WILKES-BARRE — Patricia Lapallo, of Carey Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, was cited with retail theft after she allegedly concealed two onions upon her person at Schiel’s Market, 30 Hanover St., on Tuesday. Lapallo said she “made a mistake,” police said.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police reported the following:
• Alyssa Glowacki reported that someone smashed the front passenger side window of her Nissan Ultima while it was parked in the Ulta lot at Arena Hub Plaza on Wednesday and stole a gym bag containing various personal items and clothing from inside the vehicle. Estimated value of the theft is $200.
• The store manager at Best Buy in Arena Hub Plaza reported on Wednesday that an unknown male had stolen three XBox 360 game controllers valued at $190.77 and fled the store in a silver Honda Accord.
• The store manager at Dollar General, 677 Kidder St., reported on Wednesday that an unknown male and female had stolen two Mr. Clean Magic Eraser mops and one bottle of Clorox, valued at $31.75, and fled the store in a red vehicle.
KINGSTON — Municipal police reported the following:
• Sgt. Thomas McTague and Officer Robert Miller of Kinsgton police assisted State Department of Parole on Tuesday at the home of Gregory Meade, who they say fled out window, got into his vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed, not stopping for stop signs.
McTague pursued Meade and Meade was taken into custody on North Gates Avenue when he tried to run from the vehicle into a home, police said.
Meade, 41, was charged with fleeing and eluding police, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and numerous traffic violations. He was arraigned before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston and, unable to post $10,000 bail, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday before Roberts.
• While conducting a traffic stop on Pierce Street on March 10, police said Officer Robert Miller found a passenger, Jason Demski, 31, of Nanticoke, in possession of suspected crack cocaine. Demski was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned before Roberts and jailed at the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail.
• During a traffic stop Monday on Market Street, Officer Robert Miller took into custody James Fussner, 31, of Pittston, who was a passenger in the vehicle and who was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff.
• Officer Robert Miller spotted William Smith, 22, of Edwardsville, walking on Main Street on March 15, took him into custody and transported him to the county prison, as Smith was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff, police said.
Smith was walking with Patrick Merrick, 24, of Wilkes-Barre. Merrick was found to be in possession of 25 small bags of suspected marijuana and a crack cocaine pipe. Merrick was charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Merric was arraigned before District Judge Paul Roberts and jailed at the county prison for lack of$5,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday before Roberts.
PLAINS TWP. — Township police found 260 heroin packets and a handgun when they served a search warrant at a motel on Thursday.
Police said Michale Jamal Ingram, 27, address unknown, and Stacia Maria Douglas, 34, of Wilkes-Barre, were inside the motel room at the Red Roof Inn when it was searched.
Police said they recovered 260 heroin packets hidden in modified containers designed to conceal drugs, a scale, cell phones, and a handgun inside the motel room.
Ingram and Douglas were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. They were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail each.
PLAINS TWP. — A Hanover Township man was arrested when state police at Wyoming served a search warrant a motel allegedly finding him cutting and packaging raw heroin.
Basim Labeeb Murdaugh, 32, of Spring Street, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.
State police served a search warrant at a room at the Microtel Inn and Suites, state Route 315, on Thursday allegedly finding Murdaugh.
A large amount of raw heroin, numerous bricks of heroin with each brick containing 50 heroin packets, empty wax paper packets, a stamper, a blender, rubber bands, and a bar of sweetener used as a cutting agent were found inside the motel room, according to the criminal complaint.