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WILKES-BARRE — Police reported the following:


• John Gribble, of Davis Place, Wilkes-Barre, was taken into custody on Friday afternoon on an outstanding felony arrest warrant for theft, police said.


• While on routine patrol at 3:39 p.m. Monday, police noticed man in a car parked on the side of the Pantry Quik store at 161 Carey Ave. and spotted a hypodermic needle, spoon, bottle cap, needle caps, and a needle plunger on the passenger side floor board, as well as empty wax paper packets commonly used to store heroin, police said.


Police ordered the driver, Richard Dellacroce, of Poplar Street, Wilkes-Barre, out of the car, arrested him and took him to police headquarters, where he was processed and released. Police said he will be charged at a later date.


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


• Loss prevention at The Bon-Ton, Wyoming Valley Mall, said that on Monday they observed Julian Redd, 19, of Wilkes-Barre and Port Ritchey, Fla., allegedly conceal merchandise valued at $67.98 in a backpack and exited store into the parking lot without paying for the merchandise. Police said they issued a non-traffic citation and he was released.


• Loss prevention at The Bon-Ton said that on Sunday they observed a female juvenile from Wilkes-Barre conceal $139 worth of jewelry and leave the store into the mall common area without paying. Police said they issued her a non-traffic citation and she was released to a guardian.


• Loss prevention from JCPenney, Wyoming Valley Mall, on Saturday reported to police James Aloysius Cross of Scranton allegedly concealed $36 in merchandise and tried to leave the store. When store loss prevention attempted to stop Cross, he allegedly began to struggle with personnel and then with police when they arrived. He was taken into custody and will be charged with felony retail theft, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at a later date, police said.


• The manager of the Wine & Spirits Store at Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace on Friday observed via video surveillance a woman concealing a bottle of Grey Goose vodka, retail value $26.99, in her purse and leaving without paying. She got into a dark-colored SUV and left the area.


On the same day and at the same store, the manager said he observed via video surveillance a man concealing a bottle of Remy Martin Champagne Cognac, retail value $40, in his pants and leaving without paying. He got into a small silver-colored vehicle and fled.


• Todd Makavensky, 35, of Glen Lyon, and Raymond Drexler, 56, of Nanticoke, were to be charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy after loss prevention officers at Target at Wilkes-Barre Township Commons alleged they saw the two allegedly leave the store on Thursday without paying for $848 in merchandise.


HANOVER TWP. — Karen Anne Deluca, 47, of Hanover Township, was charged on Monday with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol after an investigation into a crash on Dec. 26, police said.


Police said Deluca was driving east on Fellows Avenue, approaching the Sans Souci Parkway at about 9:05 p.m. when she entered the parkway and struck a vehicle that Anthony Androckitis was driving south towards Fellows Avenue.


Androckitis told police he “had the green light and got hit,” while Deluca told them she had been drinking and was “not sure what happened,” police said.


Police said test results showed Deluca had a blood-alcohol content level greater than 0.16 percent. An adult driver is considered intoxicated in Pennsylvania if his or her blood-alcohol content is 0.08 or higher.


One count of DUI was for general impairment; the other was for exceeding the 0.16 percent rate, which carries heftier consequences. Both were a first-time offense. Deluca also was cited with failure to stop at a red signal.


HANOVER TWP. — Zapp’s Potato Chips in the Hanover Industrial Park reported finding two Dumpsters on the property filled with illegally dumped TV parts. The dumping is believed to have occurred sometime between Jan. 22 and Jan. 24 in the evening. Anyone with information is asked to call township police at 570-825-1254.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police on Monday took two wanted people into custody in two separate traffic stops and arrested two others from one of the stops on multiple charges.


Police said they stopped a vehicle on Page Avenue for an equipment violation and found that the driver, Carlton Randolph, 50, of Edwardsville, was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff and the Superior Court of Wilmington, Del., for failing to register as a sexual offender. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.


Police said they stopped a vehicle on Third Avenue for a equipment violation and found that passenger Magdala Gordon was wanted by the Berks County Sheriff’s Office. A charge of providing false identification to law enforcement to avoid being arrested for the warrant is pending, police said.


Also arrested were Anthony Coburn, 33, of Kingston, who was to be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence; and Daniel Gross, 31, of Luzerne, who was charged and jailed in the county prison on charges of tampering with evidence, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, misbranding pills and driving with a license suspended in a DUI-related case, police said.


LARKSVILLE — Borough police reported the following:


• The owner of McLaughlin Lawn Care on East Main Street reported on Monday that someone cut the fence surrounding his property in the rear of the property. Once onside, the vandal cut the locks off two trailers and a storage shed. The owner was not aware of anything having been stolen.


• Police on Monday investigated a report that someone possibly tried to enter a garage on Sixth Street. The owner reported that footprints left in the snow showed where the person walked from Sixth Street onto his property and around his garage. The footprints were also observed near a residence on Sixth Street.


• A man reported on Monday that someone rummaged through the glove compartment and center console of his wife’s vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block of East Broadway Street. Nothing appeared to have been taken. The same kind of incident was reported by a man whose wife’s vehicle was parked in the 600 block of Vine Street.


• Officers were dispatched to a residence on Schraeder Street just before midnight Sunday for a report of a dog barking in the woods. Police found in the rear of the caller’s property a large brown and white dog near some trees that appeared to be restrained. Upon closer inspection, the dog was found to be held by a wire snare.


Police approached the dog, removed the snare and the dog then left the area. A check of the wire snare showed that it was properly marked with the trapper’s name and address. Cable restraints are legal for use during the current trapping season for foxes and coyotes because of the freezing conditions that render the normal traps ineffective, police said.


The homeowner that called did not recognize the dog.


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