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EDWARDSVILLE — A man was arrested Tuesday on charges he posted a message on Facebook threatening to kill a police officer.


Nathon John Masakowski, 20, of West Eighth Street, Wyoming, was charged with reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, aggravated assault and simple assault. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail.


According to the criminal complaint:


Edwardsville police on Monday received a phone call about a threatening message on Facebook allegedly from Masakowski.


On Sunday, Masakowski had been cited with disorderly conduct by Edwardsville officer Michael Lehman after an incident in the Eagle Ridge apartment complex, according to the complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 7.


SWOYERSVILLE — Ashley Nicole Chaump, 24, of Hughes Street, Swoyersville, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of theft and criminal mischief. She was released on $1,000 unsecured bail.


Police allege Chaump removed a surveillance camera from her apartment building at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to the criminal complaint.


Lesha Ifill told police she had permission from the landlord to install the camera because she has been having problems with her neighbor Chaump. Ifill claimed she installed the surveillance camera to monitor the vestibule and entrance to her apartment and she summoned police when she saw the camera missing, the complaint states.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 22.


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