In the wake of an FBI raid on an LAG Transportation property located in Duryea today, the City of Wilkes-Barre condemned the LAG Towing property located at 307 Carey Ave, Wilkes-Barre. The notice posted on LAG’s Wilkes-Barre cite is time- and date-stamped “3 PM 8/13/14, by order of the City’s Bureau of Code Enforcement.”
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When Temple University student Brandon Villano’s 2004 Dodge Neon was stolen from the front of his Wilkes-Barre City residence on August 18, Villano’s girlfriend posted a photo of the car in the Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coalition Facebook group, asking crime watch members to “please keep a look out for it.”
Leo Alfred Glodzik, III, owner of LAG Towing, the city’s exclusive towing contractor, was arraigned before Magistrate Rick Cronauer, District 11-1-01, on Friday, May 31st. The criminal complaint filed by the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office that same day shows Glodzik being charged with two violations of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Title 18: one felony count of theft of movable property, under § 3921, and one misdemeanor count of theft from a motor vehicle, under § 3934.
The potential lawsuit being floated by local Attorney Joseph Sklarosky, counselor for LAG Towing owner Leo Glodzik III, might be better identified as a SLAPP rather than a lawsuit to curb the “false and malicious” statements that Leo Glodsik has accused Councilman Tony George of reporting to local media and at Wilkes-Barre City Council meetings.
The previous edition of the Independent Gazette brought our readers additional complaints and allegations of abuse by Wilkes-Barre City contracted tower LAG Towing, and trending suggests that additional claims of misconduct should be expected to be made to the Gazette following the release of our February issue.