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This man is wanted in the theft of four bottles of cologne from JCPenney at the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township on Dec. 26.
This man is wanted in the theft of four bottles of cologne from JCPenney at the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township on Dec. 26.
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WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police were notified recently of a retail theft at JCPenney on Dec. 26, when a black man in a black jacket selected two bottles of Versace cologne and two bottles of Gucci Guilty cologne and fled the store without paying for them. Each bottle is valued at $73.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Police detained a woman Sunday night after investigating a person stealing items from multiple vehicles on Lee Park Avenue.


• One person was transported to a hospital after two vehicles collided at Hanover Street and Clarks Crossroads on Sunday. The names of the two drivers were not released.


HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton said Tammy Aviles, 36, of Hazle Township, suffered a minor injury when she lost control of her 2002 GMC Envoy on an ice covered Hollars Hill on Sunday.


Aviles’ vehicle struck a utility pole.


HAZLE TWP. — No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 940 when John Yakubik Jr., 82, of Harleigh, driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant, attempted a U-turn and struck a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Edward Macko Jr., 39, at about 12 p.m. Sunday, state police at Hazleton said.


Macko’s vehicle struck a mailbox and a road sign.


EXETER TWP. — Township police said eight guns, two laptop computers and a video game system were stolen during a burglary of a residence on Sweitzer Road on Monday.


Police said the burglary occurred from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Taken from the house were:


• A Mossberg S80, nine-shot, 12-gauge pump shotgun, serial number R720057.


• A Springfield Armory 1911 .45 caliber ACP pistol, serial number NM172056.


• A Colt Peacemaker single-action revolver, 357 magnum, serial number 53977.


• An Intratec Scorpion .22 caliber pistol, serial number 0133363.


• H&R 929 .22 caliber revolver, serial number AH108046.


• A New England Firearms 10-gauge, single-shot shotgun, serial number NL218307.


• A CZ75 9mm pistol, no serial number available.


• A Ruger GP100 .357 magnum revolver, no serial number available.


• A Toshiba Satellite laptop computer, L875-S7232, serial number 7C069450R.


• A Hewlett Packer Pavilion laptop computer DV7-7128NR, serial number 2CE2241045.


• Sony PlayStation II, no serial number available.


Police are asking anyone who witnessed suspicious activity on Sweitzer Road on Monday to call Exeter Township Police Sgt. Todd Grudzinski at 570-388-4868 or 911.


KINGSTON — Municipal police reported on the following wanted people:


• Jason Brill, 31, was brought to the Kingston police station by State Parole on Monday. Brill was wanted by Kingston police on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Brill was taken before District Judge David Barilla and lodged in the Luzerne County Correction Facility to await a preliminary hearing.


• While investigating a domestic dispute at Dan Flood Towers just after 7 p.m. Monday, officers located Christopher Cavanaugh, 46, in the apartment. A records check showed him to be wanted by Luzerne County Adult Probation. Cavanaugh was taken into custody and transported to the county prison. He was also charged with criminal trespass because management previously banned him from the building, police said.


• David Kresge, 36, was located by police walking on an access road to the rear of 351 Main St. on Monday. Kresge was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriffs Office and was taken into custody and transported to the county prison.


WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• Patricia Barnes, of 54 Elizabeth St., reported that sometime between noon Jan. 2 and 6 p.m. Monday, someone stole a Dell computer from her residence.


• It was reported Monday morning that someone entered a vehicle parked in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital parking garage and stole a wallet containing a credit card.


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


• Someone passed a counterfeit $20 bill for a purchase at China King at the Wyoming Valley Mall on Jan. 4. The bill has a serial number of JE43035335B.


• Police were dispatched to Bed, Bath and Beyond for a retail theft on Jan. 4. A white male wearing a light blue under armor jacket, blue jeans and white baseball cap selected a Breville juicer model JE-98XL valued at $149 and left the store without paying.


• Executive T-Mobile Services reported to police that someone stole a black LG Optimus F3 cellphone bearing serial number 307KPZK017933 from the kiosk in the Wyoming Valley Mall on Dec. 27. The value of the phone is $240.


Anyone with information on these incidents should call police at 570-408-0295.


• Tammy Ann Lutecki, 47, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with retail theft and providing false information to law enforcement after a loss-prevention officer at Walmart detained her, accusing her of placing two ceramic tower heaters into a cart and leaving the store without paying for them, police said.


Police said Lutecki gave them a false name and they took her into custody.


• Police on Friday were dispatched to a retail theft of $222.96 worth of merchandise from Walmart. The suspects had fled from loss prevention in a green mini van. The fleeing vehicle was observed by a responding officer and was stopped on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre.


Police said the vehicle’s operator gave police false identification information and was subsequently identified as Angela T. Diaz, 47, of Wilkes-Barre. It was discovered that Diaz and her passenger, Renard Edward Johnson, 51, also of Wilkes-Barre, had warrants for their arrest for probation violations.


They were jailed on the warrants at the county prison and will be charged with providing false identification to law enforcement and retail theft at a later date, police said.


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