attorney, and The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, invite you Read more…

 

7 and 1/2 to 20 year sentence for convicted sex offender Joshua Leap

Joshua L. Leap of Effort, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 90 months to 244 months incarceration in a state correctional facility today. This sentence was imposed by the Honorable Judge Jonathan Mark after Leap was found Read more…

 

Join us at 2018 Community Night – May 8, 2018

Join us at Monroe County Community For Families‘ 2018 Community Night in Pocono Hall at the Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus located at 2411 PA-715, Tannersville, PA 18372. This year’s theme is “Serving Your Community”. Read more…

 

New charges filed against Crown Food Carts owner, Robert Scifo

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, defendant Robert Scifo waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Daniel Kresge on charges filed against him from November 1, 2017, alleging the theft of $28,116.75 from six victims. Read more…

 

Concealed carry seminar scheduled for April 26, 2018

Join State Representative Jack Rader for a Concealed Carry Seminar at the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm). This seminar will discuss Pennsylvania Read more…

 

Local homeless man arrested in heroin bust

On February 16, the detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, in conjunction with agents from the Pennsylvania Office Of Attorney General, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the Stroud Area Read more…

 

Former coach, Ron Gorman, sentenced to 20 to 40 years in child sex case

Ron Gorman, 52, formerly of Stroud Township and currently of Marietta, Georgia, was sentenced today in two separate criminal cases filed in March 2017. Sentencing comes after Gorman tendered a plea of guilty in both Read more…

 

Pleasant Valley School District investigation ongoing

The investigation into allegations of unlawful retaliation, official oppression, bribery, and wiretap violations is ongoing. The response of potential witnesses to this investigation has been encouraging. We are requesting anyone who believes they have information Read more…

 

Escaped inmate captured in Stroudsburg

On Friday, February 2, 2018, at approximately 1:45 p.m. the Monroe County Correctional Facility was notified that an inmate, James Arthur Bock, 45, of Stroudsburg, was being returned to the facility from a special furlough. Read more…

 

Eldred Township man arrested on child porn charges

Justin Reynolds, 33, of Eldred Township was arrested this morning and charged with possessing and disseminating child pornography. Earlier this month, detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office discovered a computer on a peer-to-peer Read more…

 

Owner of property up for Sheriff’s sale charged with threatening to assassinate bidders

Monroe County District Attorney Detectives charged Gregory S. Schlegel, 43, of Polk Township, for allegedly making threats on January 11, 2018 to assassinate the first person who bids on his property during a Sheriff’s sale Read more…

 

PVSD Director of Support Service waives preliminary hearing on felony wiretap charges

On Friday, January 26, 2018, before MDJ Daniel Higgins the defendant, Joshua Ryan Krebs, gave up his rights to a preliminary hearing and the felony wiretap charges were sent to the Court of Common Pleas. Read more…

 

Jury convicts Effort man of rape in child sex case

On January 11, 2018, Joshua L. Leap, of Effort, Pennsylvania, was found guilty after a three day jury trial on one count of Rape by Forcible Compulsion, graded as a Felony of the First Degree; Read more…

 

Owners of Mountain View Vineyards winery arrested for Wiretap violations

In December of 2017 Monroe County District Attorney detectives received information about illegal wiretapping at Mountain View Vineyards, a local winery, brewery and distillery, located in Hamilton and Jackson Townships in Monroe County. Linda Rice Read more…

 

Wanted man from East Stroudsburg arrested at local hotel, faces new charges

Monroe County District Attorney’s Office Detectives along with help from Monroe County Domestic Relations Investigators and officers from the East Stroudsburg University Police Department arrested Keith Tompkins, 52, of East Stroudsburg, at a local hotel. Read more…

 

Fugitive couple wanted for promoting prostitution and theft

** WANTED FUGITIVES ** UPDATE: Golom and Goldsmith were captured in New York City on January 17 The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Detective Unit, is seeking the public’s help in locating John Read more…

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