CRIME
Police: Man tried to pull officer’s gun during arrest at Sherman Hills

WILKES-BARRE — A man taken into custody after a fight at Sherman Hills early Tuesday morning grabbed onto an officer’s gun and attempted to unholster it, police said. Kirshawn Bowe, 26, of Chambersburg, was arrested after he allegedly punched a 22-year-old woman in the face, causing a cut and some swelling, police said. While cuffed, […]

Comments - 8:47 am - updated: 8:55 am.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Wilkes-Barre; watch, keys among stolen items

WILKES-BARRE — A man was robbed at gunpoint just before midnight Monday on Sullivan Street, police said Tuesday. The thief threatened the victim, 28, with a pistol and made off with an Apple Watch, $60 and keys to the victim’s vehicle, according to police. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a white […]

Comments - 8:39 am - updated: 8:54 am.

Woman arrested in stabbing allegedly yelled: ‘I want you to die’

WILKES-BARRE — A woman is in custody after she allegedly stabbed a man multiple times Sunday night while yelling that she wanted him to die. Marissa Toloczko, 32, of Wilkes-Barre, faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, according to city police. Officers were dispatched just before 5 p.m. to […]

Comments - 12:07 am

Police in Hazleton searching for assault suspect

HAZLETON — Police are searching for a man who is accused of assaulting and injuring another man. Police said officers were dispatched to the rear parking lot in the area of 554 W. Broad St. for a report a male bleeding from the head. Police identified Burt Peltz, no age given, of West Hazleton, as […]

Comments - 11:35 am - updated: 9:10 pm.

Police: Rooming house raid turns up laced heroin, cash, weapons

WILKES-BARRE — The raid of a rooming house on North Main Street on Saturday was the result of area law enforcement agencies working together to address a recent influx of fentanyl- and carfentanil-laced heroin that has recently made its way into the area. The raid, which was preceded by an arrest, was the next step […]

Comments - 10:42 pm - updated: 10:50 pm.

Police: Woman walked into a residence, fell asleep on recliner

WILKES-BARRE — A woman is facing charges after she walked into a residence and fell fast asleep in a recliner A resident on North Pennsylvania Avenue reported at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday that Angela Thomas, 43, of Luzerne, walked into her home and fell asleep on a recliner. Police said Thomas entered the residence via an […]

Comments - 1:51 pm

Armed robbery reported at Dunkin Donuts in West Pittston on Wednesday

WEST PITTSTON — Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery at the Dunkin Donuts that occurred on Wednesday. Police said that at approximately 5:24 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the restaurant on Wyoming Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. The suspect was armed with a knife, and managed to get […]

Comments - 11:29 am - updated: 1:03 pm.

Police: Shots fired into Wilkes-Barre residence late Sunday night

WILKES-BARRE — Shots were fired into a residence on Dana Street late Sunday night, according to police. Officers were dispatched to the residence at 11:53 p.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. Police said that upon arrival, officers discovered that the house had been struck by gunfire. The police report indicated that no injuries […]

Comments - 7:45 am

Suspect arrested after pursuit from Hazleton into Schuylkill County

HAZLETON — A Hazleton man was arrested at about 6 a.m. on Saturday after he allegedly stole over $500 in goods from Giant Supermarket on South Locust Street. According to police, Joel Castillo-Pena, driving a Ford Explorer, fled the scene with two other suspects. Castillo-Pena broke numerous vehicle and traffic laws during the pursuit, almost […]

Comments - 10:33 pm

Police investigating shots fired in Wilkes-Barre neighborhood

WILKES-BARRE — Police responded at about 2 p.m. on Saturday to a report of gun shots in the area of South Grant Street. Witnesses said and video confirmed that two males began shooting and bullets struck a residence before the suspects fled the area, police said. No one was injured, according to police. The incident […]

Comments - 10:31 pm

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