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HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• Police are investigating a robbery at the Pantry Quik convenience store at 902 W. Diamond Ave. on Friday.


Police said a light-skinned male, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall, wearing a brown hoodie and brown pants entered the store at about 6:40 p.m., stole cigarettes and an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot. No weapon was shown and no injuries were reported.


Anyone with information should contact police at 570-459-4940 or via 911.


• During a traffic stop at Diamond Avenue and North Church Street at about 3:50 p.m. Thursday, police took Julio Pagan-Rivera, 22, of North Church Street, Hazleton, into custody on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous offense. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, police said.


• A Boost Mobile Blackberry cellphone was found in the area of Third Street and Penn Court and turned in to police Sunday around 11 a.m. Any0ne who can identify the cellphone is asked to come to police headquarters at 40 N. Church St.


• Amanda Lisa Pardi, 21, of McAdoo, was arrested shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday on a warrant from the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Office. Police met Pardi while responding to a parking complaint in the 200 block of East First Street. Police were made aware of the arrest warrant, took her into custody and transported her to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.


WILKES-BARRE — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement on Wednesday cited the Pitcher’s Mound tavern, 311 Blackman St., Wilkes-Barre, with violating the state liquor code on Nov. 8, 2013, by failing to display a liquor license, failing to keep records on the premises and permitting smoking in a public place where smoking is prohibited.


PLAINS TWP. — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported that Northeast Concessions LP was the only one of three licensed establishments that had not sold alcoholic beverages to an underage buyer during an age compliance check conducted between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday in Luzerne County. The license holders not in compliance were not identified.


HAZLE TWP. — State police on Saturday said Charlene Wimberly, 59, reported Pennsylvania license plate HVN5176 was stolen from her Honda while it was parked in front of her residence on Grant Street between 12:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.


Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact state police Hazleton at 570 459-3890.


PLAINS TWP. — Police said a Scranton man was taken into custody around 3 a.m. Saturday morning for fighting outside the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs.


Dewayne Bailey and Anthony Nisbett were intoxicated and fighting after losing money and refusing to leave, police said. The two men got into a taxi, where Bailey was punching Nisbett, police said.


Police removed Bailey from the taxi and took him into custody. Police said Bailey was later released and both men will be cited with disorderly conduct.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• A 14-year-old boy was reportedly mugged around 11 p.m. Saturday in the alley behind Pizza Lovin’. The boy told police he was riding his bicycle when three males pushed him to the ground, kicked him, then made off with his iPod and bicycle heading toward Lyndwood Avenue.


Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the township police at 570-825-1254.


• Township police issued eight citations late Saturday night when, while responding to a noise complaint, found an underage drinking party along Ridge Street in the township’s Newtown section.


HAZLE TWP. — A York man was arrested in Hazle Township Saturday after he was caught stealing from Hazle Auto Parts, state police said.


Patrick Hotopp, 42, was stopped when he tried to take scrap metal and other items from the business. State police charged Hotopp with theft and criminal trespass. Hotopp was lodged in Luzerne County Correctional Facility.


Charges are pending against Hotopp in another matter, another retail theft from Jan. 24.


WILKES-BARRE — Police reported the following:


• Joseph Palladino said that on Saturday morning he discovered that his building on Oregon Street was burglarized and copper wiring was stolen.


• William Jones of Blackman Street said that between noon on Feb. 9 and 9 a.m. Saturday his car was stolen from the 100 block of Loomis Street. Jones had parked the blue 2000 Buick Century sedan with Pennsylvania license plate JJD7118 at the location and returned from New York to discover it missing.


• Tara Cooper of White Oak Drive, Hunlock Creek, will be cited with criminal trespass after she was found on the property of the Sherman Hills apartment complex around 12:40 p.m. Friday, police said. Cooper had been previously warned about being on the property. Officers on a routine patrol saw a female and two males enter Building 320. When police went inside they found the female, later identified as Cooper, and one of the males in a stairwell. The other male fled with an unidentified female.


• Andrew Hill of Wilkes-Barre was arrested for alleged simple assault following a domestic dispute around 5:30 a.m. Saturday at a residence on Madison Street. The victim, Sharon Bubb of Wilkes-Barre, had a laceration under her left eye from being struck by Hill during an argument. Hill was held at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.


• Troy Taylor, 46, of Wilkes-Barre was arrested for alleged retail theft around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after he concealed merchandise and tried to leave the CVS store on South Main Street.


• Tazelle Curtis was arrested after police responded to a domestic assault call just before 3 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 100 block of Mill Street looked through a front window and saw him allegedly striking Juan Obando of Wilkes-Barre.


When police announced their presence, Curtis tried to flee out the rear door and was apprehended by officers. Obando and another victim, Jovan Lopez, had moderate injuries.


Lopez had a Protection from Abuse order against Curtis. Police said they charged Curtis with violating the PFA order. Curtis was committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.

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