SCRANTON — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported 49 citations for underage drinking were issued Saturday by officers in conjunction with the Scranton Police Department patrolling the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating the robbery of a cellphone Saturday afternoon at Huber Park.
The victim,, a juvenile male, said he was confronted by a group of six juvenile males and one of them asked to see his cellphone. When the victim took the phone from his jacket pocket the other juvenile forcibly grabbed it from his hand. Another member of the group punched the victim in the mouth.
The group fled and was last seen running west on Stanton Street.
WILKES-BARRE — City police said Quientin Rone tried to cash a check Friday that he had cashed four days earlier at NY Check Cashing Inc. on South Main Street.
An employee told police he recognized Rone from March 4 when he came to cash a check for $636. The employee told police Rone was trying to cash a printed replacement of the check for the same amount. Rone was arrested and taken to police headquarters and held for arraignment, police said.
HANOVER TWP. — Police said they are investigating an attempted burglary at St. David the Builder Georgian Orthodox Church on Charles Street early Saturday morning.
According to police, the Rev. Lasha Intskirvilli said he heard noises coming from the kitchen of the church shortly after midnight and found a kitchen window pried open. The actor did not gain entry to the building, police said.
PLAINS TWP. - State police said they arrested Lampheu Sisen, 38, of Johnson City, N.Y., on charges he attempted to cheat at roulette at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino early Saturday morning.
State police said Sisen moved a $15 bet he had placed on a losing number to a wining number after seeing the outcome of the spin. He was paid $525. The dealer became suspicious he was cheating and reported the incident, which was later determined to be a crime, state police said.
He was arrested at the casino and charged with altering a win or loss by trick or fraud, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. He was arraigned Saturday morning at Luzerne County Correctional Facility before District Judge Joseph Carmody, West Pittston.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 8:45 a.m. March 19.
PLAINS TWP. — Tracy Clocker of East Mountain Ridge Mobile Home Park reported that someone threw a large rock into her front window, damaging it, at 12:20 a.m. Saturday.
WILKES-BARRE — Police reported the following:
Teresa Grant went to police headquarters Saturday to report her Walmart Visa Money Card was used without her permission. Grant said it was used three times in Baltimore, Md. and twice at a Target store on Saturday.
Geraldine Kinney of Courtright Street said Sunday that her two vehicles were damaged overnight. Two tires were flattened on her Mercury Mountaineer. Four tires on her Mitsubishi car were flattened, the convertible roof slashed and the exterior was scratched.
Jasmine Watt was charged with harassment following an argument Sunday with Cecilia Leigh at a residence on Division Street. Leigh said Watt became aggressive in the argument, threatening to get her sister to beat up Leigh, who said she was assaulted by them in the past. Leigh felt the threats were serious and feared for her safety.
Lawrence Coyle was taken into custody Saturday for public drunkenness following a domestic dispute. Police responded to the call and met up with Coyle on the sidewalk outside his residence on Prospect Street. Coyle had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, slurred speech, glossy eyes and a staggered gait.
Joseph Santiago was arrested early Saturday morning on firearms and driving under the influence charges. While police were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle at 1:36 a.m. on Mayer Street the received a report of gunfire.
Police located a vehicle with two people in it and the passenger fled. Police apprehended the drive Santiago and found him to be under the influence and in possession of a firearm. He was taken into custody and transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility where he was arraigned and committed for lack of $50,000 straight bail.
A caller to Luzerne County 911 at 5:42 p.m. Saturday reported a window was smashed on her vehicle on Coal Street.