Tag Archives: Pennsylvania State Police Troop N Hazleton

Man dead in fiery standoff at Weir Lake

July 29, 2011 / Pocono Record

One man is dead after a standoff with state police in which he took several people hostage, including his mother, and set a Gilbert house on fire late Thursday afternoon. Continue reading

Do we have enough state police coverage in the Poconos?

Monroe County has lowest staffing rate in Pa.

By Michael Sadowski / http://www.poconorecord.com

Pocono Record Writer

May 22, 2011

State police staffing in Monroe County is below the rest of the state, but not at levels considered critical, officials say.

The three state police barracks that cover Monroe County are staffed at almost 87 percent, while barracks statewide are staffed at about 94 percent. Continue reading

Illegal immigrant cited, released had criminal record

By JIM DINO (Staff Writer)

Published: May 15, 2011

An illegal immigrant taken into custody after a traffic stop in Beaver Meadows on May 2 but released on orders from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had been arrested before the recent incident.

State Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, said she discovered the man was charged with harassment by state police at Hazleton in 2008. Continue reading

Posted: January 29
Updated: Today at 12:40 AM

State inmate at MinSec caught after bank robbery in Pike County

State Police said James Edward Heller called West Hazleton barracks claiming he was going to harm himself.

By Edward Lewis elewis@timesleader.com
Staff Writer

WEST HAZLETON – A state inmate staying at MinSec, a controversial halfway residential parole center in Hazleton, was apprehended after he robbed a bank in Pike County and a pursuit in southern Luzerne County on Thursday, according to state police at Hazleton. Continue reading

Former Troop N commander to manage Nuclear Security at PPL Susquehanna

PPL Appoints James Murtin Security Manager for Susquehanna Nuclear Plant

PPL Susquehanna
Jan 13, 2011

PPL Susquehanna has named James W. Murtin, a 26-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, as manager of Nuclear Security at the Susquehanna nuclear plant. Continue reading

DA: Hazleton murder suspect fled to Brooklyn

Kent Jackson (STAFF WRITER)

Published: December 6, 2010

Benjamin Tyrell “Tear” Westbrooks, whom authorities describe as a pimp and gang member, demanded that Alicia Weaver repay his money when he accosted her on North Wyoming Street on Nov. 13. Continue reading

“Investigators said Alicia Weaver of Hazleton is a victim of homicide. Her body was found Sunday on coal land near Freeland.”

Woman’s Death Not Random

By Bob Reynolds / http://www.wnep.com

4:52 p.m. EST, November 16, 2010

Police are trying to assure the public that there is nothing to fear after a woman was killed near Freeland over the weekend. Continue reading

Troop N — the Hazleton-based region that includes Monroe County — will double to four the number of troopers assigned full time to “motor carrier enforcement.”

State police expand patrol on trucks

By David Pierce / Pocono Record Writer

November 16, 2010

Pennsylvania State Police are adding troopers in the Poconos dedicated to tractor-trailer safety enforcement. Continue reading

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Beaver Meadows man appointed state police commander

Published: May 31, 2010

The Pennsylvania State Police barracks in West Hazleton once again has a new commanding officer with local roots. Continue reading