At around 3pm today, Hazleton Police responded to 314 W Green Street on a criminal Trespass investigation. Numerous Hazleton Officers responded and came in contact with a male later identified as 22 year old Kaborn Pearson from New Jersey. Pearson provided false information and a false name to the officers upon being taken into custody.
Police say Pearson was taken into custody at the scene for Felony Criminal Trespass and Providing False Information to Law Enforcement. He was transported to Hazleton Police Headquarters and was identified on the department's new portable fingerprint identification device, which provided the name listed above and indicated he was a Sexual Offender out of New Jersey wanted by NJ State Parole on an extraditable fugitive from justice warrant within minutes.
Pearson is being processed at Hazleton Police Headquarters, will be arraigned and transported to LCCF pending proper extradition proceedings for his return back to New Jersey.
Statements of Police Chief Jerry Speziale:
"This is another example of the outstanding work by Hazleton's Finest in removing a dangerous and wanted individual from our streets."
"The mission of the Hazleton City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The Hazleton Police Department is committed to accomplishing its mission of protecting the lives and property of all the citizens and visitors of Hazleton by treating everyone with compassion, courtesy, professionalism, and respect, while efficiently rendering public safety services and enforcing the laws impartially, by fighting crime both through deterrence and the relentless pursuit of criminals."