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Police investigate stabbing in W-B Twp. Police Blotter


February 20. 2013 12:33AM
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WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Township police are investigating a stabbing at a Company Row home Wednesday evening.


Police Detective Capt. Will Clark said a man was stabbed during an argument at 6 Company Row. Company Row is a small street adjacent to the former Valley Lumber (previously Wickes Lumber) on Blackman Street.


Police and EMS were dispatched to the scene just after 5:30 p.m.


Clark said at the scene that police were trying to ascertain what happened and the whereabouts of the individual who did the stabbing.


Trans-Med Ambulance personnel accompanied the victim as he walked from the house to the ambulance and climbed inside before he was taken to a hospital. Clark said the victim's injury was not life-threatening.


Additional information was unavailable.


PLAINS TWP. – Police reported the following:


An intoxicated man who apparently wanted to get warm inside what he thought was the house of his boss caused a disturbance at a residence on North Main Street early Saturday morning. Tyler Champi of Duryea knocked on the door of the residence, but the person at home did not know him. Police responded to the residence at 4:24 a.m. and found Champi.


Charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness will be filed against Champi, police said.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Police reported the following:


• Alan Pugh, 26, of Dallas, was charged with public drunkenness Tuesday. Police alleged Pugh was intoxicated inside the Walmart Supercenter in the Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace around 5:20 a.m.


• Bernice Casterline reported around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday her blue 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen from Center Street, where it was parked.


PLAINS TWP. – The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited Cocktails East Inc., doing business as the Twist, on state Route 315 for an alleged liquor code violation. The license holder had fortified, adulterated or contaminated liquor on Nov. 13 of last year, state police said.


The charge will be brought before an administrative law judge who can impose monetary penalties, suspend or revoke a license.


HANOVER TWP. – Police said they charged Robert J. Bachman Jr., 22, of Ashley, with two counts of driving under the influence and a single count of careless driving in connection with a crash.


Township police said Bachman struck and severed a utility pole on Front Street on Dec. 13.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 5 before District Judge Joseph Halesey.


PLAINS TWP. – Police said they charged Jonnice Zoe Durham, 22, of Wilkes-Barre, with two counts of driving under the influence, and one count each of driving with a suspended license, speeding and careless driving in connection with a crash.


State police at Wyoming said Durham lost control of her 2003 Kia while traveling north on Interstate 81 at about 2 a.m. Nov. 28. Durham's vehicle spun into the median and rolled onto its roof, state police said.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 15 before District Judge Diana Malast.


PLAINS TWP. – Township police said they cited Laurissa Davis, 18, Sherry Rizzo, 28, Davis Wickham, 24, and a juvenile, all from Plains Township, Deschene Donova, 21, of Monroe Township, and a juvenile from Wilkes-Barre with disorderly conduct after investigating a disturbance at 143 Hollenback St. at 2 p.m. on Dec. 23.


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


• Michael Carmelo, 24, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with retail theft.


Police allege Carmelo stole $393 worth of merchandise from Target on Dec. 17.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 30 before District Judge Michael Dotzel.


• Joann Eipper, 49, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing $66 worth of merchandise from Kohls on Dec. 1.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 16 before District Judge Michael Dotzel.


• Russell A. Carpenella, 19, of Hanover Township, was charged with possession of marijuana.


Police allege Carpenella was found with marijuana in the rear of the Pine Mall on Kidder Street on Nov. 22.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 16 before District Judge Michael Dotzel.


• Krystal Craig, 25, of Plymouth, was charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing $515 worth of merchandise from Old Navy on Dec. 6.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 23 before District Judge Michael Dotzel.


KINGSTON TWP. – Lisa M. Satkowski, 37, of Memorial Highway, Trucksville, was charged when she allegedly bumped a police officer investigating an assault at her residence early Tuesday morning.


Satkowski was charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. She was jailed at the county prison for lack of $10,000 bail.


Police said they were investigating an assault involving a 17-year-old boy who suffered a bloody face at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Satkowski screamed and bumped an officer when she became upset at the boy taking belongings to a hospital, according to the criminal complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 10.


HAZLETON – Jeremy Rivera, 23, of the Bronx, was charged Monday with stealing a vehicle.


Rivera was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and driving without a license. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $40,000 bail.


City police allege Rivera stole a 2000 Audi that was idling in front of a residence on West First Street at about 11:50 p.m. Monday, according to the criminal complaint. Rivera was stopped driving the vehicle by West Hazleton police.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 9.




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