Erie Crime

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  • Victims identified in fatal Wayne Township crash

    14 hrs ago | via Erie Times News 

    Four males were killed, and a fifth male was injured, when state police said this Mazda 6 crashed on Stuart Road in Wayne Township while fleeing from troopers following a burglary at a Concord Township residence on May 21. Police said they recovered numerous items believed to have been stolen in a series of unsolved burglaries in Erie County during their investigation into the incident.

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  • Erie DA to seek 1st-degree murder in infant's death

    Yesterday | via Erie Times News 

    The defendant, Wendell T. Mulkey, is expected to get a mental examination before trial, his lawyer said at Mulkey's formal arraignment in Erie County Court on Thursday. First Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Hirz said she would pursue a conviction for first-degree murder, or a premeditated killing.

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  • Marshals arrest 5 fugitives in Erie

    Wednesday | via Erie Times News 

    Marshals apprehended Ricky Pullium, 33, and Damonique Henderson, 22, at about 6:45 a.m. in the 200 block of East 26th Street. Both fugitives were found hiding in the attic at the residence.

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  • Erie man waives hearing in groping case

    Wednesday | via Erie Times News 

    An Erie man accused of forcing his way into an eastside residence and groping a woman in April faces trial on burglary and indecent assault charges in the incident. Godfrey O. Lohitai, 21, waived his preliminary hearing on the two charges before Erie 2nd Ward District Judge Paul Urbaniak on Wednesday after prosecutors withdrew a felony count of criminal attempt at involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

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  • Man charged in Erie armed robbery

    Wednesday May 20 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police have charged a man with using a gun to rob another person of cash and drugs at an eastside residence on Tuesday night. Christopher A. Pollock, 26, no known address, faces charges of robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the incident.

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  • Inmate Death Trial: Inmate Had 7 Times The Lethal Do...

    Wednesday May 20 | via WICU12 Erie 

    Inmate Death Trial: Inmate Had 7 Times The Lethal Dose of Fentan - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events In Erie County Court, the prosecution is continuing to present its case against 49-year-old Nathan Howard. He's the man on trial accused of bringing contraband heroin and fentanyl into the Erie County prison, when he was arrested last spring.

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  • Investigations continue into 3 weekend shootings in ...

    Monday May 18 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police continued their search Monday for evidence and information in a series of weekend shootings that sent three men to the hospital with bullet holes in their backs. Investigators had no suspects Monday in the shootings.

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  • Man shot in west Erie

    Sunday May 17 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police said a man was shot in the buttocks while standing outside near the corner of West Eighth and Walnut streets tonight. Police first received reports of residents hearing as many as 10 shots fired in that area around 9:48 p.m. Minutes later, they received a call of a shooting victim found near the intersection of West Ninth and Walnut streets.

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  • Erie police looking into 2 armed robberies

    Sunday May 17 | via Erie Times News 

    The first robbery happened at about 2 a.m. when a victim walking in the 400 block of East 23rd Street was pistol whipped by a male wearing all dark clothing, police said. The second robbery happened at about 4:10 a.m. in the 200 block of West Fourth Street.

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  • Police chase leads to crash, arrest

    Sunday May 17 | via Erie Times News 

    An Erie man faces a set of 18 charges after leading city police on a chase and crashing his truck into another vehicle on Peach Street. City police said the pursuit began at some point before 10:30 p.m. Saturday while officers were doing surveillance at Hunter's Inn Tavern, 1204 W. 26th St. Police said those officers spotted Malik H. Martin, 42, as he pulled in to park at the tavern.

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  • Erie police chief says east Erie shooting victim not...

    Sunday May 17 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police continue to investigate the two shootings that occurred Saturday, and Erie police Chief Randy Bowers said the victim in one has not been cooperating with officers. Bowers said the victim in a Saturday afternoon shooting that happened near the 700 block of East 22nd Street is now in stable condition at UPMC Hamot.

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  • Erie police investigate a pair of shootings Saturday

    Saturday May 16 | via Erie Times News 

    The first took place shortly after 2 a.m. when gunfire erupted early Saturday outside a bar on the west side. The victim, a 26-year-old Erie man whom police would not identify, was shot once in the back and spine area, investigators said.

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  • Union City man waives hearing on charges in police p...

    Friday May 15 | via Erie Times News 

    A Union City man accused of fleeing from a traffic stop in Erie and endangering state and local police by leading them on a lengthy pursuit in March waved a court hearing Friday on the criminal charges and traffic violations filed against him. Justin M. Civetti, 28, waived his preliminary hearing on 10 criminal charges and 44 traffic violations before Erie 2nd Ward District Judge Paul Urbaniak.

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  • Boy injured in east Erie attempted robbery

    Thursday May 14 | via Erie Times News 

    A 17-year-old boy was injured Thursday night during an attempted robbery on the city's east side, Erie police said. Police were called to the 500 block of East 23rd Street, where the boy lives, at 11 p.m. on a report of a stabbing victim.

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  • In brief: Roar on the Shore announces more bands for...

    Thursday May 14 | via Erie Times News 

    Roar on the Shore organizers announced additional local, regional and tribute bands scheduled to perform at the charitable motorcycle rally July 15 through 18 in downtown Erie. Black Widow is to perform July 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It specializes in rock, pop, dance and blues alternatives.

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  • Diaz convicted of first-degree murder in Erie bounce...

    Thursday May 14 | via Erie Times News 

    "I believe in God. I believe in karma," Diaz said. "I love my family. I don't mess with nobody."

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  • Diaz to resume deliberations Thursday

    Wednesday May 13 | via Erie Times News 

    Deliberations are to resume this morning in Erie County Court in the trial of Dominic S. Diaz, a 25-year-old Erie man accused of fatally shooting a bouncer outside of an after-hours club in August. The jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday but failed to reach a verdict on the charges stemming from the Aug. 23 death of Hercules B. Rieger, 39, in front of the Bearded Lady at East 11th and Wayne streets.

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  • In brief: Police: Woman fills bags with items at Eri...

    Wednesday May 13 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police said a woman claiming to have permission to help herself to property at Saint Vincent Hospital attempted to walk out with bags of the stuff early Wednesday. Police charge that Melissa A. Hanson, 43, tried to steal items such as toilet paper, paper towels, biohazard bags, latex gloves and linen rags that she took from various areas of the hospital, 232 W. 25th St., at about 3 a.m., according to a criminal complaint.

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  • Juvenile in custody in east Erie shooting

    Wednesday May 13 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police said a juvenile was taken into custody in a shooting on the city's east side this afternoon. The juvenile was one of several suspects who reportedly fired gunshots at another victim in the 600 block of East 21st Street.

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  • Jury Hears from Witnesses in Day One of Testimony in...

    Tuesday May 12 | via WICU12 Erie 

    Jury Hears from Witnesses in Day One of Testimony in Erie Murder - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events Tuesday marks day one of testimony in the trial of an Erie man accused of gunning down a bouncer, outside of an east Erie bar, last year. 24-year-old Dominic Diaz is on trial, charged with the shooting death of Hercules Rieger, outside of "The Bearded Lady".

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Erie Law

I finished an 8 ounce strawbarita 930pm Thursday. How long would it take to clear for any test or breathalyzer
I finished an 8 ounce strawbarita on Thursday at 930pm. How long would it take to pass a breathalyzer or any kind of urine screen
Unfortunately, there is no clear cut answer. It will depend on your body weight, height, size, what you ate that day, etc...
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...
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....