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WILKES-BARRE — A woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted a neighbor, left, returned to the neighbor’s apartment and used her oxygen tank to ram in the neighbor’s door and window.

Police say Yolanda Hurley, 35, of Sherman Hills, formerly of Philadelphia, got into an argument with her neighbor on North Empire Court at Sherman Hills late Wednesday afternoon because the neighbor accused Hurley’s son of stealing items out of their apartment Tuesday.

Police say Hurley forced her way into the victim’s apartment and began to assault her.

Hurley eventually left, but she returned later and attempted to break into the apartment by smashing her oxygen tank into the door, police said, adding that the attempted break-in damaged the door, door frame and hinges.

When Hurley couldn’t get into the apartment, she went outside the building and smashed the window of the victim’s apartment with the oxygen tank, police allege.

The victim sustained injuries to her face, chest and neck.

Hurley was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment. She was arraigned Thursday morning by District Judge Joseph Carmody in West Pittston and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.

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