WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:
• Jamal Q. Mitchell, 39, of Auburn Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Thursday on charges of simple assault and harassment. Police allege Mitchell struck a woman during an argument over a cellphone early Thursday morning.
Mitchell was released without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 10 before District Judge Martin Kane.
• Maurice Barnes, 20, of North Empire Court, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Thursday on charges he crashed a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana in April.
Barnes was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving under the influence and accidents involving injury. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.
Police allege Barnes crashed a Hyundai in the area of 68 S. Meade St. on April 30. The vehicle rolled onto its roof and stopped on a sidewalk in front of the residence.
Barnes was helped from the rolled vehicle and ran away. His wallet and a probation card were after the car had been removed, police said.
Police found Barnes in a Sherman Hills apartment building. He was transported to a hospital for a head injury and where blood was drawn.
Police allege Barnes had marijuana in his system.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 10 before District Judge Martin Kane.
EDWARDSVILLE — Frank William Fox, 45, of Roosevelt Street, Edwardsville, was arraigned Thursday on a retail theft charge. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.
Police allege Fox stole a television from the Rite Aid Pharmacy in the West Side Mall on June 12, according to the criminal complaint.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 9 before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston.
HANOVER TWP. —Township police reported the following:
• Joseph Coleman, 19, of Hanover Township, was arrested on charges of theft and receiving stolen property in connection to a theft from a home on Main Road on Monday. He was also charged for an unrelated protection from abuse violation, police said.
Coleman was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 8 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.
• Police charged Dawn Partington, 43, of Jenkins Township, and Maria Simon, 26, of Mark Drive, Hanover Township, with possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop on Sunday. Partington was also cited with restrictions on alcoholic beverages.
Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Oct. 15 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.
• A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 22 before District Judge Joseph Halesey for Karen Urzen, 56, of Carbondale, on two counts of driving under the influence and a single count of careless driving. Police allege Urzen struck a bus sign on Lyndwood Avenue and displayed signs of intoxication on Sept. 6.
• A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 29 before District Judge Joseph Halesey for Ariel Dorris, 21, of Butler Township, on two counts of driving under the influence and a single count of careless driving. Police allege Dorris displayed signs of intoxication after she struck a concrete wall on a bridge at South Main Street and state Route 29 on Aug. 6.
MESHOPPEN TWP. — State police at Tunkhannock arrested Kyle Malcolm Layaou, 21, of Meshoppen, Thursday on charges of statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors. He was jailed at the Wyoming County Jail for lack of $100,000 bail.
State police allege Layaou sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl on Sept. 7.
HAZLETON — A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 23 before District Judge Joseph Zola for Tracy McAloose, 42, of Hazle Township, on two counts of driving under the influence.
State police at Hazleton allege McAloose displayed signs of intoxication when he was stopped driving a vehicle at Poplar Street and state Route 424 on Aug. 18.
HAZLETON — City police reported the following:
• Cassandra Portalatin, 22, and Francisco Santiago, 25, both of Hazleton, were cited with harassment after police investigated a domestic disturbance at 207 S. Cedar St. on Sept. 13.
• Police cited Khahsone Pearson, 40, of McAdoo, with defiant trespass after he was allegedly found inside a building on Alter Street on Monday.
HAZLETON — City police are investigating the following incidents:
• A 1996 Mercury Villager minivan, license plate GDV-0696, was reported stolen sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday, police said.
• A vehicle was reported stolen from the 900 block of Peace Street. Two minors were charged with stealing a black Chevrolet Silverado and taken to Northwestern Academy Juvenile Detention Center.
• Police are investigating burglaries that happened between 1 and 7:20 a.m. Wednesday. It was reported an unidentified thief or thieves forced their way into a home near Wyoming Street and Manhattan Court and another home on Carson Street’s 900 block. Police do not know if anything was stolen.
City police also looked into reports of two people breaking into vehicles near 13th and James streets.
• Michael Klesh, who lives along the 100 block of Dietrich Avenue, told police copper tubing was stolen from his home between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday.
• Pipe was reported stolen Thursday during a burglary of a residence in the 500 block of Carson Street.
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to call city police at 570-459-4940 or via dialing 911.
FOSTER TWP. — State police at Hazleton charged Donald Michael Cigler, 49, of White Haven, with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of speeding and careless driving.
Cigler allegedly displayed signs of intoxication when he was stopped for speeding on Hess Lane on Saturday, state police said.
FACTORYVILLE — State police at Tunkhannock on Tuesday filed drunken driving charges against Casey Dunleavy, 22, of Dalton. Dunleavy was detained on suspicion of drunken driving when she was stopped at state Routes 6 and 11 on Aug.
PITTSTON TWP. — A Wilkes-Barre woman was arrested on theft charges Wednesday after she was caught leaving the Walmart along Route 315 with a shopping cart full of unpaid-for goods, police said.
City police say Michele Marie Garey, 51, appeared to be drunk and berated officers with obscenities after she could not produce a receipt for the un-bagged goods in her cart. She was pushing a cartful of diapers, dog food and groceries, police said. The pilfered merchandise totaled $520.95 and also included clothing and health and beauty items, police said.
Loss-prevention employees had stopped Garey in the market’s foyer suspicious because none of the merchandise was bagged. Surveillance video showed Garey push her goods past the cash registers without paying.
Garey was charged with one felony count of retail theft, and other charges for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. She was jailed at Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $7,500 bail.