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February 16. 2013 10:21PM


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HANOVER TWP. -- A Wilkes-Barre man was arrested Tuesday on charges he was peddling heroin in Wilkes-Barre including the area of King's College, according to a news release from Hanover Township police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force.


Emanuel M. Talbert, 25, of West Chestnut Street, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and a single count of possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township and jailed at the county prison for lack of $50,000 bail.


Authorities allege Talbert delivered heroin in Wilkes-Barre and within 1,000 feet of King's College, according to the news release.


NANTICOKE – A homeless woman was arrested on charges she threatened a 14-year-old girl and assaulted two police officers.


Jill A. Harris, 41, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and resisting arrest, three counts of disorderly conduct, and one count each of harassment and public drunkenness. She was jailed at the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail.


According to the criminal complaint:


A group of teenagers were hanging out at Patriot Square Sunday night when Harris began yelling obscenities. When the teenagers ignored Harris, she became more upset and started a fight with a teen girl.


Police said they observed Harris yelling obscenities and poking her finger in a teen girl's chest.


Harris struggled with officers when she was arrested and spat in an officer's face when she was placed in a holding cell, the complaint says.


EDWARDSVILLE – Timothy Patrick Noon, 52, of Warden Drive, Dallas, was arrested Monday on charges he used a ladder to access an occupied residence on Jackson Street.


Noon was charged with criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at night and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail.


WILKES-BARRE – Sarah Kahill of Monroe Street told police two men robbed her just after 1 p.m. Wednesday on Race Street.


Kahill said one was a black male about 5-foot-8, medium build and appeared to be in his late 30s wearing a white shirt and cargo pants; the other man was white, 5-foot-5, small build in his late 20s, wearing a white baseball hat, blue cargo pants and a multicolored shirt.


Kahill told police the two men stopped her and told her to hand over all her money. She said they took a black nylon backpack from her that contained cash, an iPhone and a carton of cigarettes. She said the black male appeared to be holding a black handgun.


WILKES-BARRE – Wilkes-Barre police reported the following:


•Leonard Alba of Sullivan Street said someone damaged two vehicles parked near his house between midnight and 9 a.m. Tuesday.


Alba said the rear tire of a vehicle parked in his driveway was cut and the hood and windshield of another vehicle parked in front of his house were damaged, apparently by rocks.


• Someone removed a handrail near the Millennium Circle at the River Common on North River Street, police said Tuesday.


WEST PITTSTON – A man charged with rummaging through vehicles left his identification card in one of the cars.


Charles Bach Shaffer III, 24, of Cliff Street, Pittston, is charged with two counts each with theft from a vehicle, receiving stolen property and loitering and prowling at night, and one count each of criminal attempt to commit theft and disorderly conduct. The charges were filed with District Judge Joseph Carmody and mailed to Shaffer on Wednesday.


According to the criminal complaint:


Police investigated a fight involving several people in the area of Parke Street just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 25. Police learned two men chased a man, identified as Shaffer, after someone ransacked vehicles on Elm Street.


Shaffer told police he left a tavern on Exeter Avenue and was walking home when he was assaulted by two men.


Police said in the complaint that Shaffer's identification card was found on the floor of a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta on Elm Street.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Sept. 26.




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