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April 14. 2013 11:17PM
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HANOVER TWP. — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement issued a gambling-related citation to Tubbie’ s Place Inc., doing business as Tubbie’s on South Main Street.


The bureau said the alleged violation of the state liquor code occurred on Jan. 31. The charge will be brought before an administrative law judge who can impose a fine, suspend or revoke the liquor license.


WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


* A bullet struck a residence on Carey Avenue early Sunday morning. A woman who lives at there said she heard a “loud bang” around 3:30 a.m. Later that morning she saw that the bullet passed through the glass pane of the main entry door and lodged in the wooden interior door.


* Mathew Phillips of Kingston was cited with disorderly conduct after an altercation at O’Sullivan’s Bar on South Main Street around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Phillips was injured in the altercation and was taken by city ambulance to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for treatment.


* A Jermyn man said a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson Special revolver was stolen from his Jeep while it was parked at the Arena Bar and Grille on Coal Street on Saturday night.


* Kelly Stead was taken into custody Saturday morning after security personnel at Schiel’s Market on Hanover Street said Stead tried to leave the store without paying for a copy of the New York Post newspaper. Police said security personnel saw Stead hide a copy of the Post inside a copy of The Times Leader, pay for The Times Leader and attempt to leave. Stead was stopped before leaving the store, taken by police to headquarters, processed and released, police said.


* A woman told police Saturday morning that her purse was stolen at the Hardware Bar on South Main Street. The woman said she left her purse on the bar and went to dance with a friend. When she returned from dancing the purse was gone.


* Robert Reitmeyer was cited with public drunkenness Friday after police said they found him intoxicated in a restroom at the intermodal center on South Washington Street. Reitmeyer smelled of alcoholic beverage, had slurred speech and was stumbling and talking to himself when police arrived around 11:40 a.m., police said. Police said he was taken to headquarters and held until sober.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


* Donna Baldrica was cited with public drunkenness Saturday while she allegedly was intoxicated in the parking lot of Hanover Beverage on South Main Street.


* Donald Price of Tomko Avenue said the wire to his video surveillance camera was cut between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


* Denise Ceppa of the Buttonwood section of the township reported damage to the front left fender of her Chevrolet SUV from six BBs or pellets while it was parked in her driveway on April 6, police said.


BUTLER TWP. — A tractor-trailer driver lost control when he reached for his phone and crashed Sunday on Interstate 81, state police said.


Jovan Ignjatic, 28, of Des Plaines, Ill., was wearing a seat belt and not injured in the wreck.


State police said Ignjatic tried to regain control of the tractor-trailer and over corrected, crossing both northbound lanes, traveling through the grass median and across both southbound lanes. The truck hit a guide rail and continued down an embankment, coming to rest on its side.


State police said Ignjatic was issued a traffic citation.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


* Two basement windows were smashed around 3:30 p.m. Sunday at a building on West Oak Street. The property is owned by Michael Kaleta of Mt. Carmel.


* Police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred around 11:45 p.m. Saturday and damaged a 2008 Cadillac CTS4 owned by Paula Koziol. The Cadillac was parked in the 300 block of West Maple Street.


* A wheeled, electric air compressor was found around 9:55 a.m. on Lee Court, between West Fern and West Spring streets. To claim the compressor, contact the Hazleton Police Department at 570-459-4940 with proof of ownership.




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