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PLAINS TWP. — State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement said it recently cited Bar Louie, 1280 state Route 315, with furnishing or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor.


DUNMORE — State police at Dunmore on Tuesday arrested Sean M. Vought, 38, of Dunmore, in connection with numerous home burglaries on Spring Drive, Ransom Township; Keystone Road, Clifton Township; Humphrey Road, Glenburn Township; O’Hara Road, Springbrook Township, and Quicktown Road, Madison Township from Dec. 22 to Jan. 3.


Vought was charged with five counts of receiving stolen property, four counts each of theft and criminal mischief, and one count each of burglary and criminal conspiracy.


He was jailed at the Lackawanna County Prison for lack of $100,000 bail.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• A woman ran out a rear door at Family Dollar, Carey Avenue, after store employees confronted her about stealing items.


• Police confiscated a counterfeit $10 bill after a woman said she received the bill as change from a retail store. When she tried to use the $10 bill at another store, she was advised it was counterfeit.


NANTICOKE — City police arrested David John Cardell, 41, of Matson Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, on charges he assaulted his girlfriend, Lee Ann Telesky, inside her residence Tuesday night into Wednesday.


Cardell was charged with simple assault, harassment and false imprisonment. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A West Hazleton man was arraigned Wednesday on charges he was involved in a fight inside the Wyoming Valley Mall last month.


Wilfredo Rafael Taveras-Vargas, 22, of Monroe Avenue, was charged by township police with simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $15,000 bail.


Township police allege Taveras-Vargas and another person fought with two women inside the mall on Marcy 15. One of the women was holding an infant when she was punched, according to the criminal complaint.


HAZLETON — More than 600 heroin packets and four bags of cocaine were seized from two men who were arrested by city police late Tuesday.


Harry George Vega, 24, of Peace Street, Hazleton, and Edgar Velazquez-Polidura, 28, of Reading, arraigned Wednesday on multiple drug trafficking offenses. They were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail each.


Police allege Vega sold two bricks of heroin (about 100 packets) on March 19 and March 25 in Hazleton.


When police arrested the two men, Vega was allegedly in possession of 390 heroin packets, two small bags of cocaine and three Oxycodone tablets. Velazquez-Polidura was allegedly in possession of 238 heroin packets, two small bags of cocaine and three Oxycodone tablets when he was arrested, according to the criminal complaints.


CONYNGHAM TWP. — A second man was arrested on charges he participated with another man in burglarizing a residence in Wapwallopen last month.


Collin Edward Kaye, 25, of Berwick, was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston on charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail.


Robert Glendon Killian, 28, of Berwick, was arraigned Monday by District Judge John Hasay in Shickshinny on the same charges and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.


State police at Shickshinny allege Kaye and Killian forced their way into a residence on Hollow Road and stole jewelry, cameras and a television on March 21, according to the criminal complaint.


A security camera captured two men on the front porch, state police said.


State police said Killian sold the stolen jewelry at a gold store in Kingston, the complaint says.


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