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BUTLER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Police said John Hess Sr., 80, of Freeland, was driving north on North Hunter Highway and tried to turn left when his vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle driven by Brian Mucci, 44, of Freeland, on Saturday. No injuries were reported.


• A resident on Shaw Drive reported Saturday fraudulent charges were made on his bank card. One of the charges was made at a business in Old Forge.


• Police cited David Copeland Jr., 40, of Drums, with disorderly conduct and Brian McGill, 40, of Drums, with harassment after a dispute among neighbors on Tracey Lane on Monday.


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


• Wade Thomas told police he fought off a would-be robber who displayed a knife and demanded his wallet in the rear of Turkey Hill, Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, on Saturday. The suspect was described as a white man, 20s, wearing a gray tank top and tan shorts.


• Police cited Rashaun Johnson, 33, of Newark, N.J., with loitering after he was allegedly found lying on the sidewalk in front of Mirakuya restaurant, Kidder Street, on Sunday.


• Store security at Walmart Supercenter, Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace, reported a woman had stolen a “Spider Wrap” from a Sony surround sound system and drove away in a gray Dodge Charger on Friday.


• Amanda Hladasz reported her vehicle was scratched on both sides and was damaged in the front while it was parked near Kohl’s, Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, on Sunday.


• Leo Bella of South Walnut Street reported Saturday six wooden fence posts in his yard were damaged.


• A woman stole $102 worth of merchandise from Rite Aid Pharmacy, Blackman Plaza, and drove away in a black pickup truck on Friday.


• Florence Kaufmann reported Monday a silver ring, a watch, a silver pendant, and a silver and diamond bracelet were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked near Bon Ton, Wyoming Valley Mall.


• The manager at Dollar General, Kidder Street, reported Monday an unknown man stole a True Living charcoal grill and drove away in a white Ford Ranger.


• Sandra Bungardi reported Monday her purse was stolen from a shopping cart while she was inside Walmart Supercenter, Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace.


• An employee at McDonald’s Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, reported an intoxicated man kicked a “wet floor” sign that struck a light fixture at 12:44 a.m. Wednesday. The light fixture fell the the floor. The man yelled profanities at employees and drove away in a blue Dodge Durango.


• The general manager at Aaron’s Rental, Kidder Street, reported Tuesday a registration plate, ZDZ-7034, was missing from a company-owned truck. It was not known if the plate had fallen off or was stolen.


PLAINS TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• An older blue pedal car was stolen from the patio of a residence on Avon Street from June 3 to June 5.


• Copper pipe was stolen from the basement of a residence on Maffett Street.


•A black wicker chair was stolen from a residence on St. James Street on Saturday.


• A resident of Rose Avenue reported June 7 the windshield on his vehicle was damaged.


HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton said a camera was stolen from a building at the Hazle Township Babe Ruth Field complex on Sunday, and three windows were smashed on June 2.


EATON TWP. — State police at Tunkhannock said a man and a woman, both in their 20s, filled two shopping carts with merchandise inside Walmart and fled the store through a rear emergency exit at about 4:15 a.m. Monday. The couple drove away in a Ford Windstar.


EATON TWP. — State police at Tunkhannock said two men stole scrap metal from a residence on North Eaton Road on Tuesday. A rusty, dark gray pickup truck with a rack behind the cab was seen in the area at the time of the theft.


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