CRIME
Armed robbery reported at Dunkin Donuts in West Pittston on Wednesday

WEST PITTSTON — Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery at the Dunkin Donuts that occurred on Wednesday. Police said that at approximately 5:24 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the restaurant on Wyoming Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. The suspect was armed with a knife, and managed to get […]

Comments - 11:29 am - updated: 1:03 pm.

Police: Shots fired into Wilkes-Barre residence late Sunday night

WILKES-BARRE — Shots were fired into a residence on Dana Street late Sunday night, according to police. Officers were dispatched to the residence at 11:53 p.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. Police said that upon arrival, officers discovered that the house had been struck by gunfire. The police report indicated that no injuries […]

Comments - 7:45 am

Suspect arrested after pursuit from Hazleton into Schuylkill County

HAZLETON — A Hazleton man was arrested at about 6 a.m. on Saturday after he allegedly stole over $500 in goods from Giant Supermarket on South Locust Street. According to police, Joel Castillo-Pena, driving a Ford Explorer, fled the scene with two other suspects. Castillo-Pena broke numerous vehicle and traffic laws during the pursuit, almost […]

Comments - 10:33 pm

Police investigating shots fired in Wilkes-Barre neighborhood

WILKES-BARRE — Police responded at about 2 p.m. on Saturday to a report of gun shots in the area of South Grant Street. Witnesses said and video confirmed that two males began shooting and bullets struck a residence before the suspects fled the area, police said. No one was injured, according to police. The incident […]

Comments - 10:31 pm

Police: Shots fired into a Wilkes-Barre residence early Friday morning

WILKES-BARRE — Shots were fired into a residence with several people inside, according to police. Officers responded to a residence on East Northampton Street at 1:53 a.m. Friday for a report of multiple gunshots fired into a the residence. A total of four people, including an infant, were in the house at the time of […]

Comments - 5:34 am

Police: Man unsatisfied with surgery threatened Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

WILKES-BARRE — A former patient of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital made threats after claiming he was not satisfied with a surgical procedure he received, according to police. Gregory Fessler, 60, of Dallas, is facing charges of making terroristic threats stemming from the incident. Police said officers were dispatched to the hospital on North River Street at […]

Comments - 8:41 am

Police: Men were shooting blank rounds with AR-15 style rifle

WILKES-BARRE — Two men are facing charges after they were allegedly found shooting blank rounds with a firearm. Officers responded to a report of two men discharging a rifle in the backyard of a residence on South Hancock Street at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday. Officers arrived and encountered Jeffery William Powell, 24, and Zachary George Litras, […]

Comments - 1:03 pm

Police: Suspects kidnapped man, robbed him of cash

WILKES-BARRE — A man was kidnapped at gunpoint and robbed of cash, according to police. The victim, a 28-year-old male, reported to police at 1:39 a.m. Sunday that he exited the Crown Fried Chicken on South Main Street with a friend. As he walked toward his vehicle, police said suspects approached him with pistols brandished. […]

Comments - 12:25 pm

Wilkes-Barre man accused of selling heroin

WILKES-BARRE — A city man faces felony drug-dealing charges after police used an informant to purchase heroin from him, court records show. Jose De Los Santos-Hidalgo, 25, of Wilkes-Barre, is accused of selling heroin in 2015 and 2016. According to a criminal complaint: Officers met with an informant on Aug. 24, 2015, who wanted to […]

Comments - 8:30 pm

Wilkes-Barre Police: Teen shot man in face, robbed him of cash

WILKES-BARRE — A teenager shot a man in the face after robbing him of $500 in cash inside a car earlier this month, according to police. Idris Khairi, 17, of Jones Street, knew the man he robbed because he got rides from him several times previously, officers report. Khairi also knew the victim, Enarking Salazar-Torres, […]

Comments - 11:33 am - updated: 9:50 pm.

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