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Lansford police report

Published October 02. 2010 09:00AM

Ken Gosnell, 39, of 3920 Catasauqua Road, Whitehall Township, faces charges stemming from an incident which took place on Sept. 25 at 12 E. Kline Ave., Lansford. Charges of criminal trespass and defiant trespass were filed by OfficerJeffrey Ohl. Gosnell was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek and jailed.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, on Sept. 25 at 2:57 a.m., Ohl and Officer Joshua Tom were dispatched to 12 E. Kline Ave. for a report of an unwanted person. Upon their arrival, they spoke with a Charmaign West, who said she had gotten into an altercation with her boyfriend, Gosnell.

West said Gosnell does not live at her house and asked that he be removed. Police told Gosnell he was not permitted to be at the house any more and was removed from the property and advised not to return.

But at 5:22 a.m., Ohl received a telephone call at the police station from West, who said he heard a noise downstairs and saw that a window fan had been removed from the kitchen window. West said she then found Gosnell asleep on a couch in the basement. Ohl went to the house and arrested Gosnell.

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