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Monroe County Community Night for Families - March 16, 2017

Monroe County Community Night for Families - March 16, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
The Monroe County Children's Roundtable will host its 3rd annual Community Night on March 16, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. at the Monroe campus of Northampton Community College. This event is free and open to all, and features information and resources for families on a variety of topics including: Substance abuse Mental health services Nutrition Child welfare Continuing education Youth programs Wildlife education Student art contest Library bookmobile Therapy dogs Child fingerprinting kits Car seat safety Drug awareness education Gun safety Impairment goggles Police …

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East Stroudsburg couple convicted of Endangering Welfare of Children and related offenses

East Stroudsburg couple convicted of Endangering Welfare of Children and related offenses

Feb 14, 2017
On February 10, 2017, Rafael Ray Olivo, 36, of East Stroudsburg, was found guilty of three counts of felony Endangering Welfare of Children, three counts of felony Criminal Conspiracy to Endanger the Welfare of Children, two counts of misdemeanor Simple Assault, and two counts of summary Harassment.  His wife, Christine Nazario, 36, also of East Stroudsburg, was found guilty of three counts of felony Endangering Welfare of Children and three counts of felony Criminal Conspiracy to Endanger the Welfare of Children.  Olivo was represented during trial by Attorney Brian Gaglione, Nazario was re…

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Christopher Barber convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Christopher Barber convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Feb 14, 2017
It's good to collect your thoughts about a trial soon after it's over. In reflecting on the case of Commonwealth vs Christopher Barber, the sadness and waste of a life hits the hardest. The victim was an infant, only 69 days old when he was grabbed shaken and thrown onto a couch by his own father. The injuries Mr. Barber inflicted upon his son devastated the infant's brain. Bleeding, swelling, and lack of oxygen killed off both cerebral hemispheres and much of the mid brain. Only the brain's primitive areas, hardier and able to survive on less oxygen were spared.  The assault happened on the …

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Long Pond man arrested for online sex crimes with minors, child porn

Long Pond man arrested for online sex crimes with minors, child porn

Jan 27, 2017
James Lamie, 60, of Tunkhannock Township, is behind bars on charges of child pornography and engaging in sexually graphic conversations with minors on the website Tagged.com. Between October 2016 and January 2017, detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney received numerous reports of Lamie contacting underage girls on Tagged.com and then engaging in detailed and graphic conversations regarding sexual acts that he would like to perform on them.  The investigation eventually lead to Lamie’s home on Spring Terrace in Long Pond. Thursday evening, detectives with the Distr…

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Stroudsburg man arrested for crack cocaine near county courthouse

Stroudsburg man arrested for crack cocaine near county courthouse

Jan 26, 2017
On January 25, 2017, members of the Monroe County Drug Task Force arrested and charged Carmen Diacheysn, 4,7 of Stroudsburg.  Diacheysn was known to members of the Drug Task Force as a crack cocaine user, and was also known to be on supervision with Monroe County Probation and Parole.  District Attorney Detective Joseph Coddington spotted Diacheysn on Monroe Street and made contact with him as he walked passed the courthouse. When Detective Coddington approached Diacheysn he appeared nervous and explained that he was getting a food stamp card from someone. Detective Coddington asked Diacheys…

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