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August 07. 2013 11:32PM

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HAZLETON — City police are investigating an incident of alleged fraud at a bank machine at PNC Bank, 143 W. 7th St. during June.

Police this week released a picture of the male suspected of committing the transaction. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call police at 459-4940.

WILKES-BARRE — City police say they observed two men attempting to break a metal pipe off of an active main gas line on the Department of Public Works Building, 3 Conyngham Ave., at about 1 p.m. Monday.

The two suspects were identified as Gary P. Demski and Keith H. Fischer, police said. The duo tried to force a pipe from the side of the DPW building by putting a metal pipe between the building and the gas line, police said.

Police said Demski and Fischer were taken into custody.

WILKES-BARRE — City police police reported the following:

• Six men were arrested and will be cited with public drunkenness after they were found allegedly drinking in a driveway behind Mr. Pizza on South Main Street around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Arrested were Donald Trollinger, Melvin Minckler, Stephen DeAnglis, John Nickol, Donald Walsh and Ned Hageal.

• Jemal Smith, 24, of Manhattan, N.Y., was arrested Tuesday and charged with drug-related offenses.

Police said they searched a residence at 21 Cuminsky St. and seized a quantity of illegal drugs and proceeds from drug trafficking.

• While police were looking for two suspected trespassers at Sherman Hills apartments around 1:30 p.m. Friday, they arrested a woman on charges of possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Police said they stopped a woman walking down a stairwell at Sherman Hills who was holding white wax packets known to be used to store heroin. The woman, identified as Megan Connors, placed the packets in her bra and refused to turn them over, police said.

Connors later dropped a hypodermic needle and a piece of suspected crack cocaine, and attempted while in custody to hide four white packets of suspected heroin, police said.

Connors was wanted on an outstanding warrant with the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department, police said. She was taken to police headquarters and then transported to the county prison, police said.

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