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Woman killed in Wyoming County crash

TUNKHANNOCK TWP. — A woman from Tunkhannock was killed as a result of a two-vehicle crash on state Route 6 near Phils Lane Tuesday morning. State police at Tunkhannock identified the woman as 60-year-old Karen Sands. State police said William Patrick Brady, 57, of Tunkhannock, was traveling east on Route 6 when he crossed into […]

Comments - 1:23 pm

Scranton man arraigned on bad check charge

DALLAS TWP. — A Scranton man was arraigned Wednesday on charges he issued a check from a closed account to purchase a pressure washer, his fourth similar offense. Township police alleged Anthony Fazio, 40, of Linden Street, wrote a check for $392.19 to purchase a pressure washer from Pro Hardware on Memorial Highway on Oct. […]

Comments - 10:10 am

Police: Parole violator, weapons found inside Berwick residence

BERWICK — Police and the U.S. Marshals apprehended a man wanted for violating parole and allegedly discovered illegal drugs and firearms inside his residence on Thursday. Police said Charles Townsend, 36, was located at 1611 W. Front St. where a loaded handgun, crystal methamphetamine, heroin, prescription medications, marijuana, drug packaging materials and cash were allegedly […]

Comments - 11:57 am

Hazleton police capture man wanted in New York

HAZLETON — A man wanted on grand larceny charges in New York City was captured at a West Oak Street residence Monday. Hector Gonzalez Talavera, 32, of Brooklyn, New York, was arrested without incident at 419 W. Oak St. just before 8:30 p.m. An arrest warrant was issued for Gonzalez Talavera on Friday by the […]

Comments - 1:50 pm - updated: 11:35 pm.

Police: Alarms stymied two burglaries, but not a third

Activated burglar alarms at two homes scared away two suspects, but they were later successful in stealing items from another residence that had no alarm, according to court records. Erik Bruno, 46, of Mount Lookout Park, Exeter, was arraigned Tuesday for his alleged role in attempted burglaries at houses in Dallas and Kingston townships plus […]

Comments - 1:46 pm - updated: 6:36 pm.

Nanticoke man charged with fleeing police on newly constructed highway

HANOVER TWP. — Township police arrested Darek A. Eichhorn, 19, of Nanticoke, on charges he attempted to elude police during a pursuit when he was spotted on a newly constructed highway not open to the public on Sunday. Police allege Eichhorn was traveling in a construction zone that is prohibited to public traffic near state […]

Comments - 11:55 am

Police: Homeless man steals casino slot credits

PLAINS TWP. — State police Bureau of Gaming Enforcement charged Robert J. Matlock, 41, with theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly cashed out slot credits that belonged to another patron inside the Mohegan Sun Casino on Friday. A woman playing a slot machine had $210 in credits when she was distracted by her […]

Comments - 11:48 am

Police: Man assaults woman for refusing to let him smoke

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Alshanti Ewings, 40, of Wood Street, Wilkes-Barre, on charges he assaulted a woman who would not allow him to smoke or drink inside the residence on Saturday. The woman told police she arrived home with her 12-year-old daughter who was treated at Hershey Medical Center for asthma. Due to the […]

Comments - 11:46 am - updated: 11:47 am.

Allegedly drunk driver nearly crashes into Hazleton police chief’s vehicle

HAZLETON – An allegedly drunk driver nearly drove head-on into an unmarked police vehicle driven by police Chief Jerry Speziale early Saturday morning, according to a police report. Charges are pending against Silvino Matos Rodrigues, 48. According to a police report: Speziale was in an unmarked vehicle on Church Street at approximately 2:15 a.m. Saturday […]

Comments - 8:27 pm - updated: 8:29 pm.

Pregnant woman flees from WB wreck

WILKES-BARRE — A 28-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle reportedly driven by a pregnant woman who sped away Wednesday, police said. Police said the victim was struck by a vehicle at Hazle Street and South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard at about 8:30 a.m. The driver of the skip vehicle, described as a white pregnant woman, stopped […]

Comments - 9:14 pm - updated: 9:16 pm.

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