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Police: Suspects stole nearly $800 in clothing from Kohl’s in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police are searching for two suspects accused of stealing nearly $800 in merchandise from Kohl’s. Security for the store on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard reported to police at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday that a man and a woman stole $770 in merchandise. The pair are each accused of stealing a total of $770 in […]

Comments - 1:43 pm

Police: Meth lab discovered inside man’s vehicle

PLAINS TWP. — A man is facing charges after police found what appeared to be a mobile methamphetamine lab in a vehicle inside his vehicle. Officers were dispatched to check on Bradley Evanitus, 32, of Shickshinny, who was reportedly in distress near his car on Route 115 at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Evanitus appeared […]

Comments - 9:29 am

State police in Shickshinny searching for missing teenage boy

SHICKSHINNY — State police are searching for a teenage boy reported missing on Monday. Police said Neo Capote Amante, 17, left his residence on West Butler Street at approximately 7:30 a.m. Monday for the bus stop. Amante reportedly never got on the bus, and his whereabouts are unknown. Amante is described as an Asian male […]

Comments - 9:46 am

Suspect dubbed ‘Grandpa Bandit’ struck in WB Twp. last week

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A white-haired robber who targeted the Dollar General store on Kidder Street last week is wanted by the FBI for similar crimes nationwide, authorities have learned. Dubbed the “Grandpa Bandit,” the suspect reportedly has a penchant for holding up dollar stores. He walked into the local Dollar General about 9:30 p.m. June […]

Comments - 6:00 am - updated: 12:06 am.

Man accused of stabbing woman outside of bar heading to county court

HAZLETON — A man accused of stabbing a woman outside a city bar and leaving her in critical condition in March is heading to county court. Nelson Hernandez Rivera, 35, of North Church Street, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Joseph Zola on Monday. Court documents indicate his charges of criminal attempted […]

Comments - 1:19 pm

Man reportedly pointed gun at juvenile in area of school

WILKES-BARRE — Police say a man pointed a gun at a juvenile who was reportedly in the area of Dodson Elementary School on Sunday. An officer spoke with a 14-year-old juvenile at 9:12 p.m. Sunday, who told police he was with a group of his friends in the parking lot of the school at the […]

Comments - 11:20 am

Police: Woman hit child with vehicle, fled the scene

WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for a woman that fled the scene after allegedly hitting a child with her vehicle. An officer responded to the area of South Hancock Street at 6:44 p.m. Sunday for a report of a child struck by a vehicle. A 3-year-old juvenile was taken by a private vehicle to the […]

Comments - 10:46 am

Wilkes-Barre man charged after allegedly stabbing victim with knife

WILKES-BARRE — A man is facing charges after police allege he stabbed another man in the arm with a knife. Officers responded to a residence in the area of Thompson Street at 5:33 p.m. Saturday for a report of a stabbing. Police said that officers stopped James Brewington, 31, of Wilkes-Barre, as he left the […]

Comments - 8:48 am

Man charged after allegedly admitting to raping 6-year-old boy

HAZLETON — A 19-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a 6-year-old boy in Hazleton in what Chief of Police Jerry Speziale calls a “heinous act.” Police say they were dispatched Saturday to an address in the area of First and Wyoming streets, finding two adult males fighting. One of the males, later […]

Comments - 7:45 pm

Man arrested after alleged assault with a deadly weed wacker

WILKES-BARRE — A man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a neighbor with a weed wacker. Police said officers responded to a report of an assault on Jones Street at 3:52 p.m. and spoke to the parties involved. A 29-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman both told police that they began arguing about a […]

Comments - 11:35 pm

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