June 6, 2017

Two Fugitives arrested after chase



STROUD TWP – Two Stroudsburg residents, wanted by police, led them on a chase which ended in Penn Estates on Friday June 2nd.

Members of the Monroe County Drug Task Force had information which led them to believe a drug deal was going to take place in the area of Kohls in Stroud Township. The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney’s Detectives, Stroud Area Regional Police Department, Monroe County Probation Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies set up surveillance in the parking lot.

Robert Connors, 24, had been on the run from police for more than six months. Connors was wanted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Probation Department. He was also wanted for charges relating to kidnapping and robbery by the Stroud Area Regional Police Department.

Officers observed a drug transaction after which Connors quickly left the parking lot. When officers attempted to stop him, he fled at a high rate of speed, leading police on a pursuit. Eventually, Connors crashed the vehicle into a wooded area then fled on foot.  Officers were finally able to apprehend him with a TASER.

Officers also found Anyssa Kravchenko in the front passenger seat of the crashed vehicle. Both Connors and Kravchenko admitted to being on a ‘bender’ for the last three days, using methamphetamine and heroin. Kravchenko said they were running from police because they had warrants.

Both Connors and Kravchenko were treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono for injuries sustained in the vehicle crash. 

Both are now in jail.  Bail was set at $75,000 for Connors and $25,000 for Kravchenko.


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