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WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• Ashley Ambrose, of Steeltown, was taken into custody at 6:09 p.m. Sunday after police said they learned Ambrose was wanted on retail theft charges in Dauphin County. Ambrose, who was visiting Luzerne County Correctional Facility work release, was apprehended there and taken to the prison’s main building.


• One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Mundy Street at 10:46 a.m. Sunday.


Daniel Kosisky, of Pittston, was driving north on Mundy Street when he and passed through a red traffic signal near Kidder Street and struck a vehicle driven by Benjamin Koprowski, of Wilkes-Barre, as Koprowski was pulling out of the Vantage Trust Federal Credit Union. Kosisky was transported for unspecified injuries, police said, and both vehicles were towed.


• Anthony Criscimanno, address not listed, was cited with public drunkenness on Saturday morning after police said they found him passed out on the tree lawn at Butler and North Washington streets. Criscimanno was taken to police headquarters and released when sober, officers said.


•A resident at 235 N. Pennsylvania Ave. told police that someone broke into the residence between 8 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Saturday by smashing a window to the rear door. Two video game consoles and some costume jewelry, worth about $800, was taken, the unnamed resident told police.


DENNISON TWP. — State police at Hazleton said they seized more than $3,400 in cash and drugs from a Philadelphia man’s car after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 Saturday night.


Michael A. Cunningham, 20, was a passenger in his 2002 Mercury Cougar, which was being driven by another person at 8:20 p.m. Troopers said they found 205 packets of heroin, 27 bags of crack cocaine and about 28 grams of marijuana. The drugs were seized, along with the car and $3,408.


Cunningham was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sent to the Luzerne County Prison pending bail, which was not specified.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Janette Masi, 36, of Wanamie, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol after a crash on the Sans Souci Parkway at 1:22 a.m. Sunday.


Police said Masi struck a utility pole, damaging both it and the vehicle. A chemical test revealed her to be intoxicated, but her blood alcohol content reading was not disclosed. She will be charged with DUI and other moving violations, police said.


• James Graziano, 49, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Saturday after he allegedly violated an order of protection held by a family member. He was captured on Plymouth Avenue after fleeing on foot, and placed in the county prison in lieu of $2,500 bail. A protection violation hearing was set for Oct. 8.


• Jeffrey Kanyuck, of Oxford Street, told police on Saturday that someone broke into his Subaru Legacy overnight, taking sunglasses, an iPhone, gift cards and change.


BUTLER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Todd J. Quirk, 32, of Drums, was charged with harassment following a Sept. 23 incident at his home. He will have 10 days to respond to the citation.


• A home in the 700 block of St. Johns Road was the target of burglars twice last week. A suspect broke in through a window on Sept. 23, and tried to pry a basement door open. Two days later, the resident observed a prowler outside with a flashlight.


• Joseph M. Walsh, 32, of Hazle Township, was arrested in Lehighton after he allegedly threatened to kill a 37-year-old Drums man.


Police said Walsh told them he intended to kill the individual, who reported receiving threatening text messages and telephone calls. Walsh was charged with a single count each of terroristic threats, stalking and harassment, all misdemeanors. He was committed to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.


• A resident in the 500 block of St. Johns Road reported that a parcel delivered to her home had been stolen after being delivered about three weeks ago.


• A 34-year-old Dogwood Road woman told police she discovered that someone tried to use two of her credit cards for fraudulent online purchases.


• Someone spray-painted graffiti onto the windows of a vehicle in the 200 block of Buck Ridge Drive in Beech Mountain Lakes.


• A Saams Road resident reported that someone stole a wallet from her vehicle.


• James R. Wagner, 42, of Drums, was arrested after a domestic dispute at his home.


Police said Wagner pulled a woman out of a vehicle, causing her to strike her head. As she tried to stand up, he struck her in the chest. The alleged attack was interrupted by a neighbor. Wagner was charged with simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned and later released after posting bail.


• Tammy Marciano, 34, of North Old Turnpike Road, was charged with criminal trespass after she was found in a neighbor’s field. She will have 10 days to respond to the charge.


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