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NANTICOKE — Police arrested a Nanticoke man who allegedly attacked his mother while under the influence of drugs on March 16.

Police responded to 104 W. Main St. about 12:45 a.m. for a report of a domestic assault.

Gloria Dietz told police she was talking with her son, Timothy Dietz, about his personal problems when he began yelling at her and throwing chairs and punched her in the face several times.

Police said they observed overturned chairs, the refrigerator pushed into the hall, dried blood on Gloria Dietz’s lip and swelling around her left eye.

Timothy Dietz, 33, was under the influence of controlled substances, said police, who charged him with simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned before District Judge James Dixon and was released after posting $10,000 bail. His formal arraignment is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. May 31 in Luzerne County Court.

WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

• An alleged robbery in Miner Park at Hanover Street and Old River Road. A 14-year-old boy reported an unidentified assailant took his Droid RAZR mobile phone, iPad and headphones about 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Park surveillance cameras revealed the suspect — a tall, thin black man about 20 years old and with mustache — punching the victim near the swing set. The boy was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after sustaining a bloody nose and swelling above his eye.

• An automobile break-in was reported Wednesday in the Wilkes-Barre Academy parking lot at 20 Stevens Road. The complainant reported that while she walked her child into the school, her purse was taken from her car. It contained her driver’s license, mobile phone and wallet.

• Police report a vehicle was vandalized Wednesday on East Jackson Street. The victim reported finding the passenger-door window smashed. A large piece of concrete was found inside the vehicle.

• A victim reported that a light-skinned, black man stole her mobile phone Monday on South Main Street. A witness helped to apprehend the 16-year-old suspect and his younger brother near the Catholic Youth Center. Both suspects were taken into custody and charged with robbery.

• Police are investigating a Monday burglary on Coal Street when unidentified suspects stole the money inside coin-operated laundry machines.

NANTICOKE — Aaron Mulhern, of Mountain View Drive, Nanticoke, was arrested at a convenience store Thursday after stumbling around the aisles and trying to pay for items with blood-soaked money, police said.

Mulhern’s belt was undone and his pants were falling down when police arrived, they said. He denied drinking alcohol and having any illegal contraband. He emptied items from his pockets that included small screens police said are used for smoking crack cocaine and marijuana. A more thorough search at the police station after Mulhern was taken into custody revealed he possessed a pill and more drug paraphernalia, police said.

Mulhern, 22, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was arraigned before District Judge Martin Kane and, unable to post 10 percent of $10,000 bail, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. His preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

NANTICOKE — City police reported the following on Friday:

• Dataima Cabble, 26, of South Market Street, Nanticoke, was taken into custody and cited with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after a neighbor reported an intoxicated female was banging on her door, police said.

• Joseph Dannheimer of West South Street, Nanticoke, reported someone keyed the side of his Jeep while it was in front of his house.

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