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HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:

• Kevin Healey, of Luzerne Street, reported his SiriusXM satellite radio was stolen from his unlocked vehicle on March 19.

• Salvation Army Thrift Store on Sans Souci Parkway reported a woman walked out of the store wearing a sweater that was not purchased. An employee stopped the woman in the parking lot and retrieved the sweater.

• Township police will be involved in an aggressive driving enforcement activities as part of a statewide initiative through May 4. Motorists exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors such as speeding, following too closely, passing through red traffic signals will be cited.

• An investigation of a woman who allegedly struck a WNEP-TV news reporter has been suspended at the request of the reporter.

Police said they received a report from WNEP reporter Bill Wadell, who stated he was struck in the face with a purse by Julie Ottaviani outside the office of District Judge Joseph Halesey on March 11.

Wadell was covering a preliminary hearing for Ottaviani, who is charged with emailing nude pictures of her ex-husband’s girlfriend to the woman’s son.

At the request of Wadell, the case has been suspended without charges, police said.

DORRANCE TWP. — Edward Lukashewski and Sons Trucking of St. Mary’s Road reported an ignition key and door key were taken from a vehicle on Friday or Saturday, state police at Hazleton said.

HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton said a woman’s credit card information was used to purchase items in Maryland without authorization from March 1 to March 16.

HAZLETON — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash in the 600 block of East Broad Street.

Police said that between 11 p.m. March 18 to 12:15 a.m. March 19 an unknown vehicle struck a parked car and drove away.

MONROE TWP. — Pamela Hoyt, of Old Highway Road, reported Sunday her mailbox was smashed, state police at Tunkhannock said.

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