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Kingston police are searching for a Chevrolet Lumina that was involved in a hit and run crash on Oct. 26.
Kingston police are searching for a Chevrolet Lumina that was involved in a hit and run crash on Oct. 26.
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KINGSTON — Police are searching for the female driver of a Chevrolet Lumina that drove away from a crash on Market Street on Oct. 26.


Police said the woman turned onto Market Street and struck a motorcycle at about 9:48 a.m. She drove through the Sunoco service station and fled the scene, police said.


Anyone with information about the driver and vehicle is asked to call Kingston police at 570-288-3674.


WILKES-BARRE —A city woman was mugged downtown Monday night on South Main Street.


City police said Olivia Hess, of East South Street, was walking in the area of 148 S. Main St. just after 9 p.m. when an unknown male walked toward her.


Hess was carrying her wallet and cellphone in her hands. The male grabbed her hands in an attempt to the items, and the suspect and Hess fell to the ground. The suspect was able to take the cellphone.


Hess described the suspect to be around 5 feet, 11 inches, thin, possibly in his late teens to early 20s. He was wearing all dark-colored clothing, blue jeans and a hoodie. He had a white scarf around his face covering everything but his eyes. Hess thought the suspect might have been white.


Hess said the man ran north on South Main Street. Officers canvassed the area but found no one matching the description.


HAZLE TWP. — A Hazleton man died from injuries he suffered in a crash on Commerce Drive on Sunday.


State police at Hazleton identified the man as 21-year-old Edward Cabezas Bonilla.


State police said Bonilla, driving a 2001 dodge Stratus, was traveling south on Commerce Drive in the Humboldt Industrial park when he lost control at about 6:30 p.m. The vehicle jumped a curb and became airborne before crashing down an embankment and overturning on concrete barriers in a parking lot.


Bonilla was pronounced dead at the scene.


WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning at South River near West Northampton Street that involved a Wilkes University shuttle bus.


Police believe the driver of a black Nissan, possibly a Murano or a Rogue, was traveling south on South River Street when it struck the rear of a Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Brendan Bucan, which had slowed due to traffic just before 9 a.m. The Nissan driver backed up and struck a Ford E450 passenger bus owned by Wilkes and occupied by the driver, Albert Schickner, and one student.


The driver of the Nissan then turned around and turned onto West Northampton Street, police said. Police said the Nissan may have a Michigan license plate.


No injuries were reported.


HAZLETON —City police reported the following:


• Fred Savadge, of Hazleton, reported his Motorola Atrix 2 cellphone was taken sometime around 6 p.m. Oct. 31 from the 500 block of North Laurel Street.


• Nicholas Caputo, 59, of Hazleton, reported someone damaged a window on his Dodge Durango sometime overnight between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 while it was parked in the 200 block of East Mine Street.


Anyone with information on either incident should contact city police via dialing 911.


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