Recent Crime News
Tuesday May 19 | via WFMZ
A Carbon County man has admitted to shooting and killing a bald eagle and five blue herons. It happened in April near the Schuylkill-Carbon county line. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via The Morning Call
Winter lingered so long this year that Melanie Riggleman and her mother thought the great blue herons had yet to arrive at the family's 56-acre property at the base of Blue Mountain, near Bake Oven Knob. Each spring for the last 10 years, the Riggleman family has watched herons and bald eagles settle in along the mountain's north face, picking fish and other game from their property, which straddles the Carbon-Schuylkill border about nine miles southwest of Lehighton. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via Evening Sun
Officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission filed charges against a Lehighton man who allegedly shot and killed a bald eagle in the town of Andreas, according to a report from the Pocono Record. Carl Marion, 46, of Lehighton, was charged with with one count of disturbance of wildlife and six counts of the unlawful taking of protected birds and total fines could reach $3,900. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via Pocono Record
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials filed multiple charges Wednesday against Carl Marion, 46, of Lehighton, in the shooting of a bald eagle near the town of Andreas on the Schuylkill/Carbon County line. Wildlife Conservation Officer Joel Gibble received a call from an individual who reported hearing a gunshot and finding an injured eagle, which died shortly thereafter on April 22. He responded to the scene near the intersection of Germans Road and Stone Mountain Road, spoke to the witness and recovered the bird. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via Times News
Peter Hydro, 46, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded guilty to one count of persistent disorderly conduct. A charge of obstructing the administration of government function was dropped in a plea bargain. Comment?
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