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WILKES-BARRE — Police say a man defecated outside his vehicle at a car wash last month.


Surveilance cameras at Sparkle Brite Car Wash, 337 E. Main St., recorded a man, later identified by police as James R. Kenzakoski, in the parking lot with two children and a white Chevrolet TrailBlazer at 8:47 a.m. Sept. 28, police said.


While the children were playing on the passenger side of the vehicle, police said Kenzakoski, leaving the driver side door open, allegedly dropped his pants, exposed himself and excreted feces on the ground next to the TrailBlazer.


Police said the incident occurred while other patrons were washing their vehicles in other car wash bays.


Kenzakoski, of Bald Mountain Road, was charged with a misdemeanor count of open lewdness and summary counts of disorderly conduct and scattering rubbish, police said.


PLAINS TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Police on Sunday responded to Terrace Road for a reported burglary to the Adamczyk residence. The family reported someone forced open a basement door and entered, stealing approximately $11,000 in jewelry while the family was not home.


• Police responded to the Family Dollar on North River Street at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday for a report of two suspicious people who appeared to be highly intoxicated.


Police said they made contact with Joseph Semanek, who had an active arrest warrant from Wilkes-Barre police for theft and bad checks. Semanek was taken into custody and transported to the Wilkes-Barre Police Department, township police said.


• Police observed John Patte, of the Drums section of Butler Township, walking in the area of South River Street at 3:51 a.m. Wednesday and cited him with public drunkenness after he allegedly exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication. Patte was jailed at Luzerne County Correctional facility because he was wanted by state police at Montoursville on felony drug charges, police said.


• Michael Wascavage, of Maffet Street, reported on Wednesday that someone entered his Silverado truck and stole a Firestorm Min Compact .45 caliber pistol. The truck was locked and parked inside his driveway.


• Gary Griglock, of Old Pittston Boulevard, reported that during the overnight hours Tuesday into Wednesday, someone shattered the driver’s side window on his son’s 1998 Pontiac GT. Griglock heard a loud sound at about 2:15 a.m. Police believe the window was shattered using a shotgun, as pellets were observed in numerous places on/about the vehicle.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Joshua Price of Lee Park Avenue reported he discovered a door window smashed and the door forced open at his apartment at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday. No items were reported missing.


• Police are investigating a two-car accident at Sans Souci Parkway and Elm Street at 12;25 p.m. Tuesday. Police said James Hillard of Wilkes-Barre, driving a 2007 Dodge caliber, pulled onto Sans Souci from Elm Street and allegedly struck a 2009 Chrysler Sebring, driven by Veronica Bezak of Wilkes-Barre.


• Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of May’s Family Restaurant on Sans Souci Parkway on Tuesday. Ann Serferyn of Warrior Run reported her 2012 Toyota was struck by another vehicle. Witnesses said the driver of the other vehicle, possibly a tan SUV, was a woman.


• A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 29 before District Judge Joseph Halesey for David Kovalcheck, 54, of Hanover Township, on two counts of driving under the influence. Police said they found Kovalcheck slumped over the steering wheel of a Toyota pickup truck that was blocking the intersection at Ashley and South Main streets on Sept. 23. Kovalcheck showed signs of intoxication and was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a blood test.


PITTSTON TWP. — Township police arrested William Cupp, 43, and his wife, Cheryl Cupp, 44, both of Wilkes-Barre, on theft and retail theft charges when they allegedly stole several boxes of infant diapers and infant wipes from Walmart Supercenter on state Route 315 on Tuesday.


The couple told police they intended to sell the diapers and wipes to a friend for half price.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• Jewelry was stolen from a residence in the 300 block of East Chestnut Street between the end of July and Tuesday.


• A red and white 2008 Yamaha Raptor ATV and tools were stolen from a garage in the 900 block of Perry Court from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6.


• No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash in the area of of 22nd and James streets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Salvador Craig, of Hazleton, driving a 2013 Hyundai, was traveling on 22nd Street and swerved striking a parked 2002 Buick.


• A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Nov. 6 before District Judge Joseph Zola for Jonathan A. Ferdinand, 46, of Hazleton, on two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving, speeding and failure to stay in lane.


Police said Ferdinand exhibited signs of intoxication during a traffic stop on East Diamond Avenue on Sept. 5.


• Police last week charged Kristen Martinez, 33, of Hazleton, with theft after she allegedly stole money from a man in the 100 block of West Fourth Street on Sept. 19.


HAZLE TWP. — A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Nov. 6 before District Judge James Dixon for Timothy Gadola, 35, of Freeland, on two counts each of driving under the influence of alcohol and operating a vehicle with unsafe equipment, and several traffic violations.


State police at Hazleton allege Gadola displayed signs of intoxication when he was stopped on Seagrave Court on Sept. 10.


WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• Charles Chulada, 62, of Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested and charged with defiant trespass and public drunkenness after city Department of Public Works employees reported that he was harassing them as they were trying to leave work at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.


• Charles Davis, of Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested and charged with possession of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Monday.


Davis was driving a Volkswagen GTI when police stopped him near 319 N. Washington St. at about 7 p.m. and saw him allegedly throw a package out of the car window. The package contained 46 wax packets with a white powdery residue that police said field-tested positive for heroin, police said.


• Amy Marcinkiewicz was cited with disorderly conduct after she was seen walking into traffic, approaching vehicles and asking people for money in the area of South Main and Hazle streets at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

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