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BEAR CREEK TWP. State police are investigating the theft of a safe containing more than $10,000 worth of jewelry and coins from the residence of Patrick Cusick on Hillcrest Road.


The front door was forced open in the break-in that occurred between April 17 and 20.


BUTLER TWP. — Police reported the following:


• Bedrich Kohout, 69, of Woodside Drive, was cited with scattering rubbish after allegedly throwing household trash into the garbage bin of Butler Valley Beverage in Rittenhouse Place on April 9.


• A 66-year-old woman of Refuge Drive said more than $300 had been charged to her bank card without her authorization at a pharmacy in Ambler on April 9.


• A resident of Nesco Manor Road said his lawn furniture was taken from his yard on April 14 and thrown into the Nescopeck Creek.


• A 71-year-old man from St. John’s Road said $389 had been charged to his bank card without his authorization.


• A 33-year-old woman from South Chestnut Street said $94 in unauthorized purchases were made in New Jersey and charged to her bank card.


• A 73-year-old woman from South Hunter Highway said $514 in unauthorized purchases were made at a store in Harrisburg and charged to her bank card.


• A 41-year-old woman from Deer Run Road said $108 in unauthorized purchases were made in Maryland and charged to her bank card.


• Jewelry and sports memorabilia were stolen from a residence on East Foothills Drive during a burglary between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 17.


• Bruce A. Critchosin, 44, was cited with public drunkenness after he was found highly intoxicated the night of April 19 in a parking lot of business near the intersection of South Hunter Highway and East Butler Drive.


• A 59-year-old woman from South Greco Drive said $370 in unauthorized purchases made in Maryland were charged to her credit card.


• A 61-year-old woman from Sunset Drive said more than $300 in unauthorized purchases made in New York were charged to her credit card.


• Copper piping was stolen from a residence on Main Street during a burglary on April 22.


• A 62-year-old woman from North Hunter Highway said her Social Security number was stolen in a case of identity theft. She discovered the theft when she filed her federal income tax.


• Jerome G. Krakovesky, 49, was arrested Wednesday by the Hazleton City Police Department for allegedly violating the terms of a protective order. He was taken into custody at approximately 8 p.m. at his residence on East Foothills Drive and turned over to Hazleton police.


EATON TWP. — State police investigated a two- vehicle crash at 3;10 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 29 in Wyoming County.


State police said the crash occurred as a vehicle pulled out from the Auto Zone parking lot into the center lane, causing a vehicle traveling south in front of Linda Brozusky, 47, of Tunkhannock, to brake suddenly. Her 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara was struck from behind by a 2008 Ford F-150 truck driven by Jason Milliron, 35, of Tunkhannock. Both drivers were wearing seat belts and not injured.


EXETER TWP. — State police are investigating the theft of copper piping from a foreclosed house on Sullivan Trail, state Route 92, between February 1 and and March 22. A read door was forced open to gain entry of the unoccupied house.


EATON TWP. — State police are looking for a man and woman involved in the theft of merchandise from the Walmart store on state Route 29.


The suspects are described as a white man, 6 feet tall, between 30 and 40, weighing 350 pounds, and a white woman, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, between 30 and 40, weighing 250 pounds. They fled in a burnt orange Dodge Caliber.


According to state police, the suspects entered the store separately at approximately 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and went in different directions. The man attempted to walk out with a large, flat-screen television but was stopped by store security. The woman left with a vacuum cleaner and other items without paying for them.


EATON TWP. — State police said Keith R. Thomas, 49, of Harveys Lake was charged with theft by unlawful taking.


Between Feb. 1 and Wednesday, while working at the Auto Zone store on state Route 29, Thomas took items from the shelves and made fraudulent returns for cash, state police said.


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