Police Blotter

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State inmate allegedly

threw urine at guard

JACKSON TWP. — An inmate was arraigned Monday on charges he threw urine at a guard while he was housed at the Dallas state prison in November.

Donte Morrison, 23, currently lodged at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, was charged by state police at Wyoming with aggravated assault and aggravated assault by a prisoner.

Morrison extended his arm through a cell door and threw urine that struck a correctional officer in the head, face and body on Nov. 12, 2017, according to a criminal complaint.

State police said the incident was recorded on a surveillance camera.

Court records say Morrison is serving a state prison sentence on a robbery conviction in Philadelphia County.

Morrison was arraigned in Luzerne County Central Court. Bail was set at $25,000.

Homeless man accused

of pulling fire alarm

EDWARDSVILLE — Randy Joseph Yost, 31, allegedly pulled a fire alarm at Olympia Apartments on Roosevelt Street on Monday night.

Police said there was no emergency when Yost pulled the alarm at about 9:30 p.m., causing multiple apartments to be evacuated.

Yost, who is listed as homeless in court records, was allegedly in possession of a pipe with marijuana residue when arrested.

He was arraigned Tuesday in Luzerne County Central Court on charges of false alarms to a public safety agency, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the county lockup for lack of $5,000 bail.

Police: Man refused to stop

smoking marijuana cigarette

WILKES-BARRE — City police said they arrested Dwight Johnson, 28, of Wilkes-Barre, while investigating a domestic dispute at the Sherman Hills Apartment complex at about 7:26 p.m. Monday.

Police said Johnson refused to stop smoking a marijuana cigarette.

Johnson was detained and turned over to state troopers at Fern Ridge on a warrant.

Cash, gun stolen from business

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The owner of John’s Auto Body, Anderson Street, reported cash and a handgun were stolen during a burglary at the business between 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Theft at Kohl’s

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Security at Kohl’s, Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, reported Friday that an unknown man stole $248 of athletic apparel.

Rental truck missing

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — An employee at U-Haul, Mundy Street, reported Friday that a 2017 Ford cargo van was rented to an individual March 3 and has not been returned since.

Taverns cited by LCE

HANOVER TWP. — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement recently cited the following licensed taverns for alleged infractions:

• Club Partners Ventures Inc., 2859 Route 309, Dallas Township; furnishing or permitting sale of alcohol to a minor.

• Kern Brothers, 65 Dallas Shopping Center, Dallas; furnishing or permitting sale of alcohol to a minor.

• Arrow Beer Distributing Company, 915 Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre Township; furnishing or permitting sale of alcohol to a minor.

• Laflin Distributing LLC, 1600 Route 315, Laflin; failing to have board-approved manager complete Responsible Alcohol Management Program.

• The American Legion Ashley Post 673 Inc., 121-123 N. Main St., Ashley; permitting or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.

• Chuligans Inc., 396 E. Washington St., Nanticoke; failing to maintain malt or brewed beverage dispensing system cleaning records, permitting or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries, and having fortified or contaminated liquor.

• Slyszs Cafe, 811 Main St., Avoca; permitting smoking in a public place where smoking is prohibited.

• JD Bar Restaurant Inc., 400 Ridge St., Freeland; failing to have board-approved manager complete Responsible Alcohol Management Program.

• Jeffrey J. Bankovich, 39 Allen St., West Nanticoke, Plymouth Township; issuing bad checks for liquor purchases.

• Kester’s Cafe, 621 Miller St., Luzerne; permitting or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.

• JJE Murphy LLC, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville; permitting or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.

• Ray’s Place, 208 E. Luzerne Ave., Larksville; permitting or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.

• Plymouth Aerie 546 Fraternal Order of Eagles, 145-147 E. Main St., Plymouth; permitting or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.

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