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WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

• Three people were arrested and charged Friday after a traffic stop by the department’s Anti-Crime Unit on North River and Tannery streets around 8 p.m. and a search of the vehicle later turned up a large quantity of heroin and a loaded handgun.

Lakeisha Robinson of Philadelphia; Brandon Diggs of Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre; and Gary Diggs of Philadelphia were taken into custody. Officers recognized Brandon Diggs, who was wanted for a felony drug charge.

Because of a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle, a police K-9 officer was brought to the scene and the dog detected drugs in the vehicle, police said. The vehicle was towed and a search warrant obtained. Police said they found heroin and marijuana, including a quantity of marijuana packed for sale and a loaded 9 mm pistol.

The three were arraigned and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. Robinson posted bail, but Brandon and Gary Diggs were held for lack of $25,000 bail each.

• A woman reported being robbed on South Main Street near a bar on Sunday night, police said.

The 22-year-old woman from Wilkes-Barre, whom police did not identify, told them she was walking on South Main Street in the area of the Susquehanna Ale House around 10 p.m. when she was approached by a tall, black male wearing a blue t-shirt with “NYC” in rhinestones on the front who asked her if she had any money.

When the woman told the man she did not, the man told her he had a knife. The victim then handed the man the money that she did in fact have, she told police.

The woman reportedly walked away and did not see where the man went. She told police she then proceeded to the Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center on East Market Street to call 911, as she was previously attending a function at the establishment.

She told police she believed there were three other people with the robber whom she was unable to describe.

Police said a check of the area by officers for possible suspects proved fruitless. And an officer on stationary patrol in the immediate area of the reported crime did not witness any of the actions reported, police said.

HAZLETON — City police reported the following:

• John Rogoskey, 61, of Hazleton, was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Saturday on a warrant from the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department for alleged failure to appear in court on charges of simple assault. He was taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.

• A residence at 326 E. Broad St. was burglarized around 4:55 p.m. Sunday. A window was smashed to gain entry.

• Aneuddy Capellan, 31, of Hazleton was cited with violating the city’s noise ordinance around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, police said. Police said they were called to 500 block of North Laurel Street and heard people talking loudly at Capellan’s residence.

• Mariel Rosario Capellan was cited with violating the city’s noise ordinance around 11 p.m. Sunday after police heard loud music inside a residence in the 500 block of North Locust Street.

• City residents Jaime Jaramillo-Rodas, 18, and Byron Jaramillo-Rodas, 20, were cited for disorderly conduct after police responded to a reported fight in the area of South Poplar and East Mine streets around 12:20 a.m. Monday. The pair attempted to flee when police arrived, and a third unidentified male got away.

• Police are seeking information on a white man who stole two packs of steaks from the Save A Lot supermarket on West Broad Street around 1 p.m. Monday. The man wore a black Sponge Bob shirt and jean shorts and fled north on an orange mountain bike.

• Franklyn Alvino, West Fern Street, reported a 9mm pistol was stolen from his 1999 Chrysler Cirrus sometime Monday.

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