Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Palmer Township assists State Police in search of apartment Wednesday morning.
A drug raid of a Palmer Township apartment netted an arrest Wednesday, Palmer police said. Lt. Thomas Trinchere said Wednesday afternoon that authorities have a suspect in custody. He would not reveal the suspect's identity. It also wasn't known when the suspect would be arraigned. The raid took place just before 8 a.m. Wednesday at Gateway Terrace Apartments, Trinchere said. He stated that Palmer Township police assisted state police with the raid and that state police were handling the investigation. He said state police K-9 dogs, not Palmer Township's, were used in the raid. Trinchere said authorities confiscated drug paraphernalia and unknown amounts of cocaine and marijuana during the raid at 2163 Gateway Terrace, with the raid …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Police say raid focused on crack and heroin sales at Ferry Street property tied to July homicide.
Complaints from neighbors about drug sales led Easton police to raid a house on the 600 block of Ferry Street Wednesday night. The building in question is 613 Ferry St., which is where the argument that led to the fatal stabbing of William Thompson began on July 3. When that stabbing happened, the house was allegedly place where people came to buy drugs. And it was apparently still being used for that purpose up until Wednesday, police said, with residents allowing dealers to stay there in exchange for drugs. When the raid was over, eight people -- ranging in age from 22 to 73 --were arrested, two of them facing felony charges. They are: They were all charged with misdemeanor drug parapheranlia charges, and released, except for Young and …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
So far this year, Easton police have done 24 high profile drug raids, Capt. Scott Casterline told the Easton Block Watch Thursday.
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- Tom Coombe
Sunday, September 30, 2012
If you follow the local news, you've probably seen more-than-occasional coverage of drug raids around the city. There have been 24 of them so far this year, Easton Police Capt. Scott Casterline told members of the city block watch as it held its quarterly meeting Thursday night at the River of God Fellowship church. And of those 24 raids, 20 of them were prompted by calls from neighbors, add Lt. John Remaley. (There were other, smaller raids, Casterline said. The 24 he mentioned were ones involving either the city's special response team, or their counterparts from the state police.) Casterline said it sends a message to criminals: "You don't have to worry about the police first, you have to worry about the neighbors." He also …