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February 18. 2013 12:24PM
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WILKES-BARRE ‚?? City police continue to investigate a stabbing Wednesday at a residence on Coal Street.
Detective Brent Sevison on Thursday said police are waiting to have a longer interview with the victim.
A man who was taken into custody Wednesday was released, said Sevison.
The name of the male victim and the man who was released were not available, said Sevison.
The stabbing occurred at 243 Coal St. shortly 4 p.m. and the victim was located a short time later with multiple stab wounds in a vehicle in the parking lot of Chacko‚??s Family Bowling Center on North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard.
The victim was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center for emergency surgery.
HANOVER TWP. ‚?? A former employee of Allan Industries was charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the business, police said.
Police said James Adelson, 37, of Swoyersville, took the money between September 2010 and February 2011.
He was arrested Tuesday on charges of felony theft by deception and forgery. Adelson was arraigned by District Justice Joseph Halesey and released on $10,000 bail.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 10. before Halesey.
PLAINS TWP. ‚?? William Charles, 48, of Sterling Avenue, Dallas, was arraigned Thursday in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on charges he trespassed at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino.
Police allege Charles was found on casino property at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, several weeks after he was ordered by a district judge not to go onto casino property, according to the criminal complaint.
Police said in the complaint they found a syringe on Charles.
Charles was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Tuesday before District Judge Diana Malast.
WILKES-BARRE ‚?? City police reported the following:
‚?Ę Officers responded to a bomb threat at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry building at 47 S. Washington St. at 4:25 p.m. Thursday.
A bomb-sniffing dog from the Luzerne County Sheriff‚??s Department found no evidence of explosives.
‚?Ę Ruthann Publik, no age or address provided, was issued a citation for retail theft on Thursday after Boscov‚??s loss prevention said she placed a box of Reebok sneakers worth approximately $55 in a shopping and left the store without paying for the merchandise.
Police, store loss-prevention personnel and a county deputy sheriff apprehended Publik on Public Square. She was taken into custody, cited and released.
HANOVER TWP. ‚?? Andrea Kotulski of Hanover Village reported Wednesday her apartment had been burglarized.
She told police she found her front door had been kicked in and her residence was entered.
Police are investigating the incident.


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