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WILKES-BARRE — City police they arrested three juveniles Tuesday on charges they robbed a King’s College student on East North Street last month.


A 20-year-old man who is a student at the college said he was walking in the area when he was approached by a group of young men at about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 23. The student said the men demanded his cellphone. When he refused, police said, he was punched in the head and knocked down.


Police said the student’s iPhone and wallet were stolen. He was treated at a local hospital, police said.


Hours after the assault and robbery, King’s College released a picture from a surveillance camera of possible suspects.


Police on Tuesday said three male juveniles were identified and arrested. They were incarcerated at a juvenile facility pending further court action in Luzerne County Juvenile Court.


WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• A maroon 1997 Dodge 2500 van was reported stolen from South Meade Street on Tuesday. The van’s owner stated his son stole the van.


• Police arrested Norman Bordley, 49, of Wilkes-Barre, on charges of simple assault and harassment after a domestic incident with his girlfriend on South Meade Street on Tuesday. Bordley was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $7,500 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 3 before District Judge Martin Kane.


• Police said someone scratched a 2007 Chevrolet while it was parked in the 100 block of Lehigh Street on Monday.


• A surveillance video at a West Ross Street residence recorded a woman with red hair and pale skin stealing a parcel containing a jacket from the front porch on Monday. The parcel was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.


• A rear window was damaged on a 2013 Chevrolet sometime between 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday.


• Police arrested John Murray, 40, of Garnett Lane, Wilkes-Barre, when he was found Monday under the South Street Bridge. Murray was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department on allegations he failed to appear for a court hearing on a receiving stolen property charge.


• Francisco Sosa of Scott Street reported Sunday someone entered her residence and damaged a door frame.


• Police arrested Tiffany Fritz, 25, of North Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, when she was allegedly found with 8 heroin packets and paraphernalia while she was sitting in front of the Meade Street Baptist Church on Sunday. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


• Ricardo Salazar, 28, of New Hancock Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested Tuesday on charges he gave a false name to police. Police said they investigated a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of New Hancock Street at about 1:40 a.m. Salazar gave his date of birth and stated his three children, ages 18, 16 and 3, were inside his residence. Police said the date of birth Salazar provided would have made him 12-years-old when his oldest son was born.


Police learned of Salazar’s true name when he was checked by LiveScan, which showed a warrant for his arrest. Salazar was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.


FREELAND — Terrell Taron Morgan, 23, of Centre Street, Freeland, was arraigned Tuesday by District Judge Gerald Feissner on charges he obstructed police during a traffic stop on Sept. 9.


Police allege Morgan and a woman approached two officers involved in a traffic stop of a suspected drunken driver on South Centre Street. Morgan yelled profanities and refused to leave the area, police said.


Police allege Morgan told the two officers, “You and your boy (other officer) are about to have a whole lot of problems,” according to the criminal complaint.


Morgan was charged with obstructing administrative law of justice, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 8 before Feissner.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• A thrown brick damaged a 2005 Cadillac while the car was parked in the 600 block of Akter Street on Wednesday.


• A Chevrolet Trail Blazer was vandalized while it was parked in the 600 block of Carson Street from 12:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.


• Ygnacio Diaz-Matos reported Tuesday his 13-year-old daughter, Rachel Diaz, was missing from their residence. Diaz is described as being 5 feet, 2 inches tall, long brown hair, brown eyes, about 95 pounds, and was last seen wearing black clothing.


Anyone with information about Rachel Diaz is asked to call Hazleton police at 570-459-4940.


DALLAS TWP. — Township police say they are searching for owners of lost items:


A key fob to an Acura was found on Lake Street on Sept. 12. The key fob has miscellaneaous keys.


A black iPad with a black case was found on Sept. 21.


Anyone with information about the lost items is asked to call Dallas Township police at 570-674-2003.


WRIGHT TWP. — Christopher Kamowski, of Mountain Road, reported on Sunday his Pennsylvania license plate HYE-3206 was stolen from his 1998 Dodge Durango when the car was parked in a driveway at his residence. Police said neighbors reported their vehicles were entered and items stolen.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Jennifer Ridall of Mark Drive reported Tuesday a video game system and a cellphone were stolen during a burglary at her residence.


• France Watson of Hanover Village reported Tuesday a video game system was stolen from his apartment.


• Police arrested AmyJo Simon, 28, of Center Street, Hanover Township, Tuesday on an arrest warrant alleging she failed to appear in Luzerne County Court on a retail theft charge. Simon was arrested when police investigated a domestic disturbance in Askam. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.


• Benigno Lopez of Lee Park Avenue reported Tuesday he was assaulted while walking along South Main Street near Knox Street. Lopez described his attackers at two black men, one wearing a blue bandanna. Lopez suffered an injury to his face and declined medical treatment.


• Police are investigated an attempted theft at Ronnie’s Service Station on Sans Souci Parkway on Tuesday. Police said an unknown person was in the fenced-in area and tried take a vehicle from the property. Witnesses told police the suspect fled the area over a fence to the rear of the property.


Anyone with information about the attempted theft is asked to call Hanover Township police at 570-825-1254.


TUNKHANNOCK — No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash at Bridge and Tioga streets on Sept. 21, state police at Tunkhannock said.


State police said Kyle Feconda, 36, of Tunkhannock, driving a 1998 Nissan Sentra, failed to stop at a red traffic signal and struck a 2009 Mercury Mariner, driven by Lester Puterbaugh, 60, of Tunkhannock.


State police cited Feconda with failing to obey a traffic control device.

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