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EDWARDSVILLE — A man was arraigned Tuesday on charges he stole an all-terrain vehicle from private property.

Jared Hospodar, 19, of Franklin Street, Edwardsville, was charged by Courtdale and Edwardsville police with theft, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, child endangerment and corruption of minors. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Courtdale police allege Hospodar climbed a fence at Jacks Auto on Courtdale Avenue and stole a 2000 Honda ATV on Sunday. Edwardsville police recovered the ATV that was hidden in woods on Monday, according to the criminal complaint.

A male juvenile was petitioned to Luzerne County Juvenile Court for his alleged role in the ATV theft, police said in the complaint.

HANOVER TWP. — State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported the following:

• Melynda A. Reese, doing business as Rob’s Pub, 232-234 Nesbitt St., Larksville, was recently cited with furnishing alcohol to minors, failing to clean dispensing system at least once every seven days, permitting smoking in a public place and refilled liquor bottles.

• CJ’s Pizza & Subs, 54 Spring St., Wilkes-Barre, was recently cited with failing to clean dispensing system at least once every seven days and serving malt or brewed beverages from a dispensing apparatus that was not identified with a trade name.

• Bruzers Inc., doing business as Brewzers, 3159 Lower Demunds Road, Dallas Township, was recently cited with permitting smoking in a public place.

• Anna Marie Davis, 338-340 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, was recently cited with identifying Keystone Light Beer with a tap labeled Miller Lite Beer, and permitting smoking in a public place.

HAZLETON — City police reported the following:

• Police said they cited a male juvenile with criminal mischief and curfew violation after he allegedly spray-painted graffiti on a building on East Spruce Street early Tuesday morning. A second male juvenile eluded capture.

• Police said they cited Michael Voyda, 50, of Hazleton, with criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged a vehicle in the area of Second and Alter streets Monday night.

• Safeguard Properties reported Monday copper pipe, a hot water heater and a furnace were stolen from a house in the 100 block of West Noble Street during the last six months.

• Police charged Kevin Adams, 48, of Hazleton, with simple assault and harassment after investigating a disturbance involving Ann Farnish at 9:50 p.m. Monday. Adams was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

WILKES-BARRE — Donald Fedderman reported Monday a 24 feet Fiberglass ladder was stolen from 415 Blackman St.

HANOVER TWP. — Township police say three men assaulted and robbed a woman in the area of West Division Street and Lee Park Avenue late Sunday night.

The woman told police she left a friend’s house at about 11 p.m. when three men came out of nowhere and attacked her. She said she was knocked to the ground after being struck in the face.

A pack of Sonoma cigarettes and a lighter was taken from the woman’s pockets, police said.

The woman described her attackers as two dark-skinned men, one wearing a dark-colored T-shirt and the other wearing a light-colored T-shirt. The third suspect was described as a Hispanic male wearing a dark-colored T-shirt with the word “Scar Face” down the side. All three men wore blue jeans and are believed to be 17 and 18 years in age.

The men were believed to be scared away by an older man walking a dog in the area.

Anyone with information about the assault and robbery is asked to call Hanover Township police at 825-1254.

NEW YORK CITY — Two Hazleton men were arrested when federal authorities discovered a large amount of heroin worth $8 million inside a New York City apartment last week.

Bladimar Ramirez-Ramirez, 27, of West First Street, Adalberto Cotts-Perez, 35, of Carson Street, both of Hazleton, and Carlos Castillo, 48, of Manhattan, were arrested during a traffic stop while traveling in an Acura that had a Pennsylvania license plate Wednesday night.

According to a news release from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, federal and New York City authorities conducting surveillance of a Bronx apartment allegedly being used to package heroin spotted three men leaving the apartment carrying a weighted down bag. They drove away in an Acura that was later stopped.

The news release says the bag contained $130,000.

A search warrant was served at the apartment that led to the alleged discovery of 24 pounds of heroin worth $8 million and equipment used to package heroin, the news release says.

Ramirez-Ramirez, Cotts-Perez and Castillo are charged with possession of a controlled substance in New York City.

KINGSTON — Police arrested a woman they allege stole fake eye lashes and makeup from CVS Pharmacy, Market Street, on Friday.

Cassandra Anne Hayes, 23, of Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, was charged with three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and a single count of retail theft. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.

Police allege Hayes stole eye lashes and make-up valued at $19 from the pharmacy. When she was arrested near Wyoming Avenue, police said they allegedly found syringes and a marijuana pipe inside her purse, according to the criminal complaint.

WEST PITTSTON — A Wilkes-Barre man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Robert B. Brody, 41, address unknown, was arraigned Saturday on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.

Police said Brody was detained after he was found intoxicated and stumbling on Salem Street at about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Brody kneed an officer in the groin and yelled obscenities in public, according to the criminal complaint.

WILKES-BARRE — Police said Monday copper pipes were stolen during a burglary at a house in the 200 block of Wyoming Street.

A green Huffy bicycle was found in the yard, but it is unknown if it was left by the suspect.

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