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HAZLE TWP. – A quantity of 22 caliber ammunition was discovered inside the Hazleton Area 9th Grade Center at about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the ammunition is asked to call state police at Hazleton at 459-3890.

HANOVER TWP. – No one was injured in a crash involving a vehicle and a school bus transporting 16 children to the Hanover Area Memorial School Wednesday morning, township police said.

Police said the bus was traveling on South Main Street when it struck a Suzuki, driven by Kala Ankner, of Sobieski Street, who was attempting to make a left turn onto South Main from Askam Street at around 7:50 a.m.

Another bus was called to the scene and transported the students to school.

There were no injuries.

Police said Ankner will be cited with failing to stop at a stop sign.

HANOVER TWP. – Stark Holdings, a self-storage facility on West Saint Marys Road, reported the theft of a storm grate and a chain from the business. The theft was discovered on Saturday.

HAZLETON – Police said they arrested Michael Airhart, 27, of Hazleton, after investigating a report of a man threatening a woman with a knife in the area of 11th and Alter streets at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Airhart was charged with terroristic threats and harassment. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.

HAZLETON – State police at Hazleton said a roll-away tool box and tools were stolen from Monro Muffler and Brake on state Route 93 between Saturday and Tuesday.

EATON TWP. – State police said they apprehended the two men who stole $800 worth of electronic merchandise from the Walmart store on state Route 29 on Tuesday night.

Aric Michael Wilbur, 27, of Nicholson and Bradley Warner, 29, of Montrose were charged with retail theft and committed to the Wyoming County Correctional Facility.

The two men left the store with the merchandise around 8 p.m. Tuesday, but dropped it and fled south on Route 29, state police said.

Wilbur was located walking along Route 6 around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and taken into custody after a foot chase, state police said.

Warner was later identified as one of the participants in the theft and taken into custody, state police said.

WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following:

• Tammi Anthony of 182 Carlisle St. reported her purse was stolen during a burglary at her residence between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday.

• Two metal storm grates were reported stolen Tuesday from the area of 532 Hazle Ave.

• Maurice Smith, no address or age provided, will be charged after police said he was seen dropping two hypodermic needles Tuesday near the Verizon building on Public Square.

WEST HAZLETON – A man was arraigned Monday on charges he assaulted his girlfriend because he did not like a song she was playing on a DVD player.

Kevin Danser, 30, of Allen Street, West Hazleton, was charged with simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $3,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint, Jamie Brownlie told police Danser grabbed her hair, punched her in the face and threw her on the floor and continued to assault her at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after he became upset about the song.

EDWARDSVILLE – A man was arraigned Monday on charges he stole $40 from his girlfriend's bra and trespassed at her apartment.

Michael Christopher Grabko, 24, last known address as West Green Street, Nanticoke, was charged with robbery, theft, harassment and criminal trespass. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $8,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaints:

Brandy Stribaugh told police on March 16 that Grabko shoved his hand into her bra and removed $40 before driving away. Grabko was charged March 26 with the alleged robbery.

Police investigating a noise complaint at Stribaugh's residence on Roosevelt Street on Sunday spotted Grabko's vehicle parked nearby. Stribaugh denied Grabko was in her apartment but police alleged Grabko jumped out a second-floor window and ran away.

Grabko was apprehended near the apartment.

MOUNT POCONO – A Wilkes-Barre man was arrested on an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop in Mount Pocono on Saturday.

Lamar Bobbett, 26, was a passenger in a vehicle that Pocono Mountain Regional Police pulled over on state Route 611 at Center Avenue at 2:16 a.m. Saturday.

The driver, Maurice Cooley, 27, of Hanover Township, was pulled over for an alleged lane change violation and weaving. Cooley was arrested on evidence of drunken driving, police said.

A warrant check on Bobbett revealed an active bench warrant on a harassment charge issued through the Luzerne County Sheriff's Department. Bobbett was taken into custody and lodged at the Monroe County Correctional Facility, police said.

WILKES-BARRE – A man was arraigned Monday on charges he used a credit card belonging to a former employer.

Sean T. Morton, 38, of West Point Avenue, Harveys Lake, was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and access device fraud. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

City police allege Morton used a Sunoco fuel card owned by Franchelli Enterprises after he was fired. Morton used the fuel card with the majority of purchases totaling more than $3,300 at the A-Plus service station on Academy Street from Dec. 16 to Jan. 21, according to the criminal complaint.

HAZLETON – State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement said they cited Harris & Weber Inc., doing business as Joyce & Bill's, 181-183 S. Wyoming St., with furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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