Police Blotter


Police: Woman assaults

ex-boyfriend with teapot

NANTICOKE — City police arrested Felicia Marie Dzoch, 23, after her ex-boyfriend claimed she struck him in the head with a teapot during a domestic dispute early Wednesday.

According to a criminal complaint:

John Sulkowski told police he was involved in an argument with his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, Dzoch, inside a residence on South Hanover Street. Sulkowski left the residence but returned later to discover Dzoch moved items inside the house.

Sulkowski and Dzoch argued about her moving the items.

Sulkowski told police he wanted to leave but Dzoch blocked his way. He put his hands on her wrist to move her when she allegedly struck him in the head with a teapot.

Police said Sulkowski suffered injuries to his face.

Dzoch, of South Hanover Street, Nanticoke, was arraigned by District Judge Ferris Webby in Luzerne County Central Court on charges of simple assault and harassment. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Edwardsville man allegedly

caught with synthetic pot

EDWARDSVILLE — Borough police arrested Rudolph Leo Goodwin, 40, on charges he discarded a backpack containing synthetic marijuana while attempting to avoid capture late Tuesday.

According to a criminal complaint:

An officer on patrol spotted Goodwin walking on Main Street at about 11:40 p.m. As Goodwin was about to cross the street, he noticed the officer and stepped back onto the sidewalk.

The officer drove around the block and spotted Goodwin walking with a female. Goodwin and the woman were aware they were being watched by the officer.

Goodwin and the woman turned onto Zerby Avenue.

The officer later noticed the woman was not walking with Goodwin, who was eventually found walking on Main Street.

When the officer stopped Goodwin, he refused commands to keep his hands out of his pockets.

Goodwin ran away and discarded a backpack that contained spice, or synthetic marijuana.

Goodwin, of Main Street, Edwardsville, was arraigned by District Judge Ferris Webby in Luzerne County Central Court on charges of escape, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $20,000 bail.