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Past articles by Stephanie:

$42,000 in statewide grants slated for Berks treatment courts

The money will help enhance the day-to-day operations of the drug, DUI, mental health and veterans treatment court programs. → Read More

West Reading woman sentenced for causing 2016 crash that killed boyfriend

Whitney Bechtel will spend up to 23 months in Berks County Prison followed by 3 years of probation for causing the May 21, 2016, crash that killed Phillip J. Snyder Jr. → Read More

Kenhorst man found guilty of having 2 pounds of marijuana, thousands in cash during traffic stop

Orlando Rodriguez, who has a history of drug convictions, was sentenced to one to five years in state prison. → Read More

Bern Township man gets up to 12 years for assaulting girlfriend during drunken break-in

David Belinda's snarky comments to a Berks judge turned his potential plea for a time-served sentence into a jury trial that ended with him going to state prison. → Read More

Reading man sent to state prison for burglarizing city home while the residents were in bed

Police said Emmanuel Mancilla told officers that he had been told nobody was going to be home when he broke in last summer. → Read More

Mount Penn woman gets probation for gun straw purchase for her ex-boyfriend

Emily Quinn was in tears throughout her sentencing hearing until Judge Patrick T. Barrett told her he wouldn't be sending her to prison. → Read More

Former Hamburg teacher sent to prison to await sentencing for sexually assaulting student

Holly Smith violated her bail condition to not contact the victim by messaging the now 17-year-old boy under a fake name since January. → Read More

Berks contractor sentenced for scamming homeowners, stealing from Reading business

He has been in Berks County Prison since his arrest in February 2018. → Read More

Repeat drug offender gets jail time for ditching drugs and gun while fleeing from police

Ricky Cintron quickly left a city tavern when he saw three investigators enter as part of a bar check. Police found him trying to hide in a nearby parking lot with a bag of cocaine and a handgun nearby. → Read More

Reading man found not guilty in stabbing of 17-year-old on city porch

A jury cleared Robert Morfe-Gonzalez of all charges in the June 2017 group attack that caused the victim to undergo five surgeries to repair the damage from his 19 stab wounds. → Read More

75 years to home for World War II veteran killed in combat

Ceremony in Pottstown marks the service and legacy of a B-24 gunner → Read More

Schuylkill man gets 2 to 4 years in state prison for role in Berks woman's fatal fentanyl overdose

Judge Eleni Dimitriou Geishauser went below the sentencing guidelines when punishing Drew Reed, saying she recognizes he's an addict and that there are inherent inequities in the drug delivery resulting in death statute. → Read More

Schuykill County man gets 2 to 4 years for role in Berks woman's fatal fentanyl overdose

Judge Eleni Dimitriou Geishauser went below the sentencing guidelines when punishing Drew Reed, saying there are inherent inequities in the statute. → Read More

Judge sentences Reading man to house arrest for Route 222 road-rage incident

Luis Trujillo-Carrion went to trial in March and was found guilty of simple assault for pointing a loaded handgun at the victim. → Read More

Reading man sentenced for trespassing, damaging property in apartment building laundry rooms

Derrick Thomason, who was on a parole for a trespassing case, caused more than $13,000 in damage to coin-operated machines at apartment complexes in Spring Township and Pennside. → Read More

Ruscombmanor man gets probation for stealing from Oley roofing business trucks

Matthew Diana stole thousands of dollars of power tools and equipment from the business, but was caught after tipsters identified him in surveillance images. → Read More

Reading man admits dumping woman's body along road after she was shot in city drug house

Prosecutors revealed that the drug house was run by the violent drug organization busted in Operation Shattered. → Read More

Berks DA program gives those caught with marijuana a chance to clear their records through pot education

The Marijuana Diversion Program, launched April 1, allows anyone charged with possessing a small amount to take a three-hour educational class. → Read More

Berks treatment courts celebrate new graduates, continued success

The county held its first combined graduation for its Drug, DUI, Veterans and Mental Health treatment courts. → Read More

Bucks County man admits killing friend in Temple with a weapon he believed to be an air gun

Daniel Brymer pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the March 2018 death of Daniel Smith. → Read More