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East Stroudsburg man charged with heroin delivery resulting in death

East Stroudsburg man charged with heroin delivery resulting in death

Feb 2, 2016
On June 12, 2015, a male was found deceased in his Stroudsburg apartment due to an apparent heroin overdose.  An autopsy was performed on the deceased and the cause of death was labeled as mixed substance toxicity.  Found in the victim’s blood was a very potent drug called Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opiate similar to but more potent than morphine.  It is a schedule II prescription drug. The two bags of heroin found in the bathroom with the deceased were sent to the Pennsylvania Crime Lab and they returned with a report indicating that the drug in the bags were Fentanyl, not h…

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East Stroudsburg man arrested for child pornography

East Stroudsburg man arrested for child pornography

Feb 2, 2016
Luis Guallpa-Lema, 36, of East Stroudsburg, is facing charges of possessing and disseminating child pornography after an early morning search warrant at his home. In December, detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office received information that an individual in the East Stroudsburg area was using ooVoo, a video chat and instant messaging application, to trade child pornography with other users.  The child pornography included both photographs and videos of children, some as young as 2 years old, engaged in sexual acts with adults. Detectives were eventually able to track th…

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Stroud Twp man arrested for online sexual contact with teen girl

Stroud Twp man arrested for online sexual contact with teen girl

Jan 26, 2016
A Stroud Township man is behind bars and facing charges related to an online sexual relationship with a teenage female in Canada. Louis Perosi, Jr., 69, was arrested this afternoon in front of his Penn Estates home by detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office following a month-long investigation involving Monroe county detectives and investigators from the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada. In December, Perosi’s estranged wife contacted the District Attorney’s Office to report that Perosi was engaged in an online relationship with a 16 year old girl from Ontario, Canada.…

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Monroe County attempted homicide suspect arrested in Louisiana

Monroe County attempted homicide suspect arrested in Louisiana

Jan 26, 2016
A man wanted in Monroe County on charges of attempted homicide was arrested in Louisiana with help from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Department. Shawn Fitzgerald, 24, formerly of Kunkletown, was charged by Detective Joseph Coddington of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office with attempted  homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and terroristic threats.  In June of 2015, Fitzgerald, who was living with his girlfriend and her mother in Kunkletown, got into a verbal argument that turned physical. That evening Fitzgerald tried to take money from the victim…

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Prostitute taunts police online, gets arrested

Prostitute taunts police online, gets arrested

Jan 26, 2016
Detectives arrest female prostitute after she posted on Backpage.com that the police should save their gas money for doughnuts. On January 13, 2016 Monroe County District Attorney Detective Kim Lippincott located an ad on www.eroticmugshots.com which stated: "Hey guys it's Marie or you can call me Lyssa. Im working in Bartonsville within the jurisdiction of East Stroud PD. A police department that couldn’t find their own asses with both hands and a map, so don’t bother even trying to call and set up a date. Save your gas money for doughnuts and leave me alone because flashing a badge isnt goi…

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