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Police blotter


June 16. 2013 11:32PM
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WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• The Turkey Hill convenience store on Carey Avenue was robbed around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.


A black male with a medium build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a scarf around his face ordered the clerk to put money in a plastic bag. The clerk complied and the robber fled. No weapon was seen. Police searched the area but did not find the robber.


• A woman Friday said her residence on North Sherman Street was broken into and items were flipped over and thrown about, but nothing was reported missing.


• A woman Friday said her residence and garage on Tannery Street were burglarized. The woman said her vehicle and her husband’s motorcycle were rummaged through. A cellphone and medications were taken from the residence while she was sleeping.


• The soft top of a Jeep parked on Stanley Street was slashed overnight Thursday. Nothing was taken from the Jeep.


• A woman said a 42-inch Sanyo high-definition television and a Sony PlayStation were stolen from her son’s bedroom in their residence on Oregon Street between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.


• A patient in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital emergency department said an 18-inch gold chain with Jim and a Playboy bunny engraved on a plate attached to it was stolen Wednesday while he was undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging test.


• Jeffrey Strzelczyk of Center Avenue Kingston was charged Wednesday after he allegedly failed to return a rental vehicle to Hertz on Kidder Street .


Branch manager Anthony Monteleone said Strzelczyk rented a Cadillac with Pennsylvania license plate FPY7533 to Strzelczyk on April 25 and he was to return it on April 29. The vehicle had not been returned as of Wednesday. Police were unable to contact Strzelczyk by telephone.


• Javon Isaac, 18, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with simple assault and harassment Thursday for allegedly punching his juvenile girlfriend on June 8.


• A man said his keys were stolen from his locker on June 9 at the YMCA and later used to open his car and steal his wallet.


• A man Wednesday said two televisions, two laptop computers and a video gaming console were stolen during a burglary at his residence in the 200 block of Academy Street. The break-in occurred between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 1:32 a.m. Wednesday.


HANOVER TWP. — Police Friday said James Shonlamont Wilson of North Empire Court, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with driving under the influence in connection with a May 17 crash at the intersection of South Main Street and Spencer Lane.


Police said Wilson was driving a driving a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu that pulled out in front of Kathleen Volpicelli of Tanya Drive, Hanover Township. Volpicelli was driving a 2009 Volkswagen Passat with a passenger. Neither Volpicelli nor her passenger were injured.


Police said Wilson had a blood alcohol content of 0.24 percent. An adult driver in Pennsylvania is considered legally intoxicated with BAC of 0.08 percent.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• A break-in around 2:15 a.m. Saturday at residence in the area of Maple Street and Fulton Court is under investigation. The residents were sleeping at the time.


• A gray 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer was stolen from the 700 block of West First Street between 10 p.m. Friday and 6:15 a.m Saturday.


• Reiko Herchenroeder, 36, of Hazleton Friday said Pennsylvania license plate HLK8156 was stolen from his 2003 Chrysler Sebring in the 200 block of Thirwell Avenue.


• Four wheel covers were stolen from a Mazda 3 parked in the area of Seventh and Grant streets between 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.


• A wallet was found around 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Sherman Court near West Beech Street. The person who lost the wallet should contact the Hazleton Police Department through Luzerne County 911.




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