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Man gets probation for making citizen's arrest
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I'm pasting the entire story in because the local news has recently decided to nag everyone for a subscription:

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local...ender.html

Quote:An Ephrata man will serve probation and community service for making a citizen's arrest in 2011 on a Denver teenager later charged with sexual assault.

John Hall Jr. was accepted Monday into a two-year alternative-sentencing program which includes probation, two years of community service, and fines.

Hall, 43, was charged in July 2011 with placing handcuffs on 19-year-old Zane Robinson after he heard Robinson confess to sexually assaulting a boy.

East Cocalico police, following a two-month investigation, charged Robinson with felony sex crimes. Robinson is now serving an 8-to-16-year prison term.

However, police, with approval from the district attorney's office, charged Hall will a misdemeanor count of impersonating a public servant.

Hall displayed a badge and claimed to have jurisdiction to arrest Robinson, an arrest affidavit shows.

Along with the sentence, a local judge ordered that badge be destroyed.

"I don't, for any minute, consider this behavior to be trivial," Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker told Hall. "You undermined the public confidence and trust in people like those two officers back there."

Reinaker gestured to East Cocalico police officers Jonathan Zaun and Steven Savage, whom that worked the case.

Hall said little in court, aside from answering the judge's questions with "yes" or "no."

"Hopefully, you learned a lesson from this," Reinaker told Hall.

It would seem he wasn't so much charged for the actual arrest, but for the impersonation of an actual LEO.
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streaker69;128609 Wrote:I'm pasting the entire story in because the local news has recently decided to nag everyone for a subscription:

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local...ender.html

Quote:An Ephrata man will serve probation and community service for making a citizen's arrest in 2011 on a Denver teenager later charged with sexual assault.

John Hall Jr. was accepted Monday into a two-year alternative-sentencing program which includes probation, two years of community service, and fines.

Hall, 43, was charged in July 2011 with placing handcuffs on 19-year-old Zane Robinson after he heard Robinson confess to sexually assaulting a boy.

East Cocalico police, following a two-month investigation, charged Robinson with felony sex crimes. Robinson is now serving an 8-to-16-year prison term.

However, police, with approval from the district attorney's office, charged Hall will a misdemeanor count of impersonating a public servant.

Hall displayed a badge and claimed to have jurisdiction to arrest Robinson, an arrest affidavit shows.

Along with the sentence, a local judge ordered that badge be destroyed.

"I don't, for any minute, consider this behavior to be trivial," Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker told Hall. "You undermined the public confidence and trust in people like those two officers back there."

Reinaker gestured to East Cocalico police officers Jonathan Zaun and Steven Savage, whom that worked the case.

Hall said little in court, aside from answering the judge's questions with "yes" or "no."

"Hopefully, you learned a lesson from this," Reinaker told Hall.

It would seem he wasn't so much charged for the actual arrest, but for the impersonation of an actual LEO.

what badge did he display?
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bigdawgbeav;128614 Wrote:what badge did he display?

Hopefully it wasn't something stupid like this. I wish they wouldn't make these because all they're going to do is get people jammed up and make them look like strappers.

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