Man accused of stealing $1K in merchandise from local Kohl’s


WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A Scranton man allegedly stole $1,017 in merchandise from the Kohl’s store on Wednesday afternoon.

Jose Melecio, 28, is accused of taking jewelry, three wallets and several perfumes. Police say he fled in a silver Honda, but he was stopped on nearby Highland Park Boulevard and taken into custody.

Melecio is now facing a felony count of retail theft.

He was arraigned and then jailed for lack of $10,000 bail.