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First Posted: 6/14/2013

WILKES-BARRE — A man was arraigned Friday on charges he stole hand and power tools from an apartment under renovation in December.

Jason Bell, 28, of North River Street, Plains Township, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.

He was arraigned by District Judge Martin Kane, who set bail at $10,000 unsecured. Bell remained jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on an unrelated case.

City police allege Bell was helping a property owner to remodel an apartment on Noble Lane. Bell had a key to the apartment and allegedly removed tools and video game systems between Dec. 19 and Dec. 26.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 20 before Kane.

HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton charged Gary Thomas Sullin, 29, of Muir Avenue, Hazleton, on Wednesday with stealing a necklace from a patient at the Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Sullin, an employee at the center, allegedly sold the necklace at a pawn shop in Wilkes-Barre.

Sullin was charged with two counts of theft and a single count of receiving stolen property. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 19 before District Judge James Dixon.

HANOVER TWP. — Thomas Finsterbush, of Bear Creek, reported Thursday a backpack containing high-value gift cards and a laptop computer were stolen from his unlocked vehicle when it was parked near Family Dollar on Carey Avenue.

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