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February 26. 2013 11:50PM
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NOXEN TWP. — Phillip T. James Jr., 36, of Noxen, died as a result of a crash on Stull Road, Wyoming County, early Tuesday morning, state police at Tunkhannock said.


James was traveling west on Stull Road when he lost control of his 1998 Cadillac that struck a tree at about 12:30 a.m., state police said. James was pronounced dead at the scene.


WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• Police said they found 47 packets of heroin on a man after seeing him allegedly conceal candy in a store.


Police were dispatched to the Walgreens at 400 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd. Monday afternoon for a report of a man using narcotics in a restroom. The complainant gave police a full description of the suspect’s clothing.


Police found the suspect in the candy aisle and saw him put candy bars in his coat pocket and then zip it, police said.


The man, Matthew James Perkins, no age or address provided, was taken into custody and was to be cited with retail theft, police said.


• Joshua Lambert, no age or address provided, was taken into custody and cited with retail theft after police were dispatched to Schiel’s Market, 7 George Ave., on Monday for a report of a male in custody for suspected retail theft.


Employees told police that Lambert took a six-pack of Mentos, a padlock and two pairs of sunglasses and concealed them in an attempt to leave without paying for them, police said.


HANOVER TWP. — State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported the following:


Doukas, Inc., doing business as Stephanie’s, 78-80 S. Main St., was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


Bonk’s Bar & Grill Inc., 200 W. Church St., Nanticoke, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


Fahey’s Riverfront Cafe, 137 N. Main St., Pittston, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


HANOVER TWP. - A woman was arraigned Tuesday on charges she peddled crack cocaine in the Marion Terrace apartment complex.


Gloria Rios Deleon, 30, known as “Glow,” of Poplar Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.


Deleon was charged last week by township police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force with selling heroin and possessing marijuana during a drug buy at King’s Road and Sans Souci Parkway, according to court records.


She was remanded to the county correctional facility for lack of $70,000 bail on the two sets of charges.


JACKSON TWP. - A Dallas woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Huntsville Road on Feb. 19.


Joshua Blokzyl, 18, of Towanda, operating a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, was traveling south on Huntsville Road when he struck a tree, police said. The impact caused Blokzyl’s vehicle to re-enter the road, colliding with a 2004 Chevrolet Impala operated by Anita Petroski, who was taken to a hospital.


Police believe speeding played a role in the crash.




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