WASHINGTON TWP. — State police on Thursday said Benjamin Lawrence 33, of Tunkhannock, was charged with rape and other charges in the sexual assault of a child dating back to 2006.
Lawrence was arraigned by District Judge John Hovan and committed to the Wyoming County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.
NOXEN TWP. — State police said Delmar Eugene Penny, 76, was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday on an warrant for alleged indecency with a child-sexual contact from the Bowie County Sheriff’s Department in Texarkana, Texas.
NICHOLSON — State police are investigating a burglary at the Almont Hotel & Bar that occurred in the overnight hours of Aug. 1 and 2. Money was taken from a cash box, state police said.
NORTHMORELAND TWP. — State police said a 15-year-old girl was cited with harassment after a complaint made by her father around 2 a.m. July 25 at Ripple Brook Road.
HANOVER TWP. — Hanover Township police are investigating an assault that occurred Tuesday on Lee Park Avenue.
Police said Joseph Coleman, 19, of Hanover Township, said he was walking on Lee Park Avenue when he was assaulted by several males. Coleman said her walked to Luzerne Street and called 911.
Coleman was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center by Hanover Township Medic 9 where he was treated for injuries.
Police ask anyone with information to contact Hanover Township Police at 570-825-1254.
LARKSVILLE — The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement said it cited Rob’s Pub, 232-234 Nesbitt St., with two violations that occurred on June 29.
The agency said the establishment sold, furnished and/or gave or permitted alcoholic beverages to a minor and used or permitted to be used a loudspeaker or similar device that could be heard beyond the licensee’s property line.
The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who could impose penalties ranging from $5 to $1,000 for minor offense and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. The judge can also impose a license suspension or revocation and mandate educational training for the licensee.
NANTICOKE — City police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred Tuesday at 1:53 a.m. in the 1000 block of South Market Street.
Police said the fleeing vehicle is an older model, white Jeep Cherokee with heavy front-end damage. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 735-2200, or call 911.