Lancaster woman charged in human trafficking, drug distribution ring

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — A Lancaster woman’s alleged involvement in a drug distribution and human trafficking ring in and around Reading, PA has landed her and two others multiple charges. According to Pennsylvania State Police, 36-year-old Bridget M. Thompson of Lancaster is facing a number of charges for various crimes...
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Lebanon County real estate transfers for week of July 26

The following real estate transfers were recorded recently in Lebanon County:. Wendy S. Baeshore to Tanner M. Baily, 1917 Walnut St., $140,000. StarrWar Properties to Angelina Dunkleberger, 411 Guilford St. $122,000. Keith W. and Amy J. Donnachie to Carlos Villar, 555 Weidman St., $84,000. Frederick W. and Crystal L. Sechrest...
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Police: Three People Facing Numerous Charges For Roles In Drug Distribution, Human Trafficking Ring

By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Three people are facing a number of felony charges filed by Pennsylvania State Police in connection with the alleged operation of a drug distribution and human trafficking ring. According to police, the three people facing charges allegedly operated the ring in and around the Reading area of Berks County. The three facing charges have been named by police as: 50-year-old Hector Rivera, of Reading 31-year-old Dushawn Ellis, of Reading 36-year-old Bridget Thompson, of Lancaster Police say that last year, a confidential source led investigators to develop leads and identify victims. The results of a police investigation were then provided to the State’s Attorney General’s Office and presented to a statewide investigating grand jury. Earlier this year, the grand jury found all three suspects being charged were found to be ‘operating a corrupt organization involved in the human trafficking of young women for the commercial sex trade.’ Police say that Thompson allegedly used drugs to lure victims into prostitution. Female victims would receive payments from customers, and the money would be turned over to any of the three suspects. Some of the felony charges the suspects face include: Corrupt organizations Trafficking in individuals Criminal conspiracy Prostitution

Lebanon police investigating Friday morning assault with firearm, victim in critical condition

Lebanon City police are investigating an apparent assault with a firearm in regards to an incident on Friday, July 23. Officers were dispatched at 4:56 a.m. Friday to the 700 block of Walnut Street, where a 20-year-old male victim was discovered with an apparent single gunshot wound, according to a police statement. The victim was said to be in critical condition at a local medical facility.
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3 charged in Reading-area human trafficking ring

READING, Pa. - Three people are facing charges in connection with a drug distribution and human trafficking ring in Berks County. Hector Rivera, 50, and Dushawn Ellis, 31, both of Reading, as well as Bridget Thompson, 36, of Lancaster, are facing a long list of charges, including corrupt organizations, trafficking individuals, prostitution and more, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police on Monday.

Gilbertsville Man Charged with Trespass at Casino

VALLEY FORGE PA – A 50-year-old Gilbertsville man was arrested Thursday (July 22, 2021) at 5:25 p.m. inside the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave., and charged with simple trespass by Pennsylvania State Police who were on duty there on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming. In a...
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Police search for ‘hoverboard bandit’ in Cambria County

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Richland Township Police Department is attempting to identify someone regarding a theft at Wal-Mart. On July 24 at 4:15 p.m., police said two hoverboards and a hoverboard cart were stolen from the Richland Township Wal-Mart. The person of interest was wearing a black hat...
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NorCo Police Seek Hit-Run Suspect at Lowe’s Store

HIT-AND-RUN ALLEGED – North Coventry Police Department officers say they are looking to identify the individual (at top) who owns a black Toyota pick-up truck (at left), that they allege struck a legally parked vehicle Sunday (July 25, 2021) at about 10:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Lowe’s home improvement store, 1136 Town Square Rd. In video surveillance footage, they said on the department’s CrimeWatch website, “the pictured male is seen (to) exit his vehicle, look at the damage on both vehicles, and then proceed to leave the scene. Anyone who knows the identity of either the individual or the truck is asked to call the department at 610-323-8360 or provide information anonymously using its website “Submit A Tip” page, here.

PA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Claims He Did Not Cause Fatal Accident

HARRISBURG (AP) – Republican PA gubernatorial candidate Charlie Gerow says he is cooperating with an investigation into an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed and that shut down the westbound lanes of the PA Turnpike in Chester County, just west of the King of Prussia interchange, for seven hours. In a statement through a spokesperson, Gerow said that he did not cause the accident. PA State Police have released little information about the accident Wednesday night, saying only that it involved a motorcycle and a car that Gerow has identified as the one he was driving.