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June 2013 Archives

Report of dogs in Pennsylvania car results in drug charges

When police responded to a call about three large dogs left in a car with insufficient ventilation, they discovered a lot more. The dogs were seized by Fayette County SPCA and police conducted a routine search of the vehicle. While searching the vehicle police found suspected marijuana-growing paraphernalia including fertilizer, high wattage light bulbs and rolling paper. This discovery prompted the police to contact the owner of the home the vehicle was parked near to get permission to search the residence.

Pennsylvania man who reported carjacking now faces gun charges

A Pennsylvania resident recently reported to police that he had been assaulted and carjacked. The 33-year-old man reported that three bearded males approached him in the South side of Easton. One of the males was allegedly armed with a gun. The police were able to recover the vehicle that had reportedly been carjacked. A loaded handgun was discovered in the vehicle while the police were searching for evidence of the crime.

Drunk driving accidents are down in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) released a new report, which states that alcohol related car accidents are down. The PennDot report indicates that in 2012 there were 12,000 DUI crashes in Pennsylvania. This is down from 2002 when there were over 15,000 alcohol related car accidents. In addition, the number of people killed in alcohol related accidents is down to 404 in 2012, compared to 542 people killed in 2002.

13-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of crime spree

When a teenager is charged with a crime, it can be a particularly alarming situation for the accused and their family. Recently, a 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy was charged on several counts for a crime spree he allegedly went on in search of illegal drugs. The young teenager was already facing allegations for theft of his grandmother's vehicle when he met up with a couple of friends to search for another vehicle.

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