PLAINS TWP. – Police early Thursday morning responded to 6 Warner St. for a report of a protection from abuse violation.
Larissa Goldstein reported she had an active PFA against Joseph Fortune of Wilkes-Barre and he returned to her residence and entered the house around 4:15 a.m. Fortune was arrested and taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following:
• Ramon Navedo-Rodriguez, of Susquehanna Street, reported Friday his white 2008 Ford Mustang, Pennsylvania license plate HPP-3245, was missing from the area of 251 S. Hancock St.
• While walking near railroad tracks along Pennsylvania Avenue near Chestnut Street at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was approached by another man who pulled a knife on him and demanded money. The victim kicked the suspect in the stomach and ran, and the suspect tried to follow the victim on a bike, police said.
The suspect is described as a thin, white male wearing a light blue T-shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect should call police at 826-8111.
SUGAR NOTCH – Ammunition left in the SUV of a hunter exploded as police and fire investigated and fought a vehicle fire on Friday.
Borough police responded to a report of a vehicle fire on a wooded trail on Earth Conservancy Land between Evergreen and Chestnut streets just after 4 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, police found a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer fully engulfed, with flames spreading to nearby trees and brush.
The vehicle operator, Francis Paul Lecitshon Jr., of Plains Township, told police he and his passenger, William A. Lecitshon Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, were driving on the trail en route to go target shooting on the Earth Conservancy Land when their four wheel drive failed to engage. He then noticed flames.
The men got out of the vehicle and grabbed their rifles and two ammunition cans. But the occupants were unable to remove all of the ammunition and it was exploding while police were investigating and the Sugar Notch Fire Department battled the fire, police said.
RJ's Towing towed the vehicle after the fire was extinguished.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Township police reported the following:
• Joanna Lake reported to police just before 9 p.m. Thursday that she lost a diamond earring with an estimated value of $1,800 while she was in the Walmart Supercenter at Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace.
• Kaitlyn Cleary reported to police just before 11 a.m. Friday that someone had stolen $150 in cash from her pocket while she was shopping at the Walmart Supercenter at Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace.