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HAZLETON — City police reported the following:

• Police said a 16-year-old girl from Hazleton will be cited with several traffic violations after a chain-reaction crash involving parked cars on Diamond Avenue on Monday.

Police said the girl, operating a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo, struck the rear of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro at about 8:20 p.m. The force of the impact caused the Chevrolet to strike a parked 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, which then struck a parked 2005 Acura TL.

The girl then backed up and struck the front of a parked 2010 Nissan Altima, police said.

• Police said city firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire in the area of East Birch and South Wyoming streets early Tuesday morning. A Mercedes SUV owned by Glenis Perez was totaled after the fire that was reported just before 12:30 a.m.

Police said the vehicle was parked and unattended. The fire appears to have been caused by an electrical malfunction, police said.

• Police said graffiti was spray painted on a wall in the area of 24 E. Broad St. on Sunday or Monday.

• John Koldesko, of West Magnolia Street, reported Tuesday mail had been stolen from his mailbox.

• Daniel Vache, of Alter Street, reported Tuesday an unknown person damaged his mailbox.

• Luzerne County Board of Elections Marisa Crispell reported Tuesday that an election box was stolen from the front door of a building in the 300 block of East Broad Street.

WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

• The outer glass of a double pane basement window was smashed at a house on South Meade Street on Monday.

• A woman reported Monday she discovered her apartment on Scott Street had been ransacked and her dog was missing. A rear door was forced open, police said.

• Police late Monday released the name of the man shot in the leg in the area of Hughes and Wall streets on Sunday.

Junior Alberto Diaz-Reyes and several friends were leaving a party on Hughes Street when they encountered a man and a woman arguing just after 3 a.m. Diaz-Reyes asked the woman if she was OK when the man told him to mind his own business.

An argument began when the man brandished a pistol and fired several shots striking Diaz-Reyes in the leg, police said.

HAZLE TWP. — A man was charged Saturday after he allegedly threatened township employees with a compound bow and arrows.

Anthony Francis Kasarda, 48, of Evervale Road, was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and obstructing justice. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $30,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint, Kasarda called the state police Hazleton barracks complaining that township employees were removing vehicles parked in front of his house Saturday morning. Kasarda told state police he was going to “use deadly and lethal force” and was in possession of a compound bow.

A trooper spotted Kasarda leaving his house carrying a compound bow and arrows telling a township employee to “get the hell out of here,” the complaint says.

State police searched Kasarda’s residence and seized a compound bow and arrows, according to the search warrant receipt.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on May 22 before District Judge James Dixon.

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