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June 04. 2014 11:25PM
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WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

• A Chestnut Street resident reported on Tuesday that three unknown males broke into her residence at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and held her and her boyfriend at gunpoint and at knifepoint.

They tied up the boyfriend with phone lines and other cables, pushed the female to the ground and put a gun to her head searched the residence and asked for drugs. They reportedly took a Galaxy Tab Pro, Verizon HTC Droid and cash. An investigation is continuing.

• A while male in his 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, wearing a green shirt with “Fist” displayed, dark shorts and black sneakers entered the Quick Foodmart on North Main Street at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and asked for a carton of Newport cigarettes.

When the clerk put the carton on the counter, the suspect grabbed it and fled the store. The suspect was not located/identified.

• Reginald Davis, 39, of North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, was cited with public drunkenness after he allegedly fell asleep inside the James Conahan Intermodal Center terminal and allegedly displayed signs of intoxication when awoken by officers, police said.

• A man reported that he had stopped by a friend’s residence at 29 Parkin St. on Monday morning to prepare an estimate of cost to replace missing copper pipe from the residence.

While he was in the basement, he heard the basement door open and when he turned around, Nicole Shaffer was standing in the door way and yelled to him “take it like a man” and threw two concrete pavers at him, the man told police.

Both pavers struck the victim in the head causing lacerations to the victim’s face and the side of his head. He told police he couldn’t see clearly for a short time because his glasses were knocked off and blood was running into his eyes. Shaffer will be charged with simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats, police said.

LARKSVILLE — A man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after his father called the police on him.

Borough police were dispatched to a residence on Carver Street at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a 33-year-old male drinking and doing drugs inside the residence.

K9 Officer Joshua Evans responded and spoke to the caller, who is also the male’s father, who said his son was “out of control and doing drugs inside the house,” police said.

Evans made contact with the male, identified as Bryan Reed, who was found to be in possession of a syringe and several small packages that contained suspected heroin, police said.

Reed was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned before District Judge Diana Malast and, unable to post $5,000 bail, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. Police said a detainer from Luzerne County Probation also was to be issued.

• Police were dispatched to Vine Street at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an intoxicated male, who had apparently fallen off a bicycle, laying in the street.

Police found the man, identified as Richard Sims, of Edwardsville, lying in the middle of the street. Police said Sims was highly intoxicated and told them he had just left a bar.

Sims was taken into custody and transported back to the police station. Larksville EMS was dispatched for an evaluation, but Sims refused to be checked out, police said.

Sims was handed a citation for public intoxication, but he allegedly refused to sign it and tore his copy into several pieces when it was handed to him, police said.

Sims was then transported to his residence in Edwardsville.

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

• Police arrested Joseph Sinkiewicz, 28, of Nanticoke, after the vehicle he was operating on Highland Park Boulevard was stopped for a traffic violation on Wednesday. Police discovered Sinkiewicz was allegedly in possession of several hypodermic needles and cotton swabs containing suspected heroin residue. He will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence at a later date, police said.

• Police arrested Steve Clarke, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., after he had allegedly tried to purchase two Apple iPads valued at $500 with six different counterfeit credit cards Wednesday in Target at Wilkes-Barre Township Commons. All of the cards were declined.

Police said Clarke left the store, returned later and again tried to purchase another Apple iPad with another counterfeit credit card, which was also declined, police said.

Police stopped Clarke on Highland Park Boulevard. He was charged with multiple counts of access device fraud, was arraigned before District Judge Diane Malast and, unable to post $25,000 bail, jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.

• Wyoming Valley Mall security reported that an unknown male had smashed the left side window on a John Deere bulldozer that was parked in the parking lot of the mall. The machine is owned by Snow Management Inc. When mall security approached the male who was inside the machine, he fled on foot.

• John Kocher, of John’s Auto Body on Anderson Street, reported on Monday that two unknown males had broken into two vehicles on his property and that $1,000 in tools were stolen from the trunk of a 2002 Lincoln. A Ford Taurus was also broken into.

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