First Posted: 1/13/2014
WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:
• A 23-year-old man reported Monday that he was robbed by another man who aimed a handgun at him in the area of North Washington and Butler streets at about 12:15 a.m. The victim said the gunman directed him to empty his pockets.
The man got away with a cellphone and was last seen running through a yard on North Washington Street. The suspect is described as a black man, about 20 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
• A 26-year-old man reported Sunday a Sony PlayStation 4 was stolen during a burglary at his residence on Carlisle Street.
KINGSTON — Police reported the following:
• Police captured Michelle Prisbrey, 38, who was wanted by the Luzerne County Adult Probation Department on Sunday. Prisbrey was captured on West Market Street.
• Police captured Shyeim Thompson, 19, who was wanted by the Middlesex County, N.J., Sheriff’s Department on a burglary charge. Thompson was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for an expired inspection sticker on Market Street on Sunday.
HAZLETON — City police reported the following:
• Robert Castillo, of North Locust Street, Hazleton, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer south in the 300 block of South Church Street at about 8 a.m. Monday when it slid on a patch of ice, spun counterclockwise, crossed to the east side of the highway and turned over on its right side.
Castillo told police he was uninjured.
• Police are investigating a burglary in which the maintenance shed of St. Gabriel’s Cemetery was forcibly entered sometime between Friday and Monday. Anyone with information should call Hazleton police via dialing 911.
BUTLER TWP. — Township police reported the following:
• Margaret M. Baran, 39, of the Drums section of the township, was charged with recklessly endangering another person, and Francis Carr, 51, of Four Seasons Drive, Drums, was charged with harassment after police responded to a domestic dispute involving shots fired at a residence in the 200 block of East Foothills Drive at about 4 a.m. Nov. 3.
Police say a fight broke out outside Baran’s residence between Carr and another male. Baran called 911 to summon police, went into the residence and came back out with a handgun and fired two rounds into the ground. Charges were recently filed.
Carr pleaded guilty on Friday and must pay a $100 fine plus costs. Baran has a hearing scheduled for Feb. 10 before District Judge Daniel O’Donnell in Sugarloaf Township.
• Jason J. Shulenski, 28, of Drums, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor counts of accidents involving death or personal injury and accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle or property, and summary traffic violations in connection with a hit-and-run at 11:06 p.m. May 30 at the intersection of West Butler Drive and Lions Drive in which occupants of another vehicle were injured, police said.
• Police are investigating an incident in which several people assaulted an 18-year-old student in her dorm at the Keystone Job Corps Center just before midnight Saturday.
The student was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital — Hazleton for treatment of facial injuries, police said.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Sharelle Miller, manager of the Cracker Barrel on Highland Park Boulevard, reported that someone stole two rocking chairs from the display on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20.
Anyone with information should call township police at 570-408-0295 or send a private message to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wbtpd.
LARKSVILLE — Borough police reported the following:
• While on routine patrol Sunday, police observed a suspicious vehicle parked on Franklin Street at approximately 3 a.m., and made contact with the one male and two females inside.
Police said the male identified himself as Shawn Brooks, but Lewis knew this to be false because he had previous contact with the male, who was eventually identified as Joshua Sweet, police said.
A records check showed that Sweet had two outstanding warrants for his arrest; one for failure to appear from the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department and the other from the Taylor Police Department for possession of a controlled substance. Sweet was taken into custody and transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. A records check showed that neither female was wanted and they were allowed to leave the area, police said.
• A resident of East State Street reported on Friday that someone had broken into his vehicle sometime overnight.
The owner said he observed that the passenger door was ajar and, upon closer inspection, discovered the glove compartment and center console had been entered. The only thing taken appeared to be loose change.