Man wanted for sex crimes found running on I-84

Palmyra. Police used new mobile technology to identify Carlos Jaco of East Stroudsburg, who had given police false information about his identity and was wanted by the Pocono Mountain Regional Police for a host of sexual assault crimes.

Aug 13 2019 | 11:44 AM

Officers from the Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove were dispatched Aug. 9 to a report of two persons running down the shoulder of Interstate 84 in Palmyra Township.

Troopers found the two pedestrians and tried to identify them, unsuccessfully at first.

A mobile fingerprint scanner, new technology issued to the state police, did identify one of the subjects as Carlos Jaco, 27, of East Stroudsburg, who had given a false name and date of birth. He was wanted by the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department for the following offenses: Unlawful Contact with a Minor (Sexual Offenses), Statutory Sexual Assault, Indecent Sexual Intercourse with a Person Less than 16 Years of Age, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Indecent Assault (on a Person Less than 16 Years of Age).

The man admitted his identity after the mobile fingerprint scanner returned a hit for a wanted person with Jaco's true identity.

Jaco was then transported to the Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove, where he was processed for False ID to Law Enforcement. After that he was transported to the Pocono Mountain Regional Police.