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WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• Michael Clifford, of Pine Street, Pittston, was cited with retail theft after a complainant alleged that Clifford put a pack of nails in his cargo pants pocket while at the Dollar General store at 295 S. Main St. shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday and attempted to flee the store when asked to go into the loss prevention office, police said.


• A Sony PlayStation 3 game system, a Xbox 360 game system and a video game desk were stolen during a burglary of a residence on Bethel Lane on Wednesday.


• Police arrested Stephen J. Trush, 28, and Amanda K. Andes, 23, both of Wilkes-Barre, on child endangerment and drug offenses after an alleged methamphetamine laboratory was found inside their residence on Carlisle Street on Wednesday.


Police said the alleged meth lab was found when investigating that a child was unsupervised at 125 Carlisle St. Police said they found Trush and Andes passed out inside the residence that was found to be in deplorable conditions.


A quantity of methamphetamine and evidence that meth was being cooked was located in the basement, police said.


Troopers with the state police clandestine team removed an inactive lab and a quantity of methamphetamine, including two handguns, police said.


The city’s Code Enforcement Office condemned the property and Luzerne County Children and Youth took custody of the child.


Trush and Andes were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangering another person, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Trush was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm.


Trush and Andes were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 bail.


HANOVER TWP. — Arline Hemence reported her bank card was used to access her account without authorization and money was withdrawn from her account at an ATM.

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