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DELANO TWP. – A Philadelphia man was killed when he was ejected from a truck in a crash on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Sunday, state police at Frackville said.


State police on Wednesday identified the man as 20-year-old Nathaniel Lockwood-Keller.


Lockwood-Keller was struck by multiple vehicles after he was ejected from a 1999 Ford Expedition that crashed into a rock embankment.


Another occupant of the Ford, Kingsley Okaegbu, 21, of Philadelphia, was ejected and found on an embankment. He was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem where he remained in critical condition on Wednesday.


State police said it remains unknown who was driving the vehicle.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Township police reported the following:


• George Ostroski reported to police on Friday that a male known to him as “Taz” stole his 2002 Hyundai bearing Pennsylvania registration JCJ3534 from the parking lot of the Wyoming Valley Mall Patio Food Court, police said.


• Police on Saturday night arrested Tina Fixmer, 27, of Wilkes-Barre, after she allegedly stole $116 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard. Police learned Fixmer had an outstanding warrant for her arrest by the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department. She was detained at the county prison and will be charged with retail theft at a later date, police said.


• Police on Sunday afternoon arrested a 14-year-old girl from Bear Creek for allegedly shoplifting at Wegmans on Highland Park Boulevard.


According to store security, the juvenile concealed $314 worth of cosmetics and left the store before being apprehended. She will be charged with retail theft and will be petitioned to Luzerne County Juvenile Court at a later date, police said.


• Misty Woodruff reported on Sunday evening that she received a counterfeit $20 bill at the Walmart Supercenter at Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace.


HAZLETON – City police charged Michelle Matarese, 43, of East Diamond Avenue, and Kelly Ann Kline, 44, of Philadelphia, each with retail theft after they allegedly stole items from Giant Food Store on South Locust Street on Sunday, police said.


Matarese was jailed at the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail. Kline was released.


Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Feb. 27.


BUTLER TWP. – Township police reported the following:


• A homeowner in the 100 block of Edgerock Drive in Beech Mountain Lakes reported on Feb. 5 that checks were missing from his residence. Police said they have suspects in the case.


• Copper pipe, about 500 gallons of heating oil and parts to an oil burner were reported stolen from a commercial structure at West Butler Drive and Old Turnpike Road, said police, and copper pipes and items were stolen from an adjacent building.


• Police cited Adelyn R. Florentino, 20, of Locust Street, Hazleton, with driving without a license and operating a vehicle without an inspection after investigating a crash in the 400 block of North Hunter Highway on Feb. 6, police said. Florentino allegedly backed out of a driveway and crashed into a sign and concrete pillars.


• Police cited John Gilmore, 42, of Glendale Road, Drums, with failing to drive a registered vehicle, failing to have vehicle insurance and driving an uninspected vehicle after investigating a crash on South Main Road and North Hunter Highway on Feb. 7, police said. Gilmore allegedly struck the rear of a vehicle operated by Sharon Laputka of Drums, police said.


• Jewelry recently was reported stolen from a residence on Hi-Tor Drive.


• A resident in the 200 block of Buckridge Drive in Beech Mountain Lakes reported an unknown person shot his house with a paintball on Feb. 7.


• Jewelry recently was reported missing from a house on Edgerock Drive.


• Someone broke into vending machines at Holiday Inn Express, Corporate Drive, during the early morning hours on Feb. 11, police said.


• Jewelry and sterling flatware reportedly were stolen from a house on Cricket Drive on Feb. 12.


• Jewelry, a video game system and a flat-screen television reportedly were stolen during a burglary at a house on Louis Circle on Feb. 12.


• Ann Marie Zack of Conyngham reported her vehicle was struck while it was parked outside Good Shepherd Church on South Hunter Highway on Feb. 13. Police said they are searching for a white Ford Econoline van that might be involved in the hit and run.


• Jewelry was reported stolen from a house on Prospect Road.


• A vehicle was vandalized while it was parked in the 100 block of Woodring Drive.


• A Drums man was targeted in a phone call by someone claiming to be from Public Clearing House, police said. The caller claimed the man won a prize and instructed him to send $400 for the prize to be processed. The man terminated the phone call, police said.


• Arland Mumaw, of Drums, was not injured when his vehicle slid on a snow-covered South Old Turnpike Road on Saturday, police said. Munaw’s vehicle, however, rolled onto its side.


• John J. Lapchack of Freeland was not injured when his vehicle slid into a drainage ditch and overturned at Grouse Ridge Lane and Buck Ridge Drive on Saturday, police said.


• Police are investigating numerous thefts from vehicles in Beech Mountain Lakes. More than 12 reports were received of vehicles being ransacked and items stolen. The thefts occurred on Snow Valley Drive, Shingle Mill Drive, Bear Run Drive and Buck Saw Drive.


HANOVER TWP. – Township police cited Heather Nicole Lake, 22, of Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre, and Natalie Reams, 24, of Courtdale Avenue, Courtdale, each with retail theft after they allegedly stole items from CVS Pharmacy on Carey Avenue on Jan. 29.


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