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May 29. 2014 10:56PM
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WILKES-BARRE — Police arrested two people they say grabbed an officer while a group of people surrounded that officer and another officer while they were investigating a reported fight on Sunday.

The officers were dispatched to East Main Street at 8:48 p.m. for a report of an unknown amount of people fighting between houses.

Upon their arrival, the officers observed two males in front of 388 E. Main St., one with his shirt off, and both out of breath and sweaty, police said.

Officers asked both males for their identification, at which time one of the males began to walk away. Several times officers requested his identification and he continued refusing to comply.

As officers approached the male, numerous males and females surrounded the officers and, at one point, a female grabbed Patrolman Richard Harding’s right arm, intentionally interfering with the investigation of the incident, police said.

Officers told the female who grabbed Harding that she was under arrest, and the officers attempted to place handcuffs on her. At this point, a male grabbed Harding’s left arm, intentionally attempting to prevent him from placing handcuffs on the female, police said.

Officers informed the male that he was under arrest, at which time Harding broke free from his grasp, police said.

The female was identified as Rokevia Ardshana Booker, 23, and the male was identified as Kevin L. Booker, 53. They were both charged with obstruction/impeding the administration of justice and two counts of disorderly conduct.

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Mary Gurnari reported to police on Wednesday that an unknown male had used a black marker to write “LEARN HOW TO PARK” on the hood of her 2001 Chevrolet, which was parked in the parking lot of Walmart Supercenter at Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace.

LARKSVILLE — Borough police reported the following:

• The owner of a rental property on Marcy Street reported on Tuesday that someone removed the aluminum siding from the rear of the residence and an addition to the residence, and also removed aluminum rain gutters from the side and front of the residence. An investigation is continuing.

• A resident of Washington Avenue reported Wednesday morning that a 50-inch TV was stolen from the residence sometime between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. He told police all the doors had been locked before he left, but the back door was unlocked when he came home. There was no sign of forced entry. The resident told police he would check with a neighbor who he believes has a security camera covering the back of his property.

• An East State Street resident reported on Tuesday that a coin collection valued between $15,000 to $25,000 was stolen from the residence.

• Two people were arrested Tuesday after an argument over playing with an Xbox or watching Netflix.

Borough police were dispatched to a residence on E. Broadway Street at about 7 p.m. for the report of a male/female domestic dispute with numerous other people involved.

Officer Joshua Evans responded along with back-up units from Edwardsville, Plymouth and Courtdale.

Brandy Stribaugh and Michael Grabko were both arrested on domestic violence charges after a physical altercation that began over an argument about playing an Xbox or watching Netflix, police said.

Stribaugh was charged with two counts of simple assault, two counts of harassment and one count of disorderly conduct.

Grabko was charged with one count of simple assault, one count of harassment and one count of disorderly conduct.

Both were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, police said.

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