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County Art Thief Identified, Arrested

County Art Thief Identified, Arrested

Mar 24, 2015
Amanda Packard, age 56, of Canadensis, was arrested today for an art theft that took place on March 6, 2015. On that date Packard went to the Monroe County Administration Building located at One Quaker Plaza in Stroudsburg to purchase two dog licenses.  Twenty five minutes later a video surveillance camera recorded Packard removing an oil painting from the wall across from the voter registration office and heading towards the exit. County personnel discovered that the painting was missing on March 19, 2015 and reviewed surveillance recordings.  Surveillance footage of the theft was observed …

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Theft from Monroe County Administration Building

Theft from Monroe County Administration Building

Mar 19, 2015
Can you identify this woman? On March 6, 2015, the woman pictured below entered the Monroe County Administration building located at 1 Quaker Plaza, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and removed the painting she is carrying from the wall.  The theft occurred at 10:45 A.M. A video of the theft is also posted below. If you can identify this individual please contact Chief County Detective Eric Kerchner at (570) 517-3109. 

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Human trafficking sting nets more than a dozen arrests

Human trafficking sting nets more than a dozen arrests

Mar 11, 2015
The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office County Detectives along with the Monroe County Drug Task Force, and in conjunction with several other local, state and federal agencies, have been working together to combat prostitution and drug related offenses throughout Monroe County.Between January 15, 2015, and March 5, 2015, detectives set up multiple prostitution sting operations in local hotels in the Stroudsburg area.  Detectives targeted ads on backpage.com that were advertising sex for money.  Undercover officers were able to contact women and men and arrange for them to come meet them t…

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Barrett Township man convicted on child porn charges

Barrett Township man convicted on child porn charges

Mar 9, 2015
Nathan Sauers, 35, of Barrett Township, was convicted on Friday following a 2 and ½ day trial in Monroe County court on charges of possessing and disseminating child pornography. Sauers was arrested in August of 2013 following an investigation into his use of a peer-to-peer file sharing network to download and subsequently share images and videos of child pornography, including some showing children as young as 2 years old engaged in sex acts with adults.  The investigation was led by Detective Brian Webbe of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, with assistance from the Barrett Towns…

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Brooklyn man charged in Stroudsburg with drug, sex related offenses

Brooklyn man charged in Stroudsburg with drug, sex related offenses

Mar 9, 2015
Police arrested a 35-year-old Brooklyn, New York, man Thursday on drug- and prostitution-related charges. Police charged Timothy Guarrasi with possession with the intent to deliver controlled substances, marijuana and prescription medication, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, patronizing a prostitute, resisting arrest and the criminal use of a communication facility. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Guarrasi contacted an undercover police officer via text and phone. He made an agreement with the undercover officer to pay $200 for “full servi…

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