WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following:
• George Johnson, 21, was cited with disorderly conduct after he was observed allegedly wearing a ski mask and stopping his bike to load a black bb-gun pistol in front of the Army & Navy store at 111 S. Main St. on Monday, police said.
• Natalie Aleo reported on Monday that someone stole her light blue Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme while it was parked at 59 N. Main St.
• Joseph Bealla reported on Monday that someone entered his work vehicle while it was parked at 33 W. Market St and stole about $6,000 worth of tools.
• Angela Lamas was observed in Boscov's on Monday, taken into custody and cited with retail theft, police said. Lamas was wanted for a retail theft that took place on Oct. 18, police said.
• Geraldine Zielinski, 57, of Clark Street, Wilkes-Barre, was cited with retail theft after police allege she stole $1,211 in merchandise from Boscov's Department Store, South Main Street, on Monday. Zielinski was released on her own recognizance.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Township police reported the following:
• Store security for Kmart at Blackman Plaza reported at 11:27 p.m. Saturday that an unidentified male tried to steal $84.76 worth of merchandise and fled the store.
• An employee with Marshall's at Wilkes-Barre Township Commons reported at 5:52 p.m. Saturday that an unidentified female tried to steal $300 worth of merchandise and fled the store.
• Three women reported thefts from their vehicles after someone smashed their windows while they were parked in the Babies ‘R' Us parking lot at Wilkes-Barre Township Commons on Saturday night.
Leah Yarick reported at 9:31 p.m. that someone stole various items worth about $50; Jennifer Rhoads reported at 10:17 p.m. that someone stole a purse with an estimated loss of $162; and Nicole Sabol reported at 10:45 p.m. that someone stole a purse with the loss totaling $819.
• An employee at Victoria's Secret at the Wyoming Valley Mall reported at 12:30 p.m. Sunday that an unidentified female stole $332.50 worth of merchandise and fled the store.
• Police arrested a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy, both from Wilkes-Barre, for allegedly shoplifting at the Walmart Supercenter at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, police said.
According to security, the boys stole air soft guns and CO2 cartridges worth $152.54, left the store and were apprehended, police said.
BUTLER TWP. – Township police reported the following:
• Police are investigating a theft from a park. Someone overturned the bleachers at Community Park and stole aluminum planking from them sometime between Nov. 23 and 26.
• Lisa Bittorf, 48, of Hazle Township, was transported to Hazleton General Hospital after she lost control over her vehicle on a snow-covered South Old Turnpike Road at about 9:40 a.m. Nov. 27 and struck guiderails and a rock embankment, police said.
• Christopher Delese, 21, of Freeland, lost control of his vehicle in the snow-covered 200 block of Freedom Road at about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and struck a guiderail before going down a 10-foot embankment, police said. No injuries were reported but the vehicle was towed.
• A man from Pleasant View Drive reported that an unauthorized credit card account was opened in his name and more than $25,000 was charged to it. The incident was discovered when the victim was contacted after a default in payment. An investigation continues.
• Police are investigating an attempted burglary discovered at a home on Nesco Manor Road on Dec. 5. The owner reported that nothing was taken, but someone tried to break in.
• Someone forced open a window of a residence on Woodside Drive, climbed inside and stole jewelry and coins. The burglary was discovered on Dec. 6.
• Someone stole steel drilling items from a business in the 100 block of South Hunter Highway sometime late Saturday night or Sunday before 8 a.m. The items are valued at several thousand dollars.
• Tires on several vehicles were slashed at Keystone Job Corps over the weekend. Police have suspects and an investigation continues.
Anyone with information about any of these crimes should call Butler Township police at 788-3230 or dial 911.
FORTY FORT – Richard James Koval, 33, of Shoemaker Street, West Wyoming, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $500 bail.
Police said they found Koval intoxicated and slumped over near the Citizens Bank branch on Wyoming Avenue at about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday. Koval told police he was drunk and did not know where he was, according to the criminal complaint.
Police said crack cocaine was allegedly found in Koval's pocket.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Dec. 13.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – State police at Wyoming said they arrested Donald Juan Mobley, 41, of Wilkes-Barre, on Monday on charges he sold crack cocaine in the parking lot of the Wyoming Valley Mall.
Mobley was charged with five counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of communication facility. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Dec. 19.