PLAINS TWP. – Biagio Sciacca Jr., of Oak Street, Pittston, was charged with aggravated and simple assault, making terroristic threats, driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and misbranding a controlled substance in connection with an incident Sunday morning at the Woodlands Inn parking lot.
According to police, Sciacca was escorted from the inn after he harassed other patrons. After he entered his vehicle, he brandished a .45-caliber handgun and told a security officer he was going to "put two into his chest" before cocking the weapon, police said.
The security officer used pepper spray and was able to get the gun away from Sciacca, who then struck two parked cars attempting to leave, police said.
Sciacca was arrested and transported to a hospital for a blood-alcohol test because he exhibited signs of alcohol impairment, police said.
He is being held at the Luzerne County prison. Bail was set at $10,000.
HANOVER TWP. – Harry Everhart, 41, and Melissa Brown, 31, residents of the Hanover Village Apartment Complex, were both charged with simple assault and harassment after a domestic dispute around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, township police said.
The two said they hit each other with a large red flashlight.
HANOVER TWP. – Ricky Evans, 24, of Woodbury Street, was charged with public drunkenness after police received reports he was wandering around the Lee Park section annoying residents around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police located Evans in the area of Woodbury and West Division streets and determined he was intoxicated. He was cited and released to a family member, police said.
HAZLETON – City police are investigating a report that a man forced a woman into a green minivan at the intersection of Wyoming and Maple streets around 5:40 p.m. Sunday.
The vehicle headed east on Maple Street and north on Manhattan Court. Anyone with information is asked to call city police.
HANOVER TWP. – Vicki Thomas, Plymouth, reported the engine of her 17-foot Tracker Nito boat was stolen Sunday night or Monday morning while the boat was at a business on the Sans Souci Parkway.