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Another Violent Crime In Hazleton

Posted on: 8:20 pm, June 24, 2013, by , updated on: 10:43pm, June 24, 2013

HAZLETON — Police say a 25-year old man was stabbed around midnight Monday morning in the area of 15th and Alter Streets.

Police are not releasing the victim’s name but both Hazleton and state police were at the crime scene for hours Monday afternoon.

For people living in the city they feel violent crime has gotten out of hand.

Crime scene tape roped off an apartment building at 15th and Alter Street in Hazleton after police say 25-year-old man was stabbed by two people in this area.

As police continue to search for those who did this, a state police forensic unit could be seen collecting evidence from one of the units inside. While police say the victim is in stable condition, for many in the city, they are getting fed up with hearing about violent crimes being committed.

“The youth have no supervision, they are out of control. They come from a big city to a small town, think they still live in the city, they carry whatever they brought from the city to this small town,” said Eddie Gonzalez.

“It’s very bad in this whole town. It used to be such a nice place to live but now it’s scary,” said Marilyn Worek.

This latest act of violence comes just weeks after two people were shot on June 8 in the area of Linden Court and West Diamond Avenue.

Police say a man and a woman were left hospitalized and the person who pulled the trigger fled the scene.

“I’m afraid to go out. It’s not the same like it used to be 20 years ago,” said Belkis Brea.

On March 10, Andrew “AJ”Goryl, 33, was found severely beaten on 5th Street and Lafayette Court. He was hospitalized in critical condition with skull fractures and a broken jaw.

People in city say something needs to be done because the crime seems only to be getting worse.

“It’s very disruptful, the crime is going up because there’s no supervision over these young people now days,” said Gonzalez.

“I don’t know if it will ever get any better,” said Worek.

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