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WILKES-BARRE — Police reported the following:


• A man who suffered a stab wound to the cheek refused to press charges in the assault Sunday.


Police responded to a report of a man stabbed in the face at a residence on Hutson Street at 2:47 p.m. The victim was in the backyard with a wound to his left cheek. He identified his assailant, who had fled the scene.


The victim was taken to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for treatment and to be interviewed afterward. Police entered the residence and found the kitchen in disarray, with blood on the floor and counter and a black kitchen knife with blood still on it. When police went to speak with the victim in the hospital , he said he did not want to press charges.


• Edward Casella of Hurley Street and Robert Cool of North Church Street, Hazleton, were charged with theft Saturday.


The two men left Schiel’s Market on George Avenue just before 7 p.m. without paying for items they had in a shopping cart. The store’s video surveillance system showed the men leaving the store. They were later seen loading the items into a Jeep Cherokee and leaving the area.


Police contacted Casella at his residence, where he was taken into custody. He was taken to police headquarters and released. Cool could not be located.


• Ella Zim of Penn Street, Kingston, was cited on a disorderly conduct allegation on Saturday.


Zim told a girl she would lick her face if she did not leave Kirby Park. The girl and her brother ran away and told their mother what Zim said. Zim was taken into custody and taken to police headquarters where she was cited.


• Police filed charges against Monik Jones, 34, of Allentown, after she spit in the eye of police officer while in the holding cell area at police headquarters early Saturday morning.


The woman and 18-year-old Dolly Jones, also of Allentown, were taken into custody after they drove past marked police vehicles with their lights activated that were blocking Market Street Bridge for a medical incident around 2:30 a.m.


Police stopped the vehicle driven by Monik Jones and smelled marijuana smoke inside. Police saw the remainder of a marijuana cigarette inside, but Monik Jones said it was left there by someone else. The women were placed under arrest.


Dolly Jones was taken to police headquarters. She faces drug possession charges pending laboratory test results. Monik Jones was taken to a local hospital for blood tests, but she became highly combative and refused to submit to the tests.


She was forcibly removed and taken to police headquarters. While in the holding cell processing area, she was uncooperative and had to be restrained for her safety and that of the officers. She spit in the eye of an officer and remained in an agitated state for some time.


She was taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for an overnight arraignment on charges including aggravated assault by a prisoner, aggravated harassment by a prisoner.


• Police filed driving under the influence charges against Lindsey Yarashus, 29, of Wilkes-Barre.


She was stopped at 3:41 a.m. June 21 at Dana Street and South Pennsylvania Avenue and showed signs of intoxication. She failed field sobriety tests and refused to provide a breath sample testing at police headquarters. She was later released.


• Police filed driving under the influence charges against Donnell Mack, 32, of Wilkes-Barre.


Officers responded to a report of a drunken driver near the Denny’s Restaurant at Kidder and Scott streets at 2:50 a.m. on June 14 . Police saw Mack get out of his vehicle and approached him.


Police said he was driving with a suspended license and showed signs of intoxication. He refused to answer questions asked by police and also refused to take field sobriety tests. He was arrested and taken to police headquarters where he refused to provide a breath sample for testing. He was later released.


PLAINS TWP. — Police reported the following:


• A dark blue, 2001 Chrysler Voyager was reported stolen from the driveway of residence on First Street between Saturday and Sunday.


• Police investigated a trespassing complaint at Pennsylvania American Water Co. property off Westminster and Jumper roads at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.


Shaun Dunn of Kingston and Shirley Ortiz Brown of Hanover Township were notified that they will be cited with defiant trespassing. In addition, Brown will be cited with scattering rubbish. Police advised that they will be citing people found swimming on water company property.


• David Mancia of Scranton was wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault by the Scranton Police and taken into custody at approximately 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He was handed over to Scranton police.


DORRANCE TWP. — State police have charged a 19-year-old Wapwallopen man with theft alleging he took items from a home on St. Johns Road in Dorrance Township.


State police allege Eric Moore stole a DVD player and a printer, valued together at about $550, from the home between 8:30 a.m and 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday.


DENNISON TWP. — State police found Bryan Scott Reamer, 36, of Berwick, sleeping in his vehicle around 1:15 a.m. Friday along Route 80 in Dennison Township.


Reamer showed signs of intoxication and was charged with one misdemeanor DUI count, as well as one summary count of careless driving, court records show.


FREELAND — A Freeland woman faces harassment charges after state police allege she punched a 60-year-old man in the face around 7 p.m. Friday.


State police say Tiffany Renia Burrell, 29, punched Timothy R. Reilly during an argument. Reilly suffered a minor injury to his left eye, but required no medical attention, state police said.


FOSTER TWP. — State police charged Michael John Crofcheck on allegations he fired a semiautomatic pistol into the air several times while standing a few feet from three other people just after 12 a.m. Sunday.


Crofcheck, 49, of Freeland, is charged with three misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment.


HAZLE TWP. — Theodore Bernard Savage Jr., 46, is locked up on simple assault and harassment charges after what state police are calling a domestic incident reported at 10 p.m. last Tuesday.


State police have released few details, but they say Savage’s victim was a 42-year-old female. Savage remains jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.


SCRANTON — An autopsy will be done today on a 61-year-old prisoner found unresponsive in his cell at the Lackawanna County Prison on Sunday.


The man was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Community Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 4:47 p.m. The man’s identity was withheld pending family notification, said Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland.


PLYMOUTH — Police said drug charges were filed against Martin Brandon, 49, a member of the “Bloods” gang, after a search warrant was served Saturday night on a residence in the rear of the 200 block of East Main Street.


He was arraigned on charges of manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.


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