DALLAS — Sharon Mae Jacobosky, 70, of Luzerne was arrested and charged Friday for allegedly stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from an elderly woman for whom she was caring.
Jacobosky was arraigned by District Judge James Tupper, Kingston Township, on charges of theft by failure to make required dispositions of funds. She was released from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility after posting $5,000 bail.
Police said they received a complaint that Jacobosky, who was the caregiver and had power-of-attorney for Clementine Moseman, was removing the woman’s funds. An audit performed by the Institute of Protective Services at Temple University was conducted on the accounts of Moseman and her disabled daughter, Pamela Wehrenberg, to determine if funds were stolen. The audit found that Jacobosky used $258,538 of the funds for her own use between Jan. 1, 2009 and Nov. 4, 2011, police said.
Along with the police and the institute, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office and the state Department of Aging and the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging investigated.
Jacobosky has a preliminary hearing before Tupper at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22.
HANOVER TWP. — Dominic Sera was bicycling south around 11:30 p.m. Friday on the Sans Souci Parkway when he was hit by a car traveling north, police say. The 24-year-old was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley for treatment. Police are investigating the incident and ask anyone who witnessed it to call the Hanover Township Police Department at 570-825-1254.
WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:
• Theron Solomon said he was robbed at gunpoint around 3 a.m. Thursday in the area of 51 Kidder St. while leaving a friend’s house. Solomon found a man in his car and locked the doors to keep him inside until police arrived, he said. The man unlocked the car, got out and pointed a small, semi-automatic pistol at Solomon and told him to get off the phone, according to the police report. The man allegedly fled north on Kidder Street with Solomon’s book bag of law books, an Apple computer, iPod, cash and change and a gold chain bracelet. The suspect is described as a white male between 40 and 50 with a handlebar mustache and wearing a blue baseball cap and blue jeans.
• An Edwardsville man crashed his car into a traffic signal pole Thursday at the intersection of North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard and East Market Street. William Dickson was traveling south on the boulevard around 1 p.m. when his vehicle struck the pole and knocked out the signal. He was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
• Leonard Zoeller, 45, was charged with retail theft after he allegedly stole food items Thursday from Schiel’s Market on Hanover Street. A records’ check indicated that there was an outstanding warrant from Luzerne County for his arrest. He was transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
• A woman watching the residence of her niece on Cummiskey Street said television sets and a computer game system were stolen during a break-in between last Sunday night and Monday.
• Patrick Pachuilo of the 300 block of McClean Street said he found three plastic bags of garbage on his tree lawn around 8 a.m. Friday. Pachuilo said two similar bags were left on the corner across the street from his house.
• Coins were reportedly stolen from a vehicle in the area of 156 Kidder St. on Thursday.
• A Horton Street man on Saturday said his Social Security number was used in 2009 to have cable television turned on at residence in Chester.
• Charges were filed Friday against Niecco Delessandro after he allegedly knocked a man unconscious who tried to intervene in a fight between Delessandro and his brother Jeffrey at a residence in the 200 block of New Hancock Street. Myron Shaffer, the injured man, said he heard the brothers fighting and went downstairs to secure his dog and stop the fight, according to police. As Shaffer turned to go upstairs, Niecco Delessandro allegedly struck him from behind.
• An employee of the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority said on Aug. 5 trash was illegally dumped in the Boulevard Townhomes. The employee, Linda Evens, showed police a video taken at 8:51 p.m. Aug. 3 of a tow truck dumping the trash on South Welles Street. Police found a box spring for a bed and three boxes of trash. Inside one of the boxes were warranty papers for a television filled out by Tiffany Cherry of Sheridan Street, police said. Charges were filed against Cherry.
SCRANTON — David Anthony Measles, 49, of Alexandria, Ala., was charged with receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for allegedly stealing a truck tractor belonging to Marten Transport Ltd of Wisconsin. State police received information that the 2013 Peterbilt truck was being tracked by GPS and traveling on Interstate 81 southbound in Lackawanna County. The truck was spotted approaching the Central Scranton Expressway and stopped. The trucking company confirmed Measles was the suspected thief and was sent approximately 30 on-board computer messages to return the truck or the authorities would be contacted. Measles was transported to the Lackawanna County Jail to await arraignment.
HAZLE TWP. — State police reported the rear window of a 1996 Nissan Quest minivan owned by George Drost, 81, was smashed between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. last Sunday while parked on Louis Schiavo Drive.
FACTORYVILLE — An unidentified thief or thieves stole copper wiring from Northeast Signal, according to state police. Anyone with knowledge of the theft is asked to call state police at 570-836-2141.