Saturday, January 29, 2011

Know Thy Plate !


You come out of a store
and your car is gone!

You think .. OMG !

You are in a state of confusion for a minute.
You look around .. no car.


First thing you do is call 911.

The police arrive and they ask you the make and model.

Your good .. you know that.

Then the question comes……….
Do you know your license plate ?


What ?


Chances are you don’t.


This was one of the questions I asked at all 14 Crime Watch meetings last year and
 a good number  of people did not know. 

I have to be honest, lots more men knew than women.

The faster the Police get the word
out about your stolen car
the better the chances are that they find it.

They usually put out a “Be On the Look Out “ as soon as they can.  But, if you don’t know your license plate they have to take precious time to run a “ All vehicles Owned” through 911.


                       So learn it
If your memory is bad, at least have it written
 down in your wallet or purse
that you have with you.




From “ Scanner Addict”
1/27- 9:07 P.M. - car broken into at Movies 14 parking lot.
East Northampton St. - window smashed with brick.

1/ 26 - 3:19 A.M.-  Cabbie assaulted- 4 black males with guns - Rite Aid-    picked them up at 316 Sherman Hills



Reports from Clipboard at Police Station
1/ 16- 1/26
153 Waller St.- burglary-  and then stole the car. (ouch !)  

103 George Ave. - burglary- Camera and money

375 Horton St.-  Burglary- Kitchen cabinets, sink, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator ,  counter tops , light fixtures. PNC bank is victim.



1312 N. Washington St. – prescription drugs

632 Blackman St.- Carey Ave. – TFMV- purse

30 Blackman St- Copper pipes

Three Turkey Hills-  burglary- Carey Ave., and Hazel Street 2x’s

69 Old River Road- burglary

107 Lehigh St. – Purse

257 Coal St. – Copper pipes

44 Calvin St.- TFMV

41 Carey Ave. – burglary- Computer, camera, Mp4 player.





  
This is not crime related but, it is a crime to be sick from side effects of prescription drugs and be unaware of it.

If you or anyone you know are taking Statin Drugs for High Cholesterol
 and are suffering from leg or muscle pain
 PLEASE stop them !

Many times the damage is irreversible!
You may not link the pain with the drug.
Tell your doctor.
 There are many alternatives you can use.


Statin Drugs only lower LDL ( bad cholesterol ) not your
HDL or Triglycerides.
Check your numbers.


Alternatives are Milk Thistle which will improve liver function, Red Yeast Rice and a good garlic pill such as Garlique.

I just keep hearing horror stories from family and friends
 about the side effects.







Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Helpless



Been quiet nights on Police Scanner ..
way too cold for even criminals.


Turkey Hills getting hit.


 The other night some goof got a taxi from his home
 and robbed a Turkey Hill !



Bad move moron.



Kiss a cop… got ya !




Then late tonight… some poor fool left their car running and went into a Day Care on
North Main Street and guess what …

 Car gone !


I see it so many times. Car running, purse and
 valuables left in car.

People actually think it won’t happen to them.

Any cop will tell you that car theft is
 usually a crime of opportunity.


According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s Uniform Crime Reports, a motor
vehicle is stolen in the United States every 26.4 seconds.


This is a web site that could help you locate your car





Another Overdose death.. young man 28 years old.
It is heartbreaking to the family and friends.
Many times they have tried desperately to help the addicted person.
You feel so helpless.


It is hard for anyone never addicted to understand how powerful these drugs are.
It was explained to me by a drug and alcohol councilor and I finally got it….

I take a drug called Synthroid because my thyroid wasn’t working right. Now that I am taking it , my thyroid completely shut down because it doesn’t have to work.  
I need this drug to function properly.



Well, when people start taking drugs like Heroin their body stops producing “feel good”  hormones.

 Eventually, because the brain recognizes that these pleasure hormones are being introduced into the brain rather than made by the body itself, the body stops producing its own hormones.

The addict then must shoot up heroin in order to just to feel normal.
  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

JUST DO IT ...



There will be No Moaning, No Whining or
Gnashing of Teeth


Just do it…

I just did it …

You can do it …

Get your friends and family to do it…

Check your credit report now !


I promise you this site is
Free and easy
You can do it once a year for free.
You can do it on line or through the mail.

Be sure YOU opened all the credit cards.





The Only Official Website is annualcreditreport.com
The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. The three companies have set up one central website, toll-free telephone number, and mailing address through which you can order your free credit report. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know that, if you want to order your free annual credit report online, there is only one authorized website:annualcreditreport.com.

Many other websites claim to offer “free credit reports,” “free credit scores,” or “free credit monitoring.” But, be careful. These sites are not part of the official annual free credit report program. And in some cases, the “free” product comes with strings attached. For example, some sites sign you up for a supposedly “free” service that converts to one you have to pay for after a trial period ends. If you don’t cancel during the trial period, you may be agreeing to let the company start charging fees to your credit card.

From The Times Leader     
 PLAINS TWP. – The Plains Township Zoning Board on Monday heard testimony from those who support the Salvation Army opening an adult rehabilitation center and warehouse at the former Valley Crest Nursing Home.
“Krueger asked if the program admission criteria changed after it was learned that two former program participants had committed murders in Wilkes-Barre sometime after leaving the program. One of the murders was that of 85-year-old Mary Leo in 2005.”
My opinion is biased ….
 Mary Leo was a
family member.
Nothing GOOD will come out of this !





Got a call.. I always get calls.

From a bunch of neighbors in the Iron Triangle section of town.
They were upset and disgusted about this fellow and his
buds that are selling drugs .
He’s got a rap sheet as long as my arm .. and guess what..

He is on probation!
Again!

 He went to jail a few times but gets out rather quickly and continues on.
It is so frustrating to the neighbors and police.
We MUST start being more aware of what is happening in
 the criminal justice system.
We have to get tough Judges in Office and get rid of the weak ones.
I don’t wanna know this stuff… but I think it is time to learn.
Our Police know.
Ask them.






From “ Scanner Addict”

1/14-9:37 PM - Male robbed at gunpoint at Unimart on Hazle street. Suspects are black males, wearing blue and black hoodies carrying backpack.

1/14 - 9:53 PM- Gas Station Robbed- next to turkey hill on 309

1/14-10:40 PM - Corner of East Northhampton and South Welles streets, a guy was robbed of gold chain, money, laptop and cell phone.

1/16-2:10PM - 31 Henry Street, break-in to residence. Copper pipes

1/17-11:53 - 56 New Fredrick St, realtor discovered the house was broken
into.





Reports from Clipboard at Police Station
1/8- 1/ 16

R 553 N. Penn Ave.- TFMV- cash

Sherman Hills- TFMV- Camera

890 Kidder St- Smashed window on car

982 Scott St. – Car stolen

18 Lawrence-  Drug Bust

82 Wyoming St – Water heater- That’s just wrong !

112 Riverside Drive- Burglary- laptop

S. Franklin St. – License Plate

509 S. Franklin- Burglary- T.V. , Camera, Laptop

166 Jones St.- Burglary – and poured gas on floor.

83 Regent St.- Theft

 42 Miner St.- Gun shots into home.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Remember his words, Celebrate his life…


This Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.


Remember his words,  Celebrate his life…

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.


 Mr. King We need you now more than ever !




                                ______________________________________________





 From Times Leader..
Edward Lewis elewis@timesleader.com
WILKES-BARRE - Police said they arrested a man after he allegedly aimed a handgun at a motorist and damaging vehicles by stealing wiper blades early Wednesday morning. Michael Monkowski leaves district court after being charged for threatening a motorist with a pellet gun.
Michael Lawrence Monkowski, 35, of Jones Street, Wilkes-Barre, was captured hiding in a rear yard on Murray Street just after midnight. Police said they followed shoe prints in snow that led to Monkowski's capture.
According to police and the criminal complaint: Kyle Kogoy told police he was driving on Murray Street and saw a man, identified as Monkowski, pulling windshield wipers off several vehicles, and punching car windows as he walked.
Kogoy said he stopped his vehicle when Monkowski asked for a ride. Kogoy refused and Monkowski attempted to open his car door, the criminal complaint says.
Kogoy began to drive away and saw Monkowski pull a pistol that he aimed at his vehicle. Kogoy drove to a house and called police. While looking out a window, Kogoy claimed Monkowski stood in the roadway aiming the pistol at him, according to the criminal complaint.
Monkowski was arraigned by Senior District Judge Andrew Barilla on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats, loitering and prowling at night, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.
Police said the handgun was a pellet gun. In an unrelated case, Monkowski was released from the county prison on Dec. 30 when his bail on robbery and assault charges was modified. Hazleton police accused Monkowski for allegedly assaulting and robbing a woman on Nov. 30, according to arrest records. Monkowski was jailed for about a month on $35,000 straight bail, which was modified to unsecured bail on Dec. 30.


Bail Modified  ???  Just wonderful...


From Citizens Voice ..  

Gun pointed at woman during W-B home invasion
 - bob kalinowski
Wilkes-Barre police say a man pointed a handgun at a woman's chest during a home invasion Tuesday morning at 5 N. Sherman St.
The victim, Elizabeth Breish, said two males forced entry into her apartment around 1:30 a.m. and approached her. One pulled a gun and demanded prescription medication. She handed over several tablets and the suspects fled.
Breish told police one of the males had a stocking over his face, while the other hid his face with a glove.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call city police at 570-826-8106.

I personally hear this call. It was in the City Heights High Rise. The poor woman said they stole her cancer medication!  More than likely pain meds.  She also said she might know who they are.
From what I have read many crimes are committed by persons known to them..... many times in the case of the elderly, it can be their  seniors friend’s family members who knows a lot about them.
It is so sad.  .  They should be treated with respect and not live in fear.



‎1/12-3:16PM - A police officer pulls over a car on North Sherman street, across from Coal street park. The suspect in the car took off running, throwing a gun on top of a building in Coal street park, while running. Officers caught the suspect shortly afterwards and firetrucks were called to scene to retrieve the gun from the roof.



From Times Leader....WEST PITTSTON –
 Police on Thursday said they are investigating a reported “flim-flam” case in which a man posed as a utility worker to get inside a house while another person entered the house and stole items.
The fake utility worker was a white male, possibly in his 50s, of medium build with gray hair and mustache. He wore eyeglasses, a dark knit stocking cap, a navy nylon coat and blue jeans. There is no description of the second suspect.
Police advised residents to ask utility workers for identification before allowing them to enter a residence.
 air and mustache. He wore eyeglasses, a dark knit stocking cap, a navy nylon coat and blue jeans. There is no description of the second suspect.
Police advised residents to ask utility workers for identification before allowing them to enter a residenceair and mustache. He wore eyeglasses, a dark knit stocking cap, a navy nylon coat and blue jeans. There is no description of the second suspect.
Police advised residents to ask utility workers for identification before allowing them to enter a residence.



And Last but not least…
Man picked up hooker.. took her to hotel by across from Denny’s. Went into the  hotel and got beat up and robbed by a guy waiting for them in the room.
That’ll learn him !


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Honey, where’s the pizza ?



I am not a bleeding heart liberal but I do feel sorry for people
that are down and out.

In this economy it can happen to most of us.

I do believe in programs that ACUALLY try to get people back on their feet..but for the life of me I cannot imagine why so many downtrodden folks end up in our town.

Let’s face it.. It’s not for our wonderful employment opportunities or our terrific weather and somehow I don’t think they are going to enroll in any college.



If you are a frequent scanner listener, you know that many of our unscrupulous characters are from out of town ;
 Most times, with no permanent address or job 

Years ago they were called VAGRANTS.



  I remember a show on Mayberry (many years ago) :

Called “Opie's Hobo Friend”

Opie becomes fascinated with David Browne,( Buddy Ebsen ) a vagrant hobo who uses his wits to live on the edge of the law. Andy arrested him for vagrancy and made him leave the town.


That was then .. this is now.
 We now call them Homeless people.


In legal terminology, vagrancy refers to the offense of persons who are without visible means of support or domicile while able to work.



State laws and municipal ordinances punishing vagrancy often also cover loitering, associating with reputed
 criminals, prostitution, and drunkenness.

 The punishment is usually a fine or several months in jail.
 Instead of arresting vagrants, local officials often attempt to induce them to move on.

Vagrancy laws have come under constitutional attack,
 since being poor is not
a crime under the Constitution.

KISS A COP

Thank you!

 Times Leader - January 6
Guns, believed to have been taken from Monroe County gun club, found at home of Lamar Kevin Johnson.
State police at Wyoming and Fern Ridge investigating a burglary at a Monroe County gun club have recovered a stolen handgun and seized a large amount of illegal drugs from a Wilkes-Barre house Tuesday night.
Investigators were led to the house at 23 E. Beatty St. after the capture of Jerome Sharr, 20, who was apprehended following a pursuit in the Back Mountain and Wilkes-Barre areas on Dec. 30.
Arrest records link Sharr and David Toney, 19, of Hanover Township, to the burglary at American Sport Shooting Club near Brodheadsville on Dec. 29. Fourteen firearms were stolen from the club, police said.
After the alleged burglary in Monroe County, investigators claim Sharr and Toney arranged to meet Lamar Kevin Johnson, 30, in a motel room in Plains Township to sell stolen firearms.
Police searched Johnson’s residence on East Beatty Street and recovered two handguns stolen from the gun club, a third firearm, 27 packets of crack, 12 packets of powder cocaine, 35 ecstasy tablets and other contraband, according to charges filed.
Johnson was arraigned Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on three counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, two counts of receiving stolen property and a single count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $250,000 bail.


From “ Scanner Addict”
Man is stabbed on the corner of Washington and East Northampton Street-  1 a.m. Sunday morning
Man bleeding from eye and  mouth- parking garage by Hardware bar.. 2:37 a.m. Sunday morning- people screaming. 1st level of Parkade.
1/8-11:10PM - 78 Simpson Street, female was robbed by a male who fled in a white car.

1/6-5:55PM - 397 South River street, vehicle broken into.

1/5- 8:35PM - 108 Prospect street, Grotto pizza man, robbed at gunpoint by 2 black males. The suspects got away with money and food.




Reports from Clipboard at Police Station
12/30- 1/ 5
Hanover Street - shattered a door at house.
South River and Academy streets- TFMV- Wallet
115 Grove St. – smashed widow on car

A man armed with a handgun stole a briefcase during a robbery at South Franklin and Academy streets at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. The gunman, wearing a ski mask and a black sweat suit, aimed the firearm at his head and demanded his suitcase. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a heavy build.
• Robert Bonar, of Pittston, was cited with giving false reports to emergency services for allegedly pulling a fire alarm inside building 304 at the Sherman Hills Apartment complex at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday.
20 Hughes St. – burglary- Laptop
Elizabeth Street-  someone fired a round from a handgun that passed through a second-floor bedroom at 2:50 p.m.
North Pennsylvania Avenue -  - Burglary - four computers worth a total of $2,000
South River Street- TFMV
40 W. Northampton St.- burglary- Gold ring