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EXETER — A woman from Philadelphia was arraigned Tuesday on charges she tried pass a fraudulent prescription at CVS Pharmacy.


Police charged Dalia Torres, 42, with forgery, acquisition of a controlled substance and procurement of a controlled substance by fraud. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.


Police allege Torres submitted a bogus prescription for 120 Percocet tablets at CVS Pharmacy on Wyoming Avenue on Monday. A pharmacist noticed inconsistencies on the prescription and denied the sale.


Police say they stopped Torres walking away from the pharmacy. She allegedly had in her purse prescription labels for Oxycodone and $220, according to the criminal complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 7.


WILKES-BARRE — Brian Duffy, 28, of North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Monday on charges he forced his way inside his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on Matson Avenue and choked her on Jan. 13.


Duffy was charged with criminal trespass, simple assault and criminal mischief. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


WYOMING — A couple were arraigned Monday on charges they stole items from Gerrity’s Supermarket and injured a loss control officer who tried to stop them.


Theresa Marie Fisher, 33, and Patrick Fisher, 48, both of Rutter Avenue, Kingston, were charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, harassment and retail theft. They were released on $20,000 unsecured bail each.


Police allege Theresa Fisher placed items in her purse while shopping at the supermarket on June 10. They proceeded through the checkout aisles, paying for several items.


Police said a loss control officer attempted to stop Theresa Fisher by grabbing her purse. Patrick Fisher grabbed the loss control officer’s arm as Theresa Fisher ran away, according to the criminal complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 7.


SALEM TWP. — Tyler Engle, 19, of Moores Hill Road, Salem Township, was arraigned Monday on charges he assaulted his mother’s boyfriend and damaged his mother’s vehicle.


Engle was charged with three counts of disorderly conduct, two counts each of harassment and defacing property and a single count of simple assault. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


Township police allege Engle damaged items inside his mother’s house on Moores Hill Road, damaged her vehicle and assaulted her boyfriend on July 28, according to the criminal complaint.


Police said they arrested Engle after he ran through a bean field near his mother’s house.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 7.


SWOYERSVILLE — Police arrested Derek Anthony Reisinger, 20, of Perrin Street, Swoyersville, on a warrant from the Maryland Department of Probation on Sunday.


Police said Reisinger was spotted driving a vehicle on Church Street and they were aware his driver’s license was suspended. A records check reportedly showed Reisinger was wanted by Maryland Department of Probation on a violation. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.


FORKSTON TWP. — State police at Tunkhannock reported an unknown person operated a bulldozer and damaged a gate near North Access Road on Forkston Mountain from July 20 to July 22.


HAZLETON — Someone tried to set fire to a Chevrolet Equinox in the area of West Green and Wyoming streets on Monday, police said. The vehicle had flat tires.


NORTH BRANCH TWP. — State police at Tunkhannock charged Carol Jayne, 26, of Mehoopany, with access device fraud and identity theft on allegations she used a stolen credit card to purchase $6,228 worth of goods at various stores and via the Internet.


HAZLETON — Police arrested Jonathan A. Vasquez-Liriano, 23, of Hazleton, on aggravated assault charges after he allegedly stabbed another man during a fight in the 500 block of West Broad Street on Monday.


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