Police Blotter


WB man accused

in woman’s assault

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Juan Rosario, 21, on charges he assaulted a woman outside his residence on West River Street on Sunday.

Two witnesses saw Rosario punch a woman several times, knocking her unconscious and stomping on her cell phone at about 5:40 p.m., police say.

Rosario then allegedly dragged the woman to a Jeep and drove away with her, passing responding officers. Witnesses alerted officers they passed the people involved in the assault, and the Jeep was stopped near South Main and Academy streets, according to a criminal complaint.

Police said the woman was covered in blood and could not remember being assaulted or how she got into the Jeep. Rosario claimed he was driving the woman to a hospital after she fell, the complaint says.

Rosario was charged with simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned by District Judge James Haggerty in Kingston and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.

Dallas Twp. man accused

of unauthorized use of pickup

DALLAS TWP. — Township police charged James Keethe, 58, with driving a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup without permission Sunday.

Keethe, of Carr Avenue, Dallas Township, told police he borrowed the vehicle to buy cigarettes and went for a ride, according to a criminal complaint.

The owner of the Ford said Keethe did not have permission to drive his truck.

Keethe was arraigned Monday in Luzerne County Central Court on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving with a suspended license. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Cops: Man exposed

himself along road

DALLAS TWP. — Township police charged Michael Glova, 66, with exposing himself while walking along Kunkle Road on April 13.

According to a criminal complaint:

A man traveling on Kunkle Road encountered Glova walking with no shirt and exposing himself. The man took a picture he later showed township police.

Glova, of Goodrich Road, Dallas Township, was charged with open lewdness and disorderly conduct. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 bail.

Gym equipment damaged at King’s

WILKES-BARRE — Security at King’s College reported Friday a group of three to six men entered the Scandlon Gymnasium on North Main Street and damaged equipment on multiple occasions. Security told police the men are not students and not permitted to be inside the gymnasium.

Police said security described the men as black males.

An investigation is ongoing.

Cash stolen from business

WILKES-BARRE — A representative of Peter’s Deli on Blackman Street reported to city police Monday that a window was smashed at the business and cash was stolen. Video surveillance is being retrieved, police said.

Woman allegedly

damaged property

WILKES-BARRE — City police said they cited McKenzie Yackanich, 26, of West River Street, with criminal mischief. She allegedly damaged property inside a West River Street residence during a domestic disturbance Sunday.

Hanover woman charged

in WB domestic dispute

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Kelsey Drozda, 26, of West End Road, Hanover Township, after she allegedly assaulted a family member during a disturbance inside a McLean Street residence about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Drozda was arraigned on charges of simple assault and harassment. She was released on $2,500 unsecured bail.