HANOVER TWP. – Police charged Dennis Gliddon, 19, of Oxford Street, with theft, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence and obstruction Saturday after he allegedly took an iPod Touch from a juvenile on West Division Street.
Police said Gliddon was detained and taken to police headquarters, where he allegedly tried to conceal the music player. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 4 before District Judge Joseph Halesey, Hanover Township.
• Charles Molecavage said someone tried to enter a residence on David Road sometime Thursday or Friday, damaging a lock and leaving pry marks behind. Police said no entry was made into the residence.
• Anna Hammon said someone entered her home on Knox Street and stole two handguns and pieces of jewelry sometime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday. Police said the door to the home was not locked and no signs of forced entry were observed. Investigation is continuing, police said.
HANOVER TWP. – Patricia Hicks of Nanticoke reported Saturday her purse was stolen at the Salvation Army store on the Sans Souci Parkway. Hicks told police she placed the purse down while shopping around 4:30 p.m., later realized what she did and discovered it was gone. The purse contained cash and personal identification cards.
HAZLETON – Police Sunday issued a citation against Jose E. Colon, 40, of South Locust Street after responding to a report of drunken man causing a disturbance on South Locust Street around 6:55 a.m. Colon was taken into custody, cited for public drunkenness and released to his family, police said.
WILKES-BARRE – Police on Sunday said citations were issued against Jesse Clougher after they saw him throwing objects at pedestrians in the area of 131 N. Main St. around 1 a.m.
Clougher was intoxicated and under the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages, police said. He was taken to police headquarters and held until sober, police said.
WILKES-BARRE – Michael Persing of Sambourne Street was charged with assault Sunday after he struck his mother in the face during a domestic dispute, police said.
She suffered moderate injury in the assault that occurred around 1:45 a.m., police said. Persing was found hiding on a rear porch several houses away, police said. He was taken into custody, held for arraignment and later committed to the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail, police said.