Wilkes-Barre Man Caught Growing Pot In State Gamelands

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Wilkes-Barre man faces charges for allegedly growing 170 marijuana plants on state game lands in Dennison Township.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission, in conjunction with the state Office of Attorney General, today filed charges in the case against Thomas Dalton, 47, of Airy Street, is charged with one felony count of manufacture of a controlled substance, one felony count of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.

Dalton also is charged with violating the Game and Wildlife Code by unlawfully traveling by motorized vehicle on state game lands, possessing a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia, using game lands for commercial purpose, and additional violations.

Charges were filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Gerald Feissner in Freeland. Dalton was released without bail on his word he will appear in court Dec. 27.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/877269/Wilkes-Barre-man-caught-growing-pot-in-state-gamelands

Pottstown Man Charged With Robbing High Street Bank Twice In One Month

LOWER POTTSGROVE TOWNSHIP, PA — The man accused of robbing the National Penn Bank on East High Street in Pottstown made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon.

Christopher Lee Blount, 37, of Pottstown, was charged with two counts of felony robbery, two counts of felony conspiracy to commit robbery and multiple misdemeanors, according to court paperwork.

Blount, who was arrested Tuesday night, appeared in court wearing a light blue paper jumpsuit and black flip-flops.

A former employee at Jake’s Wayback Burger, Blount had the same mode of operation for both bank robberies, police said.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20130919/pottstown-man-charged-with-robbing-high-street-bank-twice-in-one-month

UPDATED: Pottstown Middle School Teacher Charged In Sexual Assault Of Girl, 8

Editor’s note:  This is a bad week for role models with a local police officer charged with retail theft and a teacher charged with molesting a child.  Very upsetting!

(Updated 3:15 p.m.) NORTH COVENTRY — A Pottstown Middle School teacher has been charged with multiple felony counts of aggravated indecent assault involving a child.

Jared P. Leimeister, of North Coventry, posted bail and was released from the Chester County Prison on Monday.

The 33-year-old teacher was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of minors and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old after police spoke with an 8-year-old girl who spent time with Leimeister between October 2012 and February 2013.

Leimeister is listed as an eighth-grade science teacher, according to the school district’s website.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130709/NEWS01/130709395/north-coventry-man-allegedly-molested-8-year-old-girl-posts-bail/?nocache=1

Stores Raided In Pottstown Food Stamp Fraud Investigation

POTTSTOWN — Two people were arrested after police served search warrants at three borough stores in connection with a fraud investigation involving food stamp access cards.

Adbu Aljash, 38, of Pottstown, and Kuldip Kaur, 40, of King of Prussia, were both charged with felony corrupt organization and other related charges, according to court documents.

Kaur worked at the Quick Mart Grocery Store on 55 E. High Street. Customers were able to buy cigarettes, non-food items and could receive cash back on their government-issued ACCESS cards, according to court records.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General had been monitoring Kaur and the store since last August 2012, according to the police report.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130316/NEWS01/130319489/video-stores-raided-in-pottstown-food-stamp-fraud-investigation#full_story

North Carolina Woman Sets Vending Machine On Fire For Taking Her Money

A Piggly Wiggly store in Owasso, Oklahoma

A Piggly Wiggly store in Owasso, Oklahoma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Oh snap!  You don’t see this every day!

We’ve all probably experienced a vending machine taking our money, and failing to provide our tasty treat selection.  One woman in North Carolina didn’t take the mishap lightly, and decided to retaliate against the machine by setting it on fire.

Debra Jonhnson went H.A.M. on a 7-Up soda machine at a Piggly Wiggly store in New Bern, N.C. last weekend, causing fire fighters to be dispatched to the location.

Read more at http://hiphopwired.com/2012/10/15/north-carolina-woman-sets-vending-machine-on-fire-for-taking-her-money/#dmudyj1VA1Aew5U8.99