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WILKES-BARRE — A man and a woman were charged after another man reported he was approached by a prostitute outside the Wilkes-Barre Post Office on June 8.

Police said the complainant pulled up to the mailboxes outside the post office on South Main Street at about 12:40 p.m. when a woman approached him and offered to perform sex acts for money. The man refused her offer, at which time another man approached and told him: “You better give her what she wants or I’ll beat you,” police said.

In connection with that incident, Kimberly A. Waters was cited with promoting prostitution/loitering for the purpose of prostitution and Donald Kinney was charged with promoting prosecution/procuring a patron and harassment through communication using lewd, threatening language.

Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for 11 a.m. July 17 before District Judge Rick Cronauer.

HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton report a white Kenmore washer and a white microwave were stolen during a burglary of a woman’s residence on Scotch Hill Road from Saturday through Tuesday.

HANOVER TWP. — Patricia Evans of Breslau reported prescription medication was stolen from her unlocked vehicle Sunday night through Monday morning.

HAZLETON — City police reported the following:

• A woman told police she encountered an unknown man in her house in the 300 block of West Chapel Street at 1:20 a.m. Monday.

• Police on Tuesday filed charges of disorderly conduct and harassment against Robert Krivenko, 48, of Hazleton, after a woman claimed he struck her in the face on North Wyoming Street on Saturday.

HAZLE TWP. — A preliminary hearing is scheduled July 31 for Sean McLaughlin, 42, of Hazleton, on charges of driving under the influence.

State police at Hazleton said McLaughlin allegedly displayed signs of intoxication when he was stopped for a traffic violation on state Route 940 on May 3.

The hearing is before District Judge James Dixon.

PLAINS TWP. — A preliminary hearing is scheduled July 9 for Jamie Wasmanski, 40, of Henry Street, Plains Township, on charges of driving under the influence.

Township police allege Wasmanski exhibited signs of intoxication after he struck a parked vehicle on Hudson Road on May 4.

The hearing is before District Judge Diana Malast.

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