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Police Blotter


April 30. 2013 11:48PM

By - elewis@civitasmedia.com - (570) 991-6116




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EDWARDSVILLE — A man was arraigned Tuesday on charges after he allegedly tried to throw a woman off a second floor balcony.


Darren R. Jefferson, 25, of Roosevelt Street, Edwardsville, was charged with two counts of simple assault, and one count each of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $70,000 bail.


According to the criminal complaint:


Mareka Detrick told police Jefferson picked her up and tried to throw her off a second floor balcony at 1000 Roosevelt St. at about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Jeffrey Green aided Detrick and was allegedly assaulted by Jefferson.


Police said Jefferson was later seen in a wooded area and ran. He was apprehended by Courtdale police.


KINGSTON — A man was arraigned Tuesday on charges after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.


Robert James Ankudovich III, 25, of Page Avenue, Kingston, was charged with simple assault and harassment. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $10,000 bail.


Staci Ann Collettee told police she placed a blanket over Ankudovich as he slept in their West Market Street apartment at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. She said Ankudovich woke up and struck her several times and choked her until she passed out, according to the criminal complaint.


Ankudovich told police he had been drinking and did know what happened, the complaint says.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Police recently charged Russell Carpenella, 20, Clayton Weston, 18, both from Hanover Township, and a 17-year-old with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after they were allegedly found smoking marijuana inside a vehicle behind a church on Church Street. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 18 before District Judge Joseph Halesey.


• Kathy Jarski reported Sunday a lock was cut from a garage in the 200 block of South Main Street. No items were reported missing.


• Police said they cited Michael Palchanis, 31, of Wilkes-Barre Street, with harassment after his brother, David Palchanis, claimed he threatened him during an argument on Sunday.


• Jolene Howell, of Chestnut Street, reported Monday a 20-inch Hyper Spinner Pro BMX bicycle was stolen from her residence.


PITTSTON — A man was arraigned Tuesday on charges after he allegedly assaulted a neighbor and spat at officers.


Francis Lombardo, 42, of Broad Street, Pittston, was charged with four counts of simple assault, and one count each of burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $75,000 bail.


According to the criminal complaint:


Brian Higdon told police Lombardo assaulted him inside his Charles Street residence after kicking in a door early Tuesday morning. Higdon said Lombardo left riding a red and white bicycle.


Police said they found Lombardo inside his residence on Broad Street.


Police said Lombardo bit the shoulder of the property owner, Robert Lombardo, and spat at officers when he was escorted from the residence.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Police recently charged Russell Carpenella, 20, Clayton Weston, 18, both from Hanover Township, and a 17-year-old with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after they were allegedly found smoking marijuana inside a vehicle behind a church on Church Street. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 18 before District Judge Joseph Halesey.


• Kathy Jarski reported Sunday a lock was cut from a garage in the 200 block of South Main Street. No items were reported missing.


• Police said they cited Michael Palchanis, 31, of Wilkes-Barre Street, with harassment after his brother, David Palchanis, claimed he threatened him during an argument on Sunday.


• Jolene Howell, of Chestnut Street, reported Monday a 20-inch Hyper Spinner Pro BMX bicycle was stolen from her residence.


WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• Police recently cited Chrissy Malstrom, 24, of Nanticoke, with harassment after a woman on Academy Street stated she was harassing her on Facebook during April.


• Police recently cited Jessie Lee Dean, 28, of Kingston, with retail theft after he allegedly stole a bottle of Elmer’s glue, a tube of roach killer and an energy drink from The Home Depot on April 22.


• A rock was thrown through a vehicle window at 71 Schuler St. on April 26.


• Copper pipe was reported stolen during a burglary at 51 Govier St. on Monday. A basement window was forced open.


• A man stole two boxes of diapers from CVS Pharmacy, South Main Street, on Monday.


• Women’s golf clubs and a golf bag were reported stolen from an enclosed front porch at 562 N. Main St. on Monday.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Store security at Sam’s Club, Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, reported two women stole $1,200 worth of Blu-Ray DVDs on Friday.


• A 15-year-old girl from Tobyhanna reported her cellphone was stolen while she was at David’s Bridal, Wyoming Valley Mall, on Saturday.


• Store security at Price Chopper, Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, reported a woman stole $31 worth of merchandise on Saturday.


• A white male, mid-20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 165 pounds, stole a diamond bracelet valued at $1,800 from Van Scoy, Mundy Street, and drove away in a blue vehicle on Saturday.


• Store security at Price Chopper, Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, reported a woman stole two lobster tails valued at $32 on Saturday.


• Store security at Walmart Supercenter, Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace, stole a Samsung 32-inch LED television valued at $369 and drove away in a white Chevrolet Trailblazer on Sunday.


PLAINS TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Tracey Olson of Wilkes-Barre reported on April 19 that another woman struck her in the head with a pool stick inside VJ’s Bar on Abbott Street. Olson was treated for a laceration on her head.


• Police said they cited William Evans, 51, and Mary Urbanski, 59, both of Plains Township, with harassment after Urbanski reported Evans punched her and Evans reported Urbanski scratched his face during a domestic disturbance at 29 Jones St. on April 21.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• Police said they cited Ramona Rosario, 49, of Hazleton, with overtaking a school bus after she allegedly passed a stopped school bus with its red signal lights flashing on April 23.


• Police said the driver of a black four-door vehicle drove away after colliding into a Ford, operated by Catherine Leshko, of Coaldale, at Alter and West 11th streets on April 24.


• No injuries were reported when Diego Mendoza, 24, of Hazleton, driving a 1999 Infiniti I30, struck the rear of a 2008 Jeep Patriot, driven by Albert Gower, 50, of Hazleton, in the area of 535 W. Diamond Ave. on Monday.


FOSTER TWP. — State police at Hazleton said they recently charged Christopher John Correll Jr., 23, of Freeland, with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and three vehicle offenses after a traffic stop on state Route 940 on April 2.


HANOVER TWP. — State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported the following:


• Ron & Tina’s Inc., 519 S. Market St., Nanticoke, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


• Huertero Co. Inc., doing business as El Antro Latin Bar and Restaurant, 91-93 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, was recently cited with permitting a loud speaker that the sound of music was heard beyond the licensee’s property line.


WILKES-BARRE — A construction manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported that sometime between 4:30 p.m. Monday and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, someone forced their way into a site trailer on Miller Street and took a laptop computer and various office supplies such as pens, markers and highlighters.




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