Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wilkes- Barre Crime Watch Meetings

The Wilkes-Barre
Crime Watch Coalition wants YOU !

Together we can make a difference.

Visit our NEW web site !

For more information call
570-208 -8900

1. North End
Last Mon
7:00 pm
St Mary's Social Hall 522
Madison St.
2. East End
2nd Mon
7:00 pm
Holy Savior Church, 54 Hillard St.
3. Sherman Hills High Rise
3rd Mon
2:00 pm
Sherman Hills High Rise,
300 Park View Circle
4. South Wilkes-Barre
1st Mon
7:00 pm
St John's Lutheran Church,
410 S River St
5. Lincoln Plaza/Boulevard Town Homes
3rd Tues
2:00 pm
Lincoln Plaza, 51 Lincoln Plaza
6. Rolling Mill Hill/Mayflower/Iron Triangle
1st Tues
7:00 pm
St. Andrews, 316 Parrish St.
7. East End High Rise
1st Thur
2:00 pm
East End High Rise, 295 Scott St.
8. Valley View High Rise
2nd Thur
2:00 pm
Valley View Terrace, 215 High St.
3rd Thur
2:00 pm
South View Manor, 60 Monroe St.
3rd Thur
7:00 pm
Parsons PM Church,
193 Austin Ave.
11. Park Ave. Towers
1st Tues
2:00 pm
300 Park Ave.
Last Thur
7:00 pm
First Welsh Presbyterian Church
13. Miners Mills
3rd Mon
7:00 pm
St. Francis Church,
13 Chandler St.
14. Central City
3rd Wed
6:30 pm
Provincial Towers Meeting Room

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas morning surprise …..

Imagine this. .. Hearing a clamor downstairs 
early Christmas Morning…

Must be Santa !

NO ! -  Guess again

It is a burglar in a mask in your home !!!!!!

According to report The Citizens Voice report…

City man awakens to
 Christmas intruder

WILKES-BARRE - City police are investigating a burglary that took place at a Scott Street residence Saturday morning.
Michael Nadzan told police at 5:45 a.m. he was asleep in the bedroom when he heard a noise on the first floor. When he went to the living room he saw a man wearing an orange face mask and a black jacket and pants, who had gotten into the house by smashing out the rear porch door window pane and unsecuring the locks. When Nadzan confronted the suspect, the man demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with cash in hand. Police said a check of the area proved fruitless.

Please, if anyone has any information or seen anyone matching this description
call the police !

 Informative web site…

And then we have “Smokers Choice” on Spring Street getting hit again …

Police said a man entered the business around 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and threatened a clerk with a knife.  The suspect was a white male with a tan jacket, black hooded sweatshirt and with facial hair. Reports indicate nothing was taken.

And just another Christmas surprise....this one 
has a good ending.
Christmas afternoon, on Reese Street a guy caught someone trying to break into his car, the suspect was armed with a knife, and the guy held him down until police got to him.

Then today the Turkey Hill on Hazel and the Boulevard was robbed by a man with two teardrops under his eyes…

According to this web site..

“A teardrop tattoo is usually associated with prison, gangs, and death. This tattoo is looks similar to teardrop and is either placed at the corner of the eye or on the cheekbone. The teardrop tattoo has a long history, usually associated with prisons. The prisoners were marked with a teardrop tattoo to symbolize number of murders committed. However, now teardrop tattoo has become a style statement.
Meaning of Teardrop Tattoo:

A teardrop tattoo may symbolize the following:
·         Death of a loved one
·         Being a prisoner
·         Gang member
·         Murder
·         Pain, suffering

Wanna bet DRUGS are involved with
 all of them ?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thank You.. our Heros

Merry Christmas!

My Christmas wish is for the City Administration, Firefighters and
Police to find harmony.

A lot is being said about pay, overtime, etc.   
I do not know who is right or who is wrong..
Or even if anyone is…

But I do know these two things…

When there is a horrible situation occurring, such as a house burning or shots fired ....
 Our Police and/or Firefighters are running in when everyone else is running away.

When a child, loved one or pet is saved by their heroic actions they are worth their
 weight in gold.

God Bless them All and Thank You !

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Beware: Christmas presents can be a gift for burglars.

Be careful when taking out the trash this holiday season, as burglars and thieves may be choosing their targets based on what’s getting thrown out.
Boxes and packing materials from electronics and other easily-stolen goods left out for the trash could give criminals an idea of what’s inside the residence.
Rip them up well or cover them up.

Christmas is the busiest time in the burglar's calendar. Homes are more frequently left empty in the whirlwind of shopping trips, social events and visits.
Add to that the fact that the prospective booty is beautifully easy to target - conveniently left either in the hall or sitting room - and for burglars the situation is like ... well ... Christmas !

Top 10 items taken by thieves last year
 Nintendo Wii consoles
Digital cameras
 Sony playsation 3s
 Sony PSPs
 iPod Nanos
 Desk-top PCs
XBox 360s
Mobile phones
Apple Macbooks
Source: Aviva

Operation ID

Operation Identification is a citizen's burglary prevention program for use in homes and business. The Operation ID program involves the marking of property with an identifying number as a means of discouraging burglary and theft.

In communities where it has been properly implemented, Operation Identification has shown dramatic results in its ability to reduce burglaries.

Marked property is difficult for a burglar to dispose of or re-sell. It can be traced to the rightful owner with relative ease. If the burglar is caught with marked property, It is solid evidence of possession of stolen goods.

When marking your valuables, always use your Drivers License Number, never your Social Security Number, unless they are the same number (and if they are get it changed ASAP).

Also, always use the two letter state identifier along with your license number. 

After marking your property, make a list of your valuables and keep a copy of the list in a safe place.
If you should subsequently become a burglary victim, you will be able to quickly describe the stolen property from the list. 

Of course some items can not be marked and we suggest a photograph or video of these items. This will be of great help to the police department in our attempts to recover the stolen property.

Make a list of all serial numbers on
 valuables electronics.

In January and February The Wilkes- Barre Crime Watch Coalition will be
helping residents to participate in Operation ID. Engravers will be available
for members at each meeting to take
home and mark their valuables.

$20,000 in heroin found in truck during traffic stop
A traffic stop Saturday on Interstate 80 in Monroe County turned into a drug bust when police said they found heroin in the trunk of the car.
State police at Swiftwater pulled over Lashawna Harris, 29, of Wilkes-Barre about 10:30 p.m. in Jackson Township for several moving violations, according to a news release.
Police said Harris "displayed numerous criminal indicators," which triggered a search of the vehicle. Police said they found 11 bricks of heroin - about 1,100 packets - in a purse under a bag of garbage in the trunk.
The heroin, valued at $20,000, was to be distributed in the Wilkes-Barre region, police said. Harris was taken to Monroe County jail on felony drug charges, police said.

Reports from Clipboard at Police Station
                                               12/06- 12/19
192 S. Franklin St.- TFMV- Purse
Stanton St.- Robbery- 2 younger males pushed a 57 year old man to the ground and took his wallet.
463 S. Franklin- Burglary- X box , Computer. Valued at 1,400 dollars.
87 Wood  St.- TFMV- Purse
46 Mccarragher St.- Burglary- kicked in side door.  2,000 dollars worth of tools stolen.
568 N. Penn Ave. – theft- Aluminum
88 Popular St.- license plate stolen
187 Reese ST.- theft- Jewelry
23 S. Meade St.- Burglary – Jewelry, cash, laptop
Boscovs 15 S. Main St- Robbery- One female and one male forcibly removed wallet from man.
323 S. Sherman St- TFMV- Purse
57 Hillard St- Burglary- Jewelry, two computers and camcorders.
99 George Ave. – Hunn’s Parking lot- TFMV- GPS
439 S. River- TFMV- 100 Cd’s
135 N. Main St.- Burglary-  Safe with two guns in it.
Area of 303 Andover St.- Robbery- Cell phone
2 Oakwood Lane- Rock through car window
19 Murry St- Slashed tires
310 S. River- Burglary-  3,000 dollars worth of stuff.
45 Corlear St.- Burglary- forced door open- Camera, Jewelry, Computer
53 S. Empire St.- Burglary- Gun
18 Forrest St.-Theft- cell phone
60 Monroe- Stolen Car
225 Horton ST.- Pried open car door- TFMV- Sony CD player
Mallery Place- license plate stolen
68 Ross St- smashed window on car
8 W. Ross St.- Burglary- Photographic equipment 
150 Scott St.- theft- Honda Accord
E. Northampton and Welles St- at 7:48 in morning- Theft- man grabbed woman’s pure.
63 Conwell St- theft- Jewelry.