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HANOVER TWP. – Township police arrested an Ashley man on forgery charges during a traffic stop.

Police said Fallon Doddridge, 26, of Barnes Street, Ashley, was wanted on a felony arrest warrant for forgery and theft by deception. Charges stem from a Nov. 24 incident in which Doddridge allegedly passed counterfeit $20 bills at the Catholic War Veterans Post 274 in Hanover Township.

Doddridge was taken into custody during a traffic stop Friday on Ashley Street in Ashley. He was arraigned before District Judge Mike Dotzel on six counts each of forgery and theft by deception and was transported to Luzerne County Correctional facility after failing to post $5,000 straight cash bail, police said.

WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Township police reported the following:

• Store security for Bon Ton at the Wyoming Valley Mall reported to police that a male fled the store Wednesday afternoon after he stole a leather jacket valued at $150. The male was last seen in the area of Allied Services John Heinz Rehab hospital on Mundy Street but he could not be located.

WILKES-BARRE – A 32-year-old man told police on Wednesday that someone stole a Taurus .45-caliber pistol from his residence in the 100 block of Matson Avenue.

LUZERNE COUNTY – The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement District Office No. 2 in Wilkes-Barre reported the following liquor law violations:

• Prestigio Restaurant, 40 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton, was cited with failing to comply with an order from an administrative law judge mandating responsible alcohol management training and failing to maintain complete and truthful records covering business operations of a minimum of two years, police said.

• Fat Kats LLC, doing business as Mulligan's Irish Pub, Midtown Village, 41 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, was cited with using or permitting use of a loudspeaker whereby sound could be heard beyond the licensee's property line, police said.

Charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who can impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. The judge can also impose a license suspension or revocation of the liquor license and mandate training.

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