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WILKES-BARRE ‚?? City police reported the following:
‚?Ę William Brown, 54, of Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges he was in possession of three fraudulent prescriptions. Police said Brown was taken into custody at the CVS pharmacy at 351 S. Main St.
‚?Ę Ruth Gabriel reported Saturday the trunk of her car was pried open while it was parked at 148 Wyoming St. and two taillights were stolen.
‚?Ę Marybeth McDonald reported she parked her 1997 white Ford Taurus in front of her residence at 36 Hughes St. around 8 p.m. Friday and saw someone take it at 1:16 a.m. Saturday. The car has Pennsylvania license plate HGG-7205.
‚?Ę Sam Gockley reported money and jewelry were taken during a burglary at his residence at 38 Schuler St. on Friday night.
‚?Ę Kimberly Curet reported her purse and cell phone were taken during a robbery Friday night in the area of 196 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Curet said a car pulled up next to her and a passenger got out and asked to use her phone. Curet refused and the passenger grabbed the phone and purse, got into the vehicle that fled.
Curet described the passenger as a white female, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, blonde hair, having a heavy build, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The driver was described as black female in her 20s wearing Muslim scarves.
‚?Ę Ernest Zalaffi, 40, of Church Street, Edwardsville, was charged with retail theft Friday after, police said, he was caught near the Schiel‚??s Market on 30 Hanover St. with packaged meat stolen from the store. Store personnel detained Zalaffi until police arrived.
‚?Ę A clerk at the Valley Mart, 815 Kidder St., reported Friday a man described as black, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and wearing a black hooded top, stole five boxes of cigars from the store.
‚?Ę Coliins Tyese, no age or address provided, was charged with public drunkenness after he allegedly was intoxicated in the Sherman Hills apartment complex around 12:40 a.m. Friday.
‚?Ę Police responded to a report of possible gun shots in the area of Arch and Andover streets around 2 a.m. Friday. An officer saw a passenger window on Dodge vehicle was smashed. The officer was unable to make contact with the owner, Joseph Kopiak of Nanticoke.
‚?Ę Jeremiah Carl Jones of Missoula, Mont., was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct around 11:45 p.m. Thursday after allegedly causing a disturbance at Mulligan‚??s Irish Pub, 41 S. Main St.
‚?ĘAllison Banks of Harry Street reported Thursday the rear passenger door window was broken and her wallet was stolen from her vehicle.
‚?Ę Two cars collided Friday morning near the intersection of North Washington and East Union streets.
Michael Bilek of Wapwallopen said he was northbound on North Washington and realized he was in the wrong lane. He tried to turn left from the right lane and collided with a car driven by Brittany Karlin of Wilkes-Barre.
Karlin said she was southbound on North Washington Street when Bilek pulled into her lane and struck her car.
Neither driver stated they were injured.
HANOVER TWP. ‚?? Police are investigating the theft of aluminum materials from the Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School athletic fields during the past two weeks.
Aluminum flashing was stolen from the dugouts at the softball field. Aluminum cross bars were reported stolen from the bleachers at the soccer field.
PITTSTON TWP. ‚?? Police said two people were charged with retail theft after they tried to leave the Wal-Mart store on state Route 315 without paying for merchandise late Thursday night.
Yajaira Dejesus, 29, and Benjamin Artache 21, of Apollo Circle, Nanticoke, were taken into custody after being detained by store loss prevention personnel.
According to arrest papers:
Store loss prevention personnel saw the man and woman place items inside a purse and then place the purse inside a comforter set. They tried to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. Loss prevention personnel recognized Dejesus from prior thefts and said she was trespassing at the store.
During a search, Patrolman Pete Hockenberry said he found two metal knuckles inside Artache‚??s coat pocket. Dejesus also told Hockenberry her four children between the ages of 2 and 12 were left inside a vehicle while she and Artache were in the store. Hockenberry added Dejesus has a criminal record of four other retail thefts.
During a search, Hockenberry found two metal knuckles inside Artache‚??s coat pocket.
Police charged Artache with possession of an offensive weapon. He was committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.
Dejesus was released on $5,000 bail.
Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Jan. 17 before District Judge Diana Malast in Plains Township.
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