Police: Woman charged in WB stabbing

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
Janis Kruszka was arrested after Wilkes-Barre police investigated a stabbing on Carlisle Street on Tuesday. - Dan Stokes | Times Leader file
Kruszka - Dan Stokes | Times Leader file

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a woman from Hunlock Township on charges she stabbed another woman on Carlisle Street on Tuesday.

Janis Kruszka, 52, of Range Road, was arrested after Michelle Hules told police she was stabbed during an argument that spilled outside.

According to a criminal complaint:

Police responded to Carlisle Street just after 6:30 p.m. and encountered Kruszka screaming at Hules outside a residence.

Hules told police Kruszka is her roommate and they were arguing inside 130 Carlisle St.

During the argument, Hules claimed Kruszka became violent, ripped her tank top off, and grabbed a kitchen knife. Hules fled the apartment and was chased by Kruszka, who allegedly stabbed Hules.

The victim suffered injuries to her lower back and right forearm but refused to be transported to a hospital.

A witness told police Kruszka charged at Hules on the street.

Police later recovered a knife under a vehicle parked on Carlisle Street.

Kruszka was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre on charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and harassment. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.

Janis Kruszka was arrested after Wilkes-Barre police investigated a stabbing on Carlisle Street on Tuesday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Stabbing-2.jpgJanis Kruszka was arrested after Wilkes-Barre police investigated a stabbing on Carlisle Street on Tuesday. Dan Stokes | Times Leader file

Kruszka
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Janis-Kruszka-07182018-1.jpgKruszka Dan Stokes | Times Leader file

By Ed Lewis

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