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PC: Re: (erielack) No Lackawanna video...
- Subject: PC: Re: (erielack) No Lackawanna video...
- From: rastaff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 18:31:22 -0700
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From: "Paul R. Tupaczewski" <paultup -AT- interactive.net>
To: <erielack -AT- internexus.net>
Subject: (erielack) No Lackawanna video...
Date sent: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 20:18:22 -0500
Picked this up from another e-mail list I belong to. If anyone wants
a Mark 1 video I would buy them now from the dealer who has them
for they will be gone shortly.
>From the Newark Star-Ledger newspaper
> An FBI Internet sting operation yesterday resulted in the arrest of a
> 51-year-old New Milford man who authorities said was going
> to meet a
> 14-year-old girl at the Bridgewater Sports Complex.
> That girl, however, actually was an FBI agent posing as a
> Marc Stephen Balkin did not surrender peacefully when
> members of the
> Northeast Regional Child Exploitation Task Force surrounded
> his vehicle
> outside the complex on Frontier Road shortly after 11:30
> Balkin put his 1994 Ford van in drive and attempted to run
> over the agents and
> Bridgewater police officers, said Monica M. Patton, special
> agent with the FBI
> in Newark.
> An FBI agent fired one shot at Balkin's van when he refused
> to get out, Patton
> said. The shot missed the suspect but struck his vehicle.
> After the shot was fired, Balkin sped down a driveway but
> ended up on a
> dead-end street at a nearby industrial complex, Patton said.
> He then turned his
> van around and sped toward task force members who were
> giving chase in
> their cars.
> "They had to swerve to avoid a serious collision," she said.
> Balkin then headed north on Route 287 with authorities in
> pursuit but pulled
> over on a shoulder, where he was arrested.
> Balkin, who operates a video production company from his
> home, was
> charged with attempted sexual assault, endangering the
> welfare of a child and
> eluding arrest. He was being held in the Somerset County
> Jail pending his first
> appearance in court today, Patton said.
> Balkin's arrest came nearly one month after the FBI arrested
> a 30-year-old
> married man from Highland Park who disappeared with a
> Pennsylvania girl after meeting her in an Internet chat
> Balkin ran Mark I Video Productions from his
> home on Luhmann Drive. A
> résumé posted on the Internet says he has been producing
> videos for 15 years,
> specializing in the use of film archives and miniature
> cameras. The résumé lists
> his e-mail identity as "marnak -AT- aol.com."
> Patton said Balkin was arrested based on "investigative
> information which
> indicated that Balkin, by use of the Internet, was planning
> on traveling to the
> Bridgewater Sports Complex to meet with a 14-year-old female
> for the
> purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual activity."
> The task force had executed a search warrant at Balkin's
> home before he
> showed up at the sports complex, Patton said. She declined
> to say what
> authorities found at Balkin's home.
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