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EDWARDSVILLE – A Carbon County man was arraigned Tuesday on charges he struck two people with a vehicle.

Nathan Eroh, 27, of Weatherly, was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment, and two counts each of aggravated assault by vehicle, simple assault, failure to stop and render aid, and one count each of accidents involving injury, accidents involving damage to property and reckless driving. He was arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston and jailed at the county prison for lack of $30,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police found Stacey Smith lying on a sidewalk in front of 5 Beech St. on Nov. 20. Smith told police Eroh struck her with his vehicle during an argument about her ex-husband, Michael Smith.

Stacey Smith claimed she got out of Eroh's vehicle and he backed up over her. Eroh put the car in drive and struck Smith a second time while she was on the ground, the complaint says.

Michael Smith tried to stop Eroh and also was struck by the vehicle, according to the complaint.

Police said the Smiths were treated at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Dec. 12.

SUGAR NOTCH – A snow-covered highway is blamed for a vehicle crash on state Route 29 near the Ashley/Sugar Notch exit Tuesday morning.

Police said Andres Ortiz Jones Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, was traveling on Route 29 when he lost control on the snow-covered highway and crashed into a guide rail at about 8:30 a.m. Jones was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a minor head injury.

AVOCA – A Lackawanna County man was arraigned Monday on charges he was in possession of a backpack stolen from a vehicle parked in a garage on Sept. 3.

Ralph George Grace II, 19, of Carbondale, was charged with theft and unsworn falsification to authorities. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $10,000 bail.

HAZLETON – Joseph Rogoskey, 28, of West Green Street, was arrested Monday on charges he assaulted a woman and resisted arrest.

Rogoskey was charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, possession of an offensive weapon, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.

Police allege Rogoskey punched and kicked a woman inside a residence on South Pine Street and fought with officers when he was arrested on Sunday, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said in the complaint Rogoskey was carrying a retractable baton.

HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following:

• Police said an unknown person ransacked at least seven vehicles on Monday.

Three vehicles on Clifton Court and a vehicle on Woodview Road were entered. No items were reported stolen.

Three vehicles on Allenberry Drive were entered with items taken.

Police said all the vehicles that were entered were unlocked.

• John Bennett, of Oxford Street, reported Friday the lug nuts on all four wheels of his vehicle were loosened.

• Dale Malone, of Newtown, reported Thursday the nozzle on her garden hose was broken and the water was turned on.

• Police are investigating two counterfeit $50 bills that were passed at EZ Express on the Sans Souci Parkway on Saturday.

A white female, 30s, with a medium build, dark blonde hair, glasses, wearing a blue jean jacket and blue jeans, purchased gasoline and cigarettes with the counterfeit bills, police said.

Police said each bill had the same serial number.

Anyone with information about the woman is asked to call Hanover Township police at 825-1254.

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