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HANOVER TWP. — Randy Amatrudi, 29, of Hanover Township was arrested around 9:15 p.m. Saturday for failing to appear in court for charges he resisted arrest.


WILKES-BARRE — Police on Sunday arrested Harley Arias, 19, of Green Street in connection a theft and filed additional charges of hindering apprehension and providing false identification to law enforcement.


Police said they found Arias around 1 a.m. in the area of Eastview Drive while searching for Walter Lewis, 19, who was wanted in connection with the same theft. Police said Arias provided false identification and once his identity was confirmed they were made aware of the arrest warrant for him.


He was transported to police headquarters and taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for an overnight arraignment. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lewis is asked to contact the Wilkes-Barre Police Department at 570 826-8106 or Luzerne County 911.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• Joseph A. Forty, 31, of Hazleton was arrested for public drunkenness and having a gun without a license after a fight near East Diamond Avenue and Cedar Street. Police were investigating a crash in the area and saw Forty walking around a car holding a gun, police said.


• Wanda Larochelle, 42, of West Hazleton, was arrested around noon Sunday on an outstanding bench warrant issued by the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department after an incident at Boyer’s Food Mart Along West 15th Street, police said.


• A Seybert Street resident told police her 2007 red E-Ton motorized scooter, license plate XLZ00, was stolen from her shed. Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 570-459-4940.


• Police are asking for information on a robbery that happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday near Wyoming and Juniper streets. An elderly male was talking to two Hispanic males — whom he described as in their late teens or early 20s, skinny and about 6 feet tall — when one of them forced him to give up his wallet, police said.


PLYMOUTH — Police said they found James Burhannon, 38, of Philadelphia, naked and crawling on New Street on Sunday morning after he reportedly jumped headfirst from a second-floor window.


Burhannon’s girlfriend said he had smoked a large quantity of crack and may have shoved some in his rectum, police said.


Burhannon was wanted for a parole violation out of Philadelphia. After medical workers at Geisinger Wyoming Valley confirmed he did not have any contraband on or in his person, he was released to state parole officers, police said.


PLYMOUTH — A borough man was belligerent, even after being locked in a holding cell, when he was arrested in a “fit of rage,” police said.


John Everhart, 36, was staying with a woman in an apartment along New Street and was reportedly growing violent around 9 p.m. Saturday, police said. The victim told police Everhart punched her in the back of the head, threw her across the room and then beat the family cat against a wall, police said.


Police said they found Everhart with a bottle of Vladimir Vodka walking away from the apartment on a dark footpath. He was defiant, throwing himself on the ground and had to be lifted into the cruiser, police said. When police arrived back at the station, Everhart refused to get out of the car and started thrashing on the ground. Once in a holding cell, Everhart claimed he had shot a police officer in another state and threatened to shoot every borough officer when he got out, police said.


He was charged with summary counts of public drunkenness and cruelty to animals as well as misdemeanor counts of simple assault and resisting arrest. Everhart was held in Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


PLYMOUTH — Police on Saturday said Heriberto Maldonado spit on an officer who tried to calm him down in a holding cell.


Maldonado faces charges of defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and institutional vandalism.


Police said Maldonado refused to comply with orders to go back into his residence on Davenport Street after an altercation with a neighbor around 4 a.m. While officers tried to handcuff Maldonado, he tried to pull away and fight with officers, police said. He was restrained and taken to police headquarters, where he was placed in a holding cell. There slammed himself against the cell door bars and jumped on a bed, damaging it and the bed frame, police said.


KINGSTON —Police reported the following:


• William Piekanski, 27, of Dallas, was taken into custody Saturday after a records’ check indicated he was wanted by state police in connection with a robbery. Police said Piekanski was involved in an argument with another man on Page Avenue over the cost for cutting and removing a tree. He was handed over to the custody of state police.


• Michael Wieczorek, 28, of Kingston, was taken into custody Friday after a records’ check indicated he was wanted by Forty Fort police in connection with the theft of a vehicle.


A local garage owner notified police about an abandoned vehicle on his property for more than a week. The vehicle was listed as stolen from Forty Fort.


Police said Wieczorek approached police on the scene and spoke to an officer about the vehicle being in need of repairs. He was turned over to Forty Fort police for arraignment.


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