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HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• A man was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges he was driving a stolen vehicle.


Police said they spotted a 2001 Honda CR-V at about 1:52 a.m. Tuesday.


The driver, Juawawn Quenshawn Cooper, 21, of Hazleton, was charged with receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


A passenger in the car, Rickeem Singleton, age and address unknown, was charged with possession of marijuana.


The car was reported stolen after 11 p.m. Monday by a woman residing on South Fulton Court, police said.


• Police cited Tracey Shamir McMurrian, 26, with disorderly conduct after investigating a domestic dispute in the 500 block of North Sherman Court on Monday.


• Two men stole more than $500 in seafood and meat from Giant Food Market, South Locust Street, on Monday.


• Police cited Maria Rodriguez-Rivera, 47, of East Fourth Street, with disorderly conduct after investigating a loud music complaint at her residence early Tuesday morning.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• A tall and thin white man robbed the Tin Tin Restaurant on Johnson Street.


The suspect wearing blue jeans, gray shirt with a scar or scratch on his face entered the restaurant at about 9:14 p.m. Sunday and approached the counter with a soda can. When a clerk opened the cash register, the suspect lunged over the counter and took an undetermined amount of money, police said.


The suspect drove away in a silver sedan driven by a second man.


• Police charged Jamie Sewssnowich, 36, of Glen Lyon, with retail theft after she allegedly stole cosmetics at JC Penney Department Store, Wyoming Valley Mall, on Saturday.


• Lug nuts were stolen from a wheel on a truck owned by Heller Drilling on Friday.


• A woman stole a 32 inch Vizio television from Walmart Supercenter and drove away in a maroon SUV on Sunday.


• A man stole a Uniden home surveillance security system from the Walmart Supercenter and drove away in a green Subaru station wagon on Sunday.


• A 13-year-old boy from Plymouth was cited with retail theft after he allegedly stole Jbuds earbuds from Sears, Wyoming Valley Mall, on Sunday.


KINGSTON — Police arrested Ryan Romanoskey, 21, of Edwardsville, on Monday on a retail theft charge. Romanoskey was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.


WEST WYOMING — State police Liquor Control Enforcement recently cited Wyoming Aeriee 1965 Fraternal Order of Eagles, 445 W. Eighth Street, with permitting a loudspeaker that could be heard beyond the property line.


EATON TWP. — Several checks were stolen from Levin Chiropractic sometime between Dec. 24 and Jan. 15. The checks were forged and cashed at several banks, state police at Tunkhannock said.


PLAINS TWP. — Police reported the following:


• John J. Ulichney of Wilkes-Barre was cited with public drunkenness after police found him asleep in a Toyota Tacoma around 7:25 a.m. Friday in the lot of Turkey Hill on South Main Street. He was transported back to his residence.


• Franklin Roth of Wilkes-Barre told police Friday he parked his Jeep on Sand Street at approximately 11:30 a.m. and when he returned at approximately 12:15 p.m. all four rims and tires were gone.


• Police on Friday were called to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center at 10:45 p.m. for a report that someone stole a U.S. stamp machine that was located in the main lobby.


• Police will cite John E. Johnson of Moosic and John Delbalso of Duryea with theft of services. Police said they left Eddie’s Place Diner on East Main Street around 1:20 a.m. Saturday without paying a $22.30 bill.


Robert Stanvitch of Moscow will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center at 12:47 p.m. Sunday for a report of a man who was attempting to use heroin.


Stanvitch was a patient at the hospital and when a nurse came into his room to administer his medication, he was in possession of drug paraphernalia and an illicit drug. Stanvitch stated that he came into the hospital with the items.


HAZLE TWP. — State police in Hazleton reported two retail thefts in the Hazle Township:


• A township man was arrested after attempting to steal about $105 worth of merchandise from Kmart, state police said. Brian DeAngelo was charged with misdemeanor retail theft after trying to leave the department store without paying full price for the items around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, state police said.


• State police continue to search for who stole five cigarette cartons shortly after midnight Thursday from behind the cashier’s counter in the Turkey Hill convenience store at the Route 309 and 28th Street intersection.


Anyone with information on this should call state police Hazleton headquarters at 570-459-3890.


BUTLER TWP. — State police investigated a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning on Interstate 81 north near mile marker 147.6.


According to state police:


Angel Campbell, 25, of Stroudsburg, was traveling south on the interstate around 10:20 a.m. and lost control of her 2001 Dodge Durango. The Durango crossed the grassy median and entered the northbound lanes, where it was struck by a 2011 Volvo truck tractor driven by Patrick Whack, 45, of Greensboro, N.C.


The Durango was pushed onto the guide rail along the east berm.


Campbell suffered an injury to her right shoulder, but refused to be transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. She was not wearing a seat belt. Whack was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.


Campbell was issued a traffic citation for a violation of the vehicle code relating to laned roadways.


WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:


• Police on Sunday morning responded to a report of loud music playing all night at a house on Lehigh Street.


On arrival around 8:30 a.m. police could hear the music and knocked on the door. The woman renting the property, Maria Checo Rodriguez, was told to keep down the music and that she will receive a citation in the mail for violating the city’s noise ordinance.


• Troy Taylor, of Walnut Street, reported Monday a 32 inch JVC television was stolen from his residence.


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