State Parole Officer Charged With Harassment

November 19, 2018

State Probation Officer Charged With Harassment

Dunmore police accused a state parole officer Saturday night of harassing his ex-wife, smashing her windshield, then speeding off in a state minivan with his 16-year-old son at the wheel.

Police say Joseph F. Liuzzo, 48, of 284 Park St., Carbondale, pounded on the front door of Francis Conway’s home about 10:30 p.m. on the 2000 block of Rigg Street, Dunmore, where his ex-wife, Krista Liuzzo, was inside.

Police say Joseph Liuzzo screamed obscenities from the porch, and later from the street after Conway commanded him to leave his property.

Back inside his house, Conway heard a loud noise from outside and Joseph Liuzzo’s van speeding away, police said. He went back out and found that Krista Liuzzo’s windshield was smashed.

Joseph Liuzzo then sent Conway a threatening text message, police said.

His employment status with the state Board of Probation and Parole was unclear Sunday night.

As of Oct. 15, the government employee salary database PennWatch.com lists him as a parole agent who earns $76,154 annually.

Dunmore police asked Carbondale police to watch out for Joseph Liuzzo returning home in the blue Dodge government minivan, police said.

Police in Carbondale police captured him and returned him to Dunmore headquarters, where police say they smelled alcohol on his breath. He’s charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and harassment. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

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