HAZLETON — City police reported the following:
• Copper pipes and other items reportedly were stolen during a burglary at Ss. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church on Alter Street sometime between Monday and Thursday. A separate location next to the church also was burglarized and copper pipes stolen, police said.
• Copper pipe reportedly was stolen during a burglary of a residence in the 500 block of South Poplar Street.
• A dirt bike and a wallet containing numerous credit cards, cash and a driver’s license were stolen from a garage in the 1300 block of East Broad Street sometime Wednesday night into Thursday morning, police said.
WILKES-BARRE — City police investigating a reported armed robbery arrested a man hiding under a parked car on West River Street early Thursday morning.
Thomas Howard, 43, of Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned on charges of flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, false identification to law enforcement and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.
Police investigated a reported armed robbery in the area of Carey Avenue and Academy Street at about 1 a.m. Howard was found in the area and matched the description of the gunman, police said.
Police learned Howard was wanted for false identification and public drunkenness since Sept. 13.
The man who reported the armed robbery never provided police with a statement.
WILKES-BARRE —Four vehicles were reported stolen to city police since Saturday.
Frank Cardamone, of Wyalusing, reported Tuesday his white 2005 Chevrolet Aveo, Pennsylvania license GDS-8537, was stolen from the parking lot next to Career Link on East Union Street.
A 44-year-old woman on Chase Lane told police her gold 1997 Oldsmobile van, Pennsylvania license HYT-8767, was stolen from the front of her house at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The woman left the vehicle idling.
A 52-year old woman reported her silver 1999 Nissan Sentra, Pennsylvania license HXV-666, was stolen from the 200 block of South Franklin Street at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
A 39-year-old woman from Forty Fort reported on Sept. 14 that her gold 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, Pennsylvania license JHJ-8103, was stolen from Bowman Street.
Statistics from the state police Uniform Crime Report show there have been 76 vehicles stolen in Wilkes-Barre from Jan. 1 through Aug. 31.