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ASHLEY — Police arrested a woman Saturday on charges she kicked a 5-year-old boy in the head and fought with officers.


Angel Yaskiewicz, 28, of West Grand Street, Nanticoke, was charged with four counts of disorderly conduct, three counts each of simple assault and harassment and one count each of resisting arrest and institutional vandalism. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.


Police said they investigated a domestic disturbance at a residence on Ashley Street just after 11 p.m. and were told that Yaskiewicz was inside “flipping out,” according to the criminal complaint.


Police said four adults were inside the house yelling and screaming.


Yaskiewicz was in a bedroom and ran into another bedroom when she allegedly kicked a 5-year-old boy in the head as the boy slept, the complaint says.


Police said in the complaint Yaskiewicz was handcuffed and slipped her handcuffed hands from her back to the front twice. Yaskiewicz allegedly attempted to smash a window in the cruiser and attempted to crawl through a window in the cage of the cruiser, the complaint says.


She also kicked and swung at officers who stunned Yaskiewicz with a Taser that had no effect on her, according to the complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 24 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police arrested a woman on charges she assaulted her boyfriend.


Chelsea Lea Feldmann, 27, of Goeringer Avenue, Hanover Township, was charged with simple assault and harassment. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.


Anthony Masi told police his girlfriend, Feldmann, punched him in the face two or three times, scratched his neck and bit his arm during an argument after arriving home from attending the Pocono 400 NASCAR race on Sunday, according to the criminal complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 24 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.


WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a woman they say filed a false report about a hostage situation on North Meade Street on Saturday.


Simone Serima Jones, 29, of Coal Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with simple assault, harassment and false reports to incriminate another person. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.


Police said Jones called Luzerne County 911 at about 7:46 p.m. Saturday saying a man with a gun was holding a female hostage on North Meade Street.


Officers arrived and found Jones and her ex-boyfriend, Truman Jones, and no gun.


When asked why she reported Truman Jones had a gun, Jones replied, “Because I needed you guys to get here faster,” according to the criminal complaint.


Jones told police she went to the North Meade Street residence to drop her children off at which time she and Truman Jones got into an argument, the complaint says.


Truman Jones told police Jones bit him on his bicep when he tried to get her off his property. Jones stated Truman Jones punched her in the face but police said she had no physical injuries to her, according to the complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 19 before District Judge Martin Kane in Wilkes-Barre.


EDWARDSVILLE — Police in Edwardsville and Kingston charged Leroy Hall Sadler III, 47, of North Thomas Avenue, Kingston, with passing two counterfeit $20 bills to purchase ice cream and kiwi lime soap at two businesses on Saturday.


Sadler was charged with separate counts of forgery and theft. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 total bail.


Authorities allege Sadler used a counterfeit $20 bill to purchase kiwi lime soap at Dollar Tree in Edwardsville, and a counterfeit $20 bill to purchase an ice cream cone at Josie’s Italian Water Ice in Kingston, according to the criminal complaints.


Sadler allegedly told police he was paid with the counterfeit bills after doing a job in Ashley, the complaints say.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 18 before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston.


PITTSTON — City police arrested Edward Tressa, 31, address listed as homeless, on charges he attempted to force his way into a secured laundry room at an apartment building on South Main Street on Sunday.


Tressa was charged with criminal attempt to commit trespass and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.


PITTSTON — City police arrested Thomas Jason Gale, 38, of Hughestown, on charges he was in possession of Oxycodone without a prescription.


Gale was charged with misbrand of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


Police said Gale was found unresponsive in the area of 89 S. Main St. just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday. When Gale awoke, police said he was carrying an Oxycodone tablet in an empty package of Fentanyl, according to the criminal complaint.


HAZLETON — City police arrested Joseph Alexander Krouse, 21, of North Locust Street, Hazleton, on charges he assaulted an ex-girlfriend and her friend on West 14th Street on Sunday.


Krouse was charged with two counts each of simple assault and harassment and a single count of criminal mischief. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.


Police allege Krouse punched his ex-girlfriend several times and struck another woman in the head with a dog gate, according to the criminal complaint.


HARVEYS LAKE — Police charged Roxanne Newell, 32, of Harveys Lake, with simple assault after she allegedly punched and burned her ex-boyfriend with a cigarette during an argument at a residence on Orchard Road on Sunday.


Joshua Williams told police Newell “flipped out” because he changed his Facebook password, according to the criminal complaint.


Newell was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. —Township police reported the following:


• Amanda Hladasz reported on Sunday that someone scratched both sides of her vehicle and caused damage to the front of the vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot of Kohl’s.


• Rashaun Johnson, 33, of Newark, New Jersey, was cited with loitering after police responded to a complaint that he was laying on the sidewalk in front of the entrance doors to the Mirakuya restaurant, 695 Kidder St., on Sunday, and allegedly was uncooperative, police said.


• Wade Thompson reported to police that while he was walking behind the Turkey Hill on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard on Saturday, three unknown individuals approached him and one of them tried to rob him.


Thompson told police a white male in his 20s, wearing a gray tank top and tan shorts, displayed a knife and demanded his wallet. Thompson said he told the male he was not going to give him his wallet and a struggle ensued. The suspect fled in a black older model Ford Ranger. Thompson was not injured and nothing was stolen from him.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 570-208-4635 ext. 870 or by email at crimetips@twp.wilkesbarre.pa.us.


• Leo Bella reported on Saturday that someone damaged six wooden fence posts at his residence on South Walnut Street.


• Sarah Yedlock reported on Saturday that someone stole her purse and iPhone 4 while she was at Gentlemen’s Club 10 on Mundy Street. Estimated value of the theft is $750.


• Store security at Walmart in Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace reported on Friday that an unknown female stole a “Spider Wrap” from a Sony surround sound system and fled the store in a grey Dodge Charger. Value of the stolen item is $99.


• A man was arrested after police found him unresponsive behind the wheel of his running vehicle at Charles and Blackman streets at 2:55 p.m. Saturday. A charge of drunken driving is pending, police said.


• An employee at Rite Aid at Blackman Street Plaza reported on Friday that an unknown female stole $102 worth of merchandise and fled the store in a black pickup truck.


LARKSVILLE — A Marcy Street resident reported on Saturday that while she was at work, someone stole a large black duffle bag which was said to contain multiple pieces of tattooing equipment valued at more than $2,500.


The woman told police she believes that two people — a male and female — had been staying with her overnight. When she left for work, the pair were waiting outside for a ride. When the woman returned home, she discovered the bag missing.


Police spoke with a witness who observed a male and female leave the residence in the afternoon, carrying a large black duffle bag. Police tried to contact the female suspect via telephone, but there was no answer.


An investigation is continuing.


DURYEA — A woman faces charges after police found her sitting on the side of a road with her pants hanging down off her.


Police observed the woman at about 11:38 p.m. Friday, the same time they were being dispatched to Main Street and Coxton Road for a call reporting her there.


Police said the woman was highly intoxicated and disorderly. She claimed her husband kicked her out of his car, but that could not be confirmed, police said. Police said that because the woman was so intoxicated, she refused to pull up her pants and keep them up.


Police took her to a hospital for an evaluation. She faces charges of public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and open lewdness, police said.


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