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Police pursuit ends in arrest of two wanted fugitives

Police pursuit ends in arrest of two wanted fugitives

Jan 30, 2015
On Thursday afternoon, a team of detectives and officers from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and the Stroud Area Regional Police Department were tracking a wanted fugitive, Timothy Lee, 40, of Tobyhanna, after learning that he was in the Stroudsburg area.  Lee was wanted on a felony arrest warrant for trafficking a large amount of heroin into Monroe County in October 2014.  Lee, who knew of the warrant for his arrest, had been avoiding authorities and refusing to turn himself in. Investigators learned that Lee was possibly in Delaware Water Gap and spotted him seated in the pass…

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Effort man arrested for cheating drug test

Effort man arrested for cheating drug test

Jan 16, 2015
Rickey Tartaglia, 53, of Effort, walked into the Monroe County Courthouse to meet with his probation officer but left in handcuffs. Tartaglia is on probation for DUI.  As part of his probation he must provide a sample of his urine for drug testing during his visits.  On this visit, Tartaglia was taken to the restroom by his probation officer to provide the sample.  While Tartaglia was providing the urine sample, his probation officer notice Tartaglia making unusual movements.  The probation officer searched Tartaglia and found a small white bottle filled with urine that he had been using to t…

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Stroud Twp man arrested for online sex offenses

Stroud Twp man arrested for online sex offenses

Jan 9, 2015
Louis Sanabria, 27, of Stroud Township, was arrested following a Thursday morning search of his Penn Estates home by detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and is facing charges that he sexually exploited several minors on the website MeetMe.com, a social networking website that promotes itself as “the leading social network for meeting new people.” The investigation, conducted by Detective Brian Webbe, began in November of 2014 when the detective received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  The tip, which had been submitted by the staff o…

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