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WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

• A clerk at the Turkey Hill Minit Market, reported that four males were loitering outside the store at about 2:20 a.m. Thursday and, when he asked them to leave, one of them began punching him in the face. The males then fled east on Scott Street, then north on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard in a silver Hyundia four-door sedan.

• Daysean Henderson, of Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, was to be charged with possession of marijuana after police initiated a traffic stop at about 8:40 p.m. Monday near 164 Sambourne St. on a maroon Chevrolet sedan for having no inspection stickers, police sdaid.

Officers detected the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle, and when Henderson leaned over to retrieve paperwork from the glove box, officers saw “multiple burnt roaches sitting in the ashtray.” Henderson told them he smoked marijuana when officers asked what was in the ashtray, police said.

In a search subsequent to arrest, police said they found three bags of marijuana on Henderson.

• Two children were taken into protective custody by Luzerne County Children and Youth Services after police found three vials of suspected crack cocaine on their mother, Kristen Dudzik of Woodside Drive. Dudzik was searched after she was arrested for retail theft and public drunkenness on Friday. Police responded to a shoplifting report at Boscov’s at 4:10 p.m. and were told a woman, later identified as Dudzik attempted to leave the store without paying for a pair of jean shorts. Dudzik had slurred speech and lethargic behavior, consistent with drug use. She was in possession of drug paraphernalia and the suspected crack cocaine.

• Police are investigating the theft of two rifles from a residence on North Meade Street. The resident told police that between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday his residence was burglarized. A Marlin 30/30 hunting rifle, a Smith & Wesson AR-15 rifle and a safe were taken from an upstairs bedroom.

• Erick Mondelice, of Priestly Street, was charged after he led police on a chase through the city’s North End Friday. Police saw him run a stop sign at the intersection of Madison and East Hollenback streets. He ran several other stop signs and traveled the wrong way on one-way streets at a high rate of speed before crashing into a parked vehicle on East Chestnut Street at 6:37 p.m. Mondelice attempted to get out of the vehicle, but returned to the driver’s seat following the crash. Police gave several commands to stop and show his hands before an officer used a Taser on him. He complied and was taken into custody for fleeing and recklessly endangering others. Police found four small plastic bags containing suspected cocaine during a search.

• Charles Barthold, of George Avenue, was cited for disorderly conduct Saturday after police responded to a report of a neighbor harassing another neighbor on Hayes Lane. Police arrived at approximately 3 p.m. and saw 10 to 12 people in the area, including young children. A woman said she came out of her residence and saw water and gravel had washed into her driveway from the neighbor’s pool. She said the neighbor, later identified as Barthold, got out of the pool and made an obscene gesture and yelled profanities at her. Police asked Barthold for his side of the story , but he yelled and cursed at them, despite orders to desist. He was taken into custody. Barthold smelled of an alcoholic beverage and showed signs of intoxication. He was taken to police headquarters and cited.

• Police Saturday used a Taser twice on Dwayne Greats, of Park Avenue, after he tried to run away from them when a records check indicated there was a warrant for his arrest.

Police saw a man loitering in the area of Brown and Poplar streets at approximately 3:30 p.m. It is a high-crime, high-drug area. When questioned by police, he said he was arguing with his girlfriend. He produced a New York identification card. Police checked with Luzerne County 911 and were informed that Greats was wanted. He heard the radio transmission and fled. He ignored orders to stop and police fired a Taser, hitting him in the buttocks and mid-back area. He fell to the ground and was told to place his hands behind his back, but got up and attempted to flee. Police fired a Taser again and Greats complied. He was taken to police headquarters and held for an arraignment.

• Police filed a charge of indirect criminal contempt against Phillip Sam, of Boland Avenue, Hanover Township, on Saturday for violating a no contact Protection from Abuse order. A woman who obtained the PFA against Sam said he drove up to her residence on Woodside Drive at approximately 4:45 p.m. and told her to get in and come home with him. The woman told Sam that he was not to have any contact with her. She told him that she was calling Luzerne County 911 and he drove away. Police were unable to locate him.

BUTLER TWP. — Police reported the following:

• Michael Ryder, 21 and of Drums, was charged with simple assault and harassment in connection with an assault on May 24 at a residence in the 200 block of Bear Run Drive. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 28 at District Judge Daniel O’Donnell in Sugarloaf.

• A beagle was found Thursday in the area of Terrace Road. It is in the Hazleton Animal Shelter.

• Homeowners on Charlwood Drive said a Craftsman leaf blower, hedge trimmer, weed trimmer, a DeWalt circular saw and electronic items were stolen between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

• Several windows were reported smashed Friday at a garage in the 500 block of North Butler Terrace Drive.

• A resident of Dogwood Road reported an Excam model GT 27 handgun was stolen from a car parked in driveway between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

JESSUP — The state police fire marshal unit is investigating the cause of fire Friday that destroyed Scranton Cooperage in the Mid-Valley Industrial Park in Lackawanna County. There were no injuries. The fire is not considered suspicious, state police said.

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