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Police blotter


October 17. 2013 11:37PM
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HAZLETON —City police reported the following:


• A cellphone was discovered in the area of Tamarack Street and Manhattan Court on Tuesday night.


• Someone scratched a 2003 Nissan while it was parked in the 900 block of West Diamond Avenue sometime between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday.


Anyone with information on either of these incidents should contact Hazleton police at 570-459-4940 or via dialing 911.


• Angel Pujols, of West 1st Street, Hazleton, was driving south on Church Street when his 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan collided with a 2011 Kia Sorento, which Melody Funk, of James Street, Hazleton, was driving south on Church Street, just south of 18th Street, at about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported; the Caravan was towed, police said.


• John Brogan, 34, no address provided, was charged with one misdemeanor count of retail theft after he was observed allegedly removing items from the Giant supermarket at Grand Central Plaza off Locust Street at about 5:39 p.m. Tuesday, police said.


• Tracy Lloyd, 48, no address provided, was cited with public drunkenness after police responded to the intersection of West 4th Street and Emerald Court for a report of an intoxicated female sitting in the street. Lloyd was treated by ambulance personnel and transported to Hazleton General Hospital, police said.


• Police arrested Kenney Reichart, 58, of Hazleton, on charges of defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after he refused to leave the Convenient Food Mart on West Juniper Street at 1:45 a.m. Thursday. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 bail.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 30.


• Police arrested Franciso Santiago, 25, of New York City, N.Y., on Monday after he allegedly forced his way into a residence in the 200 block of South Cedar Street and assaulted a woman. Santiago was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, terroristic threats, simple assault and criminal mischief.


Police arrested Joshua Crutch, 20, of Hazleton, on charges of terroristic threats, resisting arrest, loitering and prowling at night, harassment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after investigating a fight in the 500 block of Taylor Court just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. Crutch was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• Michael Clifford, of Pine Street, Pittston, was cited with retail theft after a complainant alleged that Clifford put a pack of nails in his cargo pants pocket while at the Dollar General store at 295 S. Main St. shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday and attempted to flee the store when asked to go into the loss prevention office, police said.


• A Sony PlayStation 3 game system, a Xbox 360 game system and a video game desk were stolen during a burglary of a residence on Bethel Lane on Wednesday.


• Police arrested Stephen J. Trush, 28, and Amanda K. Andes, 23, both of Wilkes-Barre, on child endangerment and drug offenses after an alleged methamphetamine laboratory was found inside their residence on Carlisle Street on Wednesday.


Police said the alleged meth lab was found when investigating that a child was unsupervised at 125 Carlisle St. Police said they found Trush and Andes passed out inside the residence that was found to be in deplorable conditions.


A quantity of methamphetamine and evidence that meth was being cooked was located in the basement, police said.


Troopers with the state police clandestine team removed an inactive lab and a quantity of methamphetamine, including two handguns, police said.


The city’s Code Enforcement Office condemned the property and Luzerne County Children and Youth took custody of the child.


Trush and Andes were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangering another person, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Trush was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm.


Trush and Andes were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 bail.


HANOVER TWP. — Arline Hemence reported her bank card was used to access her account without authorization and money was withdrawn from her account at an ATM.




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