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HAZLETON — City police reported the following:

- Anthony Pinckey, 53, of Hazleton, was arrested and charged Friday after a dispute with his girlfriend. Pinckey was arraigned before District Judge James Dixon on one misdemeanor count of simple assault and one summary harassment count. He was committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 cash bail. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Wednesday.

- Pennsylvania license plate HFY1050 was stolen from a 2005 Toyota RAV4 while it was parked in the area of Lafayette Court and Seventh Street between 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

- A hit-and-run late Friday night in the 400 block of West Eighth Street is under investigation. A car struck a garage and the abandoned vehicle was later located a block away. The garage and the car sustained major damage.

WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

- David Popko Saturday morning told police a Canon Rebel camera was stolen from his daughter’s vehicle while it was parked in the South Main Street parking garage Friday afternoon. Popko said his daughter went to WB Movies 14 at 2:30 p.m. and returned at 4:30 p.m. to find the camera missing. It was inside a blue and black case.

- Police responded to Charles Street around 2:40 a.m. for a report of a woman standing in the street yelling she had been robbed.

The woman told police her boyfriend and two males entered her residence. She was awakened by one of the men who came into her bedroom with her boyfriend. The males left quickly.

The boyfriend told police the men robbed him at gunpoint at Academy Street and Carey Avenue of his cellphone, cash and watch. The boyfriend said the men made him walk home, where they took more money and another cellphone. The victim appeared intoxicated and his story was not consistent.

- A man said a GPS unit was stolen from his car on Jones Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday. The man said he saw men around his car and went to see what was going on.

The man said he saw a black male, approximately 16, with a thin build, wearing a tank top and dark hat in his car. The boy fled when the man confronted him.

- Kirstie Bowick of Edwardsville was cited with public drunkenness on Public Square shortly after 11 p.m. Friday.

- Bryan Campbell of Wilkes-Barre was cited with retail theft and public drunkenness around 10:35 p.m. Friday after he tried to leave Schiel’s Market on Hanover Street without paying for an item.

- Chastity Cambrelen-Gomez of Wilkes-Barre was charged with endangering the welfare of children Friday night. Police responded to a report of children left home alone at a residence on Kidder Street around 10:10 p.m.

They said they met Cambrelen-Gomez, who said she left the children alone for a few minutes to go to the store. Luzerne County Children and Youth were contacted.

- A man said loose change was stolen from the center console of his vehicle while it was parked in the Intermodal Center on Friday.

The man said he went to WB Movies 14 and returned around 9:25 p.m. to find the money missing. There was no damage to the vehicle.

SALEM TOWNSHIP, Wayne County — An off-duty officer died when he came in contact with downed power lines after he stopped to assist at a single-vehicle accident along Sawmill Road.

Daniel Lomax, 55, of Factoryville was a life member of the Factoryville Volunteer Fire Department and a part-time patrolman for the Forest City Police Department. Lomax was pronounced dead at 5:49 a.m. Saturday, state police said.

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