It is cold….
People are getting crabby.
There are a lot of Domestics Disturbances going on.
Lots and Lots.
Cops hate them…
Domestic Violence calls are one of the most dangerous/unpredictable calls.
That is why two Officers are required to go to each call.
Many times drugs and alcohol are involved.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), domestic violence is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects more than 32 million Americans. This number only reflects the number of cases that are reported; it’s estimated that in the United States, as many as one third of domestic
violence cases are never reported.
Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner, or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate the victim.
It is so frustrating because many abused people… (men get abused too !) go back time and time again. WHY ??? Many times the police are very familiar with the same people over and over.
Abuse victims will "leave out of either fear, anger or resentment” . But then, after the fear, anger or resentment begins to subside, they feel guilt, shame, anxiety, and that takes them back."
PFA’s were meant to be a good thing… but many times it
causes more rage and violence; as we have just seen concerning the
murder on Dana Street last week.
What can be done ?
Seems to me that the best thing to do is to not get involved with
an abuser in the first place.
O.K. I’ll say it.. Girls are dumb.
They often mistake possessiveness, control
and jealousy as love.
They feel flattered at first.. Then the abuse begins slowly.
Talk to your kids about it !
It is still one of the “Taboo’ subjects in many households.
Abusive men are often survivors of abuse themselves.
Signs of an abusive man can range from emotional, verbal,
physical, or sexual abuse.
Some signs of an Abusive Person
Jealousy & Possessiveness
Disrespect for opposite sex
This is NOT
Well here we go.. seems like just about every night lately the police scanner is quiet then Wham.. something OUTRAGEOUS happens.
Just now.. 2:15 a.m. 137 River Street a woman woke up to find a man burglarizing her home. He took off with her Laptop, camera and cigarettes.
Now.. 3:35 a.m. 4 gun shots in the area of Sherman Hills. Wilkes- Barre Twp. Police called it in.
Reports from Clipboard at Police Station
118 S. Welles- Burglary- copper pipes
North Meade Street- Jeep Grand Cherokee stolen
East North Street – smashed window in car
CVS lot on South Main Street – TFMV- cell phone
Blackman Street – copper pipes
High Street – burglary - 3 coats, cash and prescription drugs.
105 North Grant Street- window smashed
Brink Inc. 189 E. Market St., reported a
Remington 12-gauge shotgun missing.
East Linden Street – TFMV- purse
Moyallen Street-burglary - laptop and purse
Intersection of South Franklin and West Northampton streets - TFMV
Moyallen Street – burglary – camera
52 S. Main St.- Park and lock- window smashed on car.