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This Labor Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This Labor Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Aug 25, 2016
Monroe County Police Departments Show Zero Tolerance In Their Goal to End Drunk Driving This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, Monroe County police departments are partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs August 26-September 5, 2016. D…

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Visit our booth at the West End Fair!

Visit our booth at the West End Fair!

Aug 18, 2016
The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney will once again have a booth at the West End Fair.   The 95th annual West End Fair, which runs from Sunday, August 21 to Saturday, August 27 on Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert, Pennsylvania, features agricultural and livestock exhibits, arts and crafts booths, entertainment, music, rides and games, a variety of vendors, and great food.  The fair also features demolition derbies, tractor and truck pulls, and fireworks.Our booth, between the museum and the main event stage, features information about the various services provided by our office, info…

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Four year anniversary of the sudden disappearance of Stephen Charles Lepore

Four year anniversary of the sudden disappearance of Stephen Charles Lepore

Aug 17, 2016
Today, August 17, 2016, marks the four year anniversary of the sudden disappearance of Stephen Charles Lepore, of the Pocono Farms East Development, Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. At the time of his disappearance, Lepore was 55 years of age, 5’7” tall and weighed approximately 180 pounds. Lepore has brown eyes, brown/grey hair and a mustache.  He was last seen wearing cargo shorts, a tee-shirt and sneakers. He disappeared during the morning hours of August 17, 2012, as he helped a friend run errands. Lepore was operating a 2007 grey/silver Chevrolet Express van at the time …

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Pocono Lake man charged in 2011 murder of Kristen Wagner

Pocono Lake man charged in 2011 murder of Kristen Wagner

Aug 2, 2016
Criminal Homicide charges were filed today against James Bidwell, age 49, of 1033 Arrowhead Lakes, Pocono Lake, Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania. The charges arise out of the death of Kristen Wagner, age 27, whose lifeless body was found hanging from electrical heating wire tied to the ceiling of a freight trailer located in a scrap yard on Crowe Road in Stroud Township. The yard housed a business owned and operated by Bidwell. Although the circumstances were suspicious, the original investigators deemed the death to be a suicide. As a result of new information, the case was reopened in June…

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Stroudsburg woman arrested for bringing heroin into county jail

Stroudsburg woman arrested for bringing heroin into county jail

Jul 21, 2016
On July 19, 2016, Detective Kim Lippincott from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office arrested Dawn Terry-Dew, 47, of Stroudsburg, after she brought a large quantity of heroin into the Monroe County Correctional Facility. Terry-Dew was arrested earlier in the day by the Pennsylvania State Police on a warrant issued for drug charges stemming from an alleged purchase of heroin by an informant out of Terry-Dew’s apartment in Stroudsburg in April of 2016. Terry-Dew was arraigned on those charges by MDJ Kristina Anzini, bail was set at $50,000 secured. Once she was taken to the Monroe Coun…

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