A Monroe County woman has been charged with terroristic threats and other counts following an incident that occurred in October for which she was arrested on Friday, Nov. 2.
Pocono Mountain Regional police said Michael Forshee, 47, of Mount Pocono, reported to them on Oct. 30 that he and his sister, Susanne Forshee, 45, went to the residence of Bonni Rubinstein, 46, in Pocono Summit, Coolbaugh Township, on Oct. 29 to drop off food and provisions for the family. Just prior to arriving he told officers he received a phone call from Rubinstein who threatened to shoot him and his sister with a firearm she had purchased at a pawnshop in Stroudsburg.
Upon arrival at the Rubenstein residence Forshee said he saw his 9-year-old child in the yard and was going to give her the provisions. He stated he observed Rubenstein seated in a car in the driveway. He said she then opened the door of the car and began making additional threats.
Forshee said he left and called police. He said he received another threatening phone call from Rubenstein who made additional threats.
Police responded to the home and found the children in the home were living in deplorable conditions. The children were removed from the home and placed with other family members.
On Nov. 2 police took Rubenstein into custody after she turned herself in. In addition to the threats count, she was also charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of children. She was arraigned before a district judge who set bail at $2,500 percentage.