Police Blotter

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WB man accused

of assault on woman

WILKES-BARRE — A city man is accused of assaulting a woman about 5:30 p.m. Friday on George Avenue.

Jeremy Sonny, 31, choked the alleged victim and threatened her with a knife, according to a report.

Sonny fled prior to police arriving at the scene, officers noted.

He is facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

Five facing citations

for drunkenness in WB

WILKES-BARRE — Five people were cited with public drunkenness late Friday or early Saturday in the city.

• Brittany Hudock, 26, Wilkes-Barre was allegedly drunk in public on Wyoming Street about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

• Christopher Snyder, 33, Hazleton, was observed to be heavily intoxicated on South Franklin Street just before 2 a.m. Saturday, officers report.

• Jonathan Pacheco, 28, Pittston, was allegedly drunk in public just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police list the location of the incident as the Ali Baba Lounge on South Main Street.

• Joseph Sarti, 28, of Wilkes-Barre, was found in a heavily intoxicated state on West River Street just before 4 a.m. Saturday, a report states.

• John Everhart, 41, Nanticoke, was accused of drunkenness about 11:15 p.m. Friday. He was cited at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre emergency room on Church Street, police say.

Burglary reported

WILKES-BARRE — A Blackman Street resident said someone entered her residence overnight through a window and took several items.

The incident was reported to police about 3:15 p.m. Friday.

A report did not say what was taken from the residence.

Taxi passenger

skips out on fare

WILKES-BARRE — A cab driver told police he picked up a man late Thursday and drove him to Hazle Street, but the rider fled when arriving at his destination instead of paying his fare.

The incident happened about 11 p.m. and involved a Burgit’s Taxi, according to authorities.

Police say they are investigating and will look at video footage from the taxi in an attempt to identify a suspect.

Out-of-town man

facing DUI charge

WILKES-BARRE — A Williamsport man was arrested on suspicion of DUI on North Washington Street early Friday, officers say.

Joseph Clark, 62, was initially stopped at 12:03 a.m. for a traffic violation, police report.

During the stop, officers said they suspected Clark was intoxicated and took him to police headquarters for blood-alcohol testing.

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