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Allegedly drunk driver nearly crashes into Hazleton police chief’s vehicle

HAZLETON – An allegedly drunk driver nearly drove head-on into an unmarked police vehicle driven by police Chief Jerry Speziale early Saturday morning, according to a police report. Charges are pending against Silvino Matos Rodrigues, 48. According to a police report: Speziale was in an unmarked vehicle on Church Street at approximately 2:15 a.m. Saturday […]

Comments - 8:27 pm - updated: 8:29 pm.

Pregnant woman flees from WB wreck

WILKES-BARRE — A 28-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle reportedly driven by a pregnant woman who sped away Wednesday, police said. Police said the victim was struck by a vehicle at Hazle Street and South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard at about 8:30 a.m. The driver of the skip vehicle, described as a white pregnant woman, stopped […]

Comments - 9:14 pm - updated: 9:16 pm.

Cops: Wilkes-Barre man exposed himself

WILKES-BARRE — City police cited Robert Grant, 35, of Wilkes-Barre, with disorderly conduct after he allegedly exposed himself and urinated while walking in the middle of East Hollenback Avenue and Madison Street at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday. https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_crime-scene-police-lights-28-3.jpg

Comments - 8:04 am - updated: 9:15 pm.

Woman charged after allegedly kicking officer at Sherman Hills

WILKES-BARRE – A woman was arrested on charges she kicked a police officer investigating a domestic disturbance in the Sherman Hills apartment complex Wednesday night. Cherrilyn S. Upsher, 22, of North Empire Court, was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township on charges of simple assault, resisting arrest and harassment. She was jailed […]

Comments - 3:36 pm

Police: Two apprehended on warrants, drugs found during traffic stop

KINGSTON – Police apprehended two people on arrest warrants and allegedly found illegal drugs inside a vehicle during a traffic stop early Thursday morning. Police said they stopped a Chevrolet Aveo for an inoperable brake light on Wyoming Avenue at about 1 a.m. The driver, identified as Tracey Eugene Harvey, 27, of Harveys Lake, told […]

Comments - 3:30 pm

Police: Sweet Valley man runs through swamp to avoid capture

DALLAS — An unruly and intoxicated Sweet Valley man attempted to escape police by running through a swamp along Memorial Highway on Saturday, according to court records. Bradley Cease Jr., 27, was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre on two counts of disorderly conduct and one count each of resisting arrest, public drunkenness […]

Comments - 11:54 am

Hanover Township juvenile allegedly raped other children

HANOVER TWP. — A Hanover Township teen was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with several younger children. Hanover Township Police say they conducted an investigation into allegations that a 14-year-old male had inappropriate sexual contact with the children over the past few years. When the investigation concluded, Hanover Township Police and the […]

Comments - 10:33 am - updated: 2:26 pm.

Police: Man asked to leave McDonald’s tips over garbage can, smashing it

WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for a man who they say smashed a McDonald’s garbage can. Officers were called at around 3:30 p.m. Monday to the McDonald’s on East Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre, for reports of a disorderly male. The restaurant’s manager told police that a white male had been sleeping inside the business and was […]

Comments - 9:47 am

Wilkes-Barre police: Man defecates outside business, smears waste on door handles

WILKES-BARRE — Police are searching for a man they say defecated outside of a business before smearing the waste on the door handles. The 55-year-old owner of the business, on South Washington Street, called police Monday to report recording the incident on his surveillance camera. The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Police say […]

Comments - 8:50 am - updated: 2:49 pm.

Police: man defecates outside business, smears waste on door handles

WILKES-BARRE — Police are searching for a man that they say defecated outside of a business before smearing the waste on the door handles. The 55-year-old owner of the South Washington Street business called police Monday to report recording the incident on his surveillance camera. The incident occurred at around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Police […]

Comments - 5:15 pm

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