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December 27. 2013 11:24PM
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WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

• The theft of an automobile trailer from Evanko’s Service Center on South Empire Street was reported on Friday. The 35-foot-long trailer belonging to Seamus Conway was parked in the rear of the business. A fence was damaged during the theft that occurred between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

• Frank Sorick reported on Friday that someone stripped all of the copper wire and pipe from a property at 365 N. Main St. and caused damage to kitchen cabinets, windows, window screens and doors. The suspect(s) also spray painted graffiti throughout the residence.

TUNKHANNOCK TWP. — State police at Towanda reported a 24-year-old Tunkhannock man accidentally shot himself while preparing to clean a Springfield Armory XD 9 mm semi-automatic pistol around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. The gun discharged and the round struck the man in the left lower thumb, exited his wrist area and reentered his lower forearm before exiting again approximately three inches farther down the forearm, state police. No further details were available.

HAZLETON — Tristi Liene, 22, of Hazleton struck the rear of an ambulance around 2:10 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of North Church Street, police said. Liene was not injured in the crash but was taken into custody for a blood alcohol test, police said.

KINGSTON — Two days after a Christmas Eve burglary and car theft, police said they got their man.

Kingston Police on Dec. 24 investigated a burglary at a home on Pringle Street from which a television and a Honda Civic were taken.

Police located the vehicle on Short Street in Edwardsville on Wednesday and identified Jesse Rowles, 20, of Edwardsville, as a suspect. Rowles was taken into custody on Thursday, as he was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff, and was interviewed about the burglary. Police said Rowles admitted to the burglary and also to taking the vehicle from the home.

Rowles was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at nighttime and two counts of theft by unlawful taking. He was arraigned before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 before Roberts.

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