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HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• Two vehicles parked in the 300 block of Samuels Avenue were reported damaged Sunday afternoon. A sharp-tipped object was used to scratch them.


• Ramone Maldonado, 25, last known address East Mine Street, was cited with harassment after he allegedly struck a female in the 400 block of East Mine Street shortly after noon Sunday.


• Fernando Martinez Cepeda, 26, of Alter Street, was charged with simple assault and harassment and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. Police said he struck a woman in the area of 15th and Alter streets at 9 a.m. Sunday. She was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.


• Christian Arnold, 26, last known address Seybert Street, was arrested for alleged criminal trespass after an incident at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the area of Wyoming and Birch streets.


• Arbin Urena, 34, of North Vine Street, will be cited with disturbing the peace after police said he was seen causing a disturbance outside his residence at 2:40 .m. Sunday.


• A female juvenile from Hazleton was cited with disorderly conduct for allegedly playing loud music in the area of Locust and 10th streets at approximately 7:10 p.m. Saturday.


• Officers stopped an Albrightsville man just before 1 a.m. Friday for a traffic violation and found he had a 9 mm handgun that did not belong to him, police said.


Jordan Madrid, 28, had been driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street, and was carrying a Smith & Wesson pistol, city police said.


Police charged Madrid with two felony counts of prohibited possession of a firearm and carrying without a license, and a summary count of driving the wrong way, police said.


Police took Madrid to Luzerne County Correctional Facility for arraignment.


• Police are seeking information on a stolen laptop taken from a home along the 100 block of East Mine Street.


Anyone with information is asked to contact city police at 570-459-4940.


BUCK TWP. — A White Haven man was arrested on charges he allegedly threw a liquor bottle at a vehicle that belonged to Gary Hudack and Michelle Barr.


State police allege Robert Shaffer, 50, damaged the windshield around 11 p.m. Saturday on Margrum Road and charged Shaffer with criminal mischief, criminal trespass and harassment.


PLYMOUTH — Police are investigating an attempted burglary early Sunday morning at a residence in the 100 block of Beade Street. A rear door window was smashed, but no entry was made due to a deadbolt on the door.


Police remind residents to ensure that all doors and windows are locked when not at home.


Anyone with information about the attempted break-in should contact investigating officer Stephen Bekanich at 570-779-2147, extension 120.


HANOVER TWP. — A storage unit rented by Albert Bekampas was burglarized at Stark Holdings Storage on West St. Mary’s Road within the past three weeks, police said.


The lock was broken off. Stolen were a socket wrench set, a ½-yard contractor’s wheelbarrow and a contractor’s aluminum siding break.


HAZLE TWP. — State police reported the theft of a Toshiba Satellite laptop computer from a residence on state Route 940 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday. The residence was unlocked and the computer was valued at approximately $750, state police said.


PLAINS TWP. — Police said Amy Borkowski of Sugar Notch will be cited with harassment for allegedly biting a nurse at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Police said they were called to the hospital at 4:34 a.m. Sunday for a report of an intoxicated and combative female patient who bit a female nurse on the forearm.


WILKES-BARRE — Police reported the following:


• Benedict Piccilo of William Street, Pittston, was cited with scattering rubbish after he was captured on video surveillance dumping 11 paint cans in and around the garbage bin at Sparkle Brite Car Wash on East Main Street at 12:26 p.m. on May 5, police said.


• Edward Kane of Tripp Street, Swoyersville, was cited with harassment and public drunkenness after he allegedly punched a patron escorting him out of Cracker Jacks Bar on East Main Street.


Police were dispatched to the bar at 8:52 p.m. Friday for a fight. Ronald Penn told them that the owner cut off serving drinks to Kane and asked him to leave.


According to police:


Penn and William Stucker and other patrons escorted Kane to the door. But Kane turned around and punched Penn in the jaw, knocking him to the ground and causing a cut behind his right ear. Stucker chased Kane and held him down until police arrived. Kane was taken into custody. Penn was checked by city ambulance personnel and refused further medical treatment.


• A laptop computer was stolen and a television smashed in a burglary reported shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday by the tenant of a residence on Sterling Street.

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