Erie Crime

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  • Erie man charged in armed robbery

    10 hrs ago | via Erie Times News 

    Photo of Jyvonte Williams, sent by Erie police on April 24. Police accuse Williams of robbing a woman of cash and a phone at gunpoint on March 28. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS A woman told Erie police that she was robbed as she planned to buy a car with a man who went along for the ride. Police charged that Jyvonte D. Williams, 21, used a gun to steal $3,000 from the woman in the 1900 block of Buffalo Road on March 28. The woman was not injured in the incident.

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  • Erie man charged in second eastside incident

    22 hrs ago | via Erie Times News 

    Photo of Godfrey O. Lohitai, sent by Erie police on April 20. Lohitai is accused of entering an eastside apartment and sexually assaulting a woman on April 19. He is also charged with trying to enter another house. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS An Erie man charged with breaking into an eastside residence and groping a woman early Sunday morning is accused of trying to break into another house.

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  • Erie man held for trial in convenience store robberies

    Thursday | via Erie Times News 

    An Erie man was ordered to trial this morning on charges in three armed robberies of convenience stores in the city. Erie 6th Ward District Judge Dominick DiPaolo held Anthony V. Burgos, 29, for trial on multiple counts of robbery, recklessly endangering, theft, receiving stolen property and weapons charges following his preliminary hearing.

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  • Erie man gets state prison for heroin-fueled burglaries

    Wednesday | via Erie Times News 

    A 32-year-old heroin addict was sentenced to up to 11 years in state prison Wednesday for robbing two houses in east Erie. Erie police accused Slomski, of the 700 block of East 14th Street, of throwing a rock through a window of a house in the 2300 block of Camphausen Avenue on June 5, and stealing a gold ring with diamonds.

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  • Erie man's 'garbage' testimony yields life sentence ...

    Wednesday | via Erie Times News 

    Thomas talked as he was sentenced to life with no parole, plus seven and one-half to 15 years in state prison, for the April 2014 shooting death of his upstairs neighbor, Stephon Bibbs. Thomas, 38, was convicted of robbing Bibbs, shooting him four times and stabbing him 14. Thomas shot himself in a leg in what, according to the verdict, was a failed cover-up.

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  • Erie man gets life in slaying of neighbor

    Wednesday Apr 22 | via Erie Times News 

    A 38-year-old Erie man who shot himself in the leg to cover up his slaying of his upstairs neighbor was sentenced today in Erie County Court to a mandatory life term in state prison with no parole, plus 90 to 180 months. The defendant, Jason P. Thomas, was convicted March 5 of first-degree, murder, robbery and two weapons charges.

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  • Police refile charges against Erie man in May shooting

    Tuesday Apr 21 | via Erie Times News 

    Undated headshot of Marquise Barnett, sent by the Erie Bureau of Police on May 22. Barnett is accused of possessing two handguns, one of which was stolen, as police investigated some shots fired reports on May 21. Police refiled chages against Barnett in the incident on April 20. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS Marquise K. Barnett, 21, was arraigned late Monday night on charges refiled on Monday in the incident, which began on the evening of May 21 and ended early the next morning. Officers who responded to the shooting were given a description of a van seen leaving the area.

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  • In brief: Erie man charged with threatening woman wi...

    Monday Apr 20 | via Erie Times News 

    Photo of Alandis L. Gilmore, sent by Erie police on April 20. Police accuse Gilmore of threatening a woman with a gun at a German Street residence on Saturday. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS Police responded to the 1600 block of German Street at about 2:30 a.m. on a report of a large group of people attempting to enter a house.

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  • Boys face charges in robbery, assault in west Erie

    Monday Apr 20 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police said charges are pending against a group of boys accused of robbing and assaulting a woman on the city's west side on Sunday night.

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  • Erie man charged with sexually assaulting woman

    Monday Apr 20 | via Erie Times News 

    Photo of Godfrey O. Lohitai, sent by Erie police on April 20. Lohitai is accused of entering an eastside apartment and sexually assaulting a woman on April 19. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS An Erie man was arraigned Sunday night on charges of forcing his way into an eastside residence and sexually assaulting a woman. Senior District Judge Frank Abate set bond at $25,000 after arraigning Godfrey O. Lohitai, 21, on charges of burglary, indecent assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

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  • Weathersfield theft suspect spotted stuffing cash in...

    Saturday Apr 18 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown 

    An alert citizen helped lead Weathersfield police to the arrest of a Youngstown man suspected of stealing cash from a McKinley Heights business. The charge was filed in connection with a reported theft at the Playtime Internet Cafe on Route 422 on April 13. An employee of the business tells police that she returned from a back room and discovered that a man who had been hanging around the cafe had left the premises.

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  • Masury man charged with Sharon pizza shop holdup

    Saturday Apr 18 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown 

    The 24-year-old suspect turned himself in to Sharon Police on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the April 14 robbery of Tony's Pizza on Stambaugh Avenue. The employee on duty that night told police that a white male who came into the store was purchasing a bottle of soda.

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  • Ed Palattella: Victim's words echo in court

    Thursday Apr 16 | via Erie Times News 

    She is a nurse Hobson robbed at knife point as she was leaving work at UPMC Hamot about six months ago. She could not attend the sentencing, according to the letter, because seeing Hobson "would just make things worse."

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  • Erie man charged in westside rape

    Thursday Apr 16 | via Erie Times News 

    Kyle M. Davis, 29, faces charges of aggravated assault, prohibited offensive weapon, recklessly endangering, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and burglary in the attack on the woman, which happened at a residence in the 1600 block of Myrtle Street at about 4:30 a.m. Police charge that Davis entered the residence and raped the woman. The victim said Davis also put a stun gun to her neck and stunned her with it, according to a criminal complaint.

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  • Erie abduction suspect charged with stealing car

    Thursday Apr 16 | via Erie Times News 

    Photo of Eliezer Perez, sent by Erie police on April 15. Perez is accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Erie on April 14. Perez is also charged with stealing a car. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS An Erie man charged in the abduction and assault of a 15-year-old girl on Tuesday was arraigned late Wednesday afternoon on charges of stealing the car used in the incident.

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  • City of Bradford Police Respond To Crime Statistics ...

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via Bradford Today 

    Recently the City of Bradford Police Department and our effectiveness has come under attack, mainly due to political rhetoric of a few, but with the power and reach of the internet and social media, we determined we should at least attempt to give our side of the issue. First of all, the statistics on the website neighborhoodscout.com are being used to claim that the City of Bradford is one of the least safe cities in the country is clearly inaccurate as it is labeling "Part 1" crimes as violent crimes and "Part 2" crimes as property crimes.

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  • Erie man charged in westside shooting

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via Erie Times News 

    Photo of Santos Torres-Olan, 37, sent by Erie police on April 14. Torres-Olan is accused of threatening a woman with a gun and shooting it at her feet on April 13. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS Erie police charge that a man told a woman he was "crazy" and threatened to kill her when he pointed a handgun at her face during an incident in the 600 block of West 18th Street on Monday night. The man then fired the gun at the woman's feet, and a bullet struck the sidewalk, according to investigators.

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  • Erie man charged in city homicide

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via Erie Times News 

    This is an undated contributed photo of Kevington Cummings, who faces homicide and other charges in the fatal shooting of Rodney L. Eddy, 39, in the 200 block of Walnut Street in Erie on April 1. CONTRIBUTED/ERIE TIMES-NEWS An Erie man initially jailed on drug charges and traffic violations following a police pursuit that occurred as officers were summoned to a westside shooting on March 31 was charged this afternoon with fatally shooting Rodney L. Eddy that night. Kevington J. Cummings, 25, was returned to the Erie County Prison without bond following his arraignment by Erie 4th Ward District Judge Tom Robie on charges including homicide, aggravated assault and robbery.

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  • Teen in Alleged Abduction Home Safe

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via WICU12 Erie 

    Erie police say the 15-year-old girl who was reportedly abducted this morning is now home safe. According to reports, the teen went out to start her parents car in the area of West 21st and Cranberry Streets this morning when neighbors heard screams.

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Erie Law

A family member was charged with DUI, a friend recommended ARD for first offense. Do I need a laywer for this?
A family member was recently charged with 75 § 3802 §§ D2* (DUI) and 75 § 3309 §§ 1 because he accidentally took too much of his prescribed medication. We have not received anything in the mail yet but on PA state website it says "Awaiting Preliminary Hearing". A friend was saying we could do the ARD program to remove the charge from record since it's a first offense but I am unsure if this is a simple process or if a lawyer is needed. Unfortunately, funds are very limited
Absolutely. Often times having an attorney is a prerequisite to being accepting into the ARD program. If funds are...
I have had 3 dui in my life. First ard at age 17. Second one at age 24, 3rd one at age 30. My 2002(3rd dui) I got m1 charge. It
It has been 13 years since my last dui. How can I change that charge to a lesser one, so I can purchase firearms
I am sorry to report that unless Sherman and Mr. Peabody are real, the "WABAC" machine does not exist. If you were...
Does a herniated disk (l4 and l5) invalidate a field sobriety test ?
The title is the entire question , I want to keep this simple as I haven't received my summons after several months for the dui. So I need to explore my defense options . I have a herniated disk I recieced as an 18 year d working out . Can I use this to invalidate the test ?
Think this should be in another topic. Will try and transfer it for you. Nevertheless, you should contact a local...
I was pulled over because my lights wherent on , I had the blood test and bac was .16 , 1 st dui ,was sober 20 years and going t
Meetings every day , how do u feel I will do and getting a stamp that I was there never any problems with the law ,I work full time
Your BAC is twice the legal limit and places you in the highest level for charging purposes. Assuming you have no...
Dui's and owning a gun
i got a dui in 1992 and received ard.............then i got a dui in 2003 and again received ard........then i got a dui in 2014 and got convicted for a 2nd dui because it fell just inside the ten year lookback by about 3 or 4 months.......all of these were higher than .16...........question......can i own a firearm......i have asked 4 people and received 4 different answers........and if i can't, is there a time limit on the ban..........thank you in advance.........
You don't need to worry about federal law, but you might need to be concerned about Pennsylvania. There is no federal...
Did I give an officer consent to search my car
Recently pulled over for dui when not actually drunk . One of the two officers asked to move my car and when the officer did he found marijuana stash underneath my seat
These issues are extremely fact-sensitive, so you need to talk to a lawyer offline about this. If the officer has your...
What will happen if I got a dui well on probation for simple assault and reckless indagerment
Im international to 1 and a half years into my three year probation what can I be looking at for a punishment
A new criminal charge constitutes a violation of probation, and you may face a resentencing on those original charges....