WILKES-BARRE — A woman went to police headquarters Monday at about noon to report she had been assaulted with a knife at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The victim reported she was out for a run and while on South Pennsylvania Avenue near the South Street Bridge when she was approached by a thin black female who asked her for a light. The victim stated the black female suspect then demanded the victim’s black bag which contained her ID card, medication and clothing. The suspect then pulled a knife out and began to slash the victim on her arms.
The victim sustained several slash marks to both her arms and one slash to the back of her neck. The victim stated she threw her black bag at the suspect and fled then went to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for treatment.
City police also reported:
• Officers were dispatched to Casey Park at about 5 p.m. Monday for a report of someone breaking into the concession stand taking items. Several children who had been playing in the area told police two juvenile males ran from the stand. Officers observed one panel to the stand on the ground. The West side door to the structure was unlocked. Police could not determine if the panel was pulled from the building or fell from the rusted hinges. Several other panels appeared to have damaged hinges. Public works arrived on scene and re-secured the building.
• Kasine Thomas was arrested, taken to police headquarters and charged with simple assault Monday afternoon in connection with a domestic fight at 500 N. Main St. Luzerne County Adult Probation issued a detainer for the defendant.
A woman told police she got into an argument with Thomas. The victim stated that Thomas punched her in the face and head, pulled her hair, choked her and dragged her on the floor each time she attempted to leave the residence.
• Sometime between Feb. 22 and Sunday, someone climbed on top of one of the two portable bathrooms on the north side of the North Wilkes-Barre Little League Association concession/maintenance building in Hollenback Park, broke through the window, entered the building, ransacked it and took a Troy-Bilt riding lawnmower valued at $1,000. The lawnmower was missing the battery and was pushed out of the building and through the gate along North Washington Street.
• A mother of an 11-year-old girl reported on July 8 that her daughter’s iPod was stolen from a daycare facility on South Washington Street.
• A man reported Sunday his black and gold GT Performance mountain bicycle was stolen from the front of Movies 14 on East Northampton Street. The bicycle was chained to a fire hydrant.
• A homeowner on McLean Street reported Sunday the liner of a pool was ripped when an unknown person threw a spoon in the pool.
• Police cited Ibin Fuquan Ali Bryant, of Wilkes-Barre, with disorderly conduct after he allegedly set off fireworks in the 400 block of East Northampton Street at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
• An unoccupied city police cruiser was struck by another vehicle that drove away at the city’s Department of Public Works garage on Conyngham Avenue.
• Police charged Weslee McDermott, 19, of Sylvanus Street, Wilkes-Barre, with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday. Police allege McDermott was in possession of marijuana and a scale while investigating suspicious vehicles under the South Street Bridge. McDermott was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.
• A woman reported Tuesday that while she was sleeping, an unknown man entered her residence on Maffett Street and stole her purse that was on a chair.
• A mother residing on Scott Street reported Tuesday her 18-year-old daughter, Reumiah Hutton, has not been seen since she left their residence on Saturday. Hutton is described as a black woman, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
• A letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service reported Tuesday a window on his mail delivery vehicle was smashed while he was delivering mail at the Sherman Hills apartment complex.
• A man residing in 100 block of Dagobert Street reported Tuesday that while he was sleeping, an unknown person entered his residence through an open kitchen window and had stolen a Sony Play Station 4, 10 video games, a wallet and a purse. The suspect used the man’s bank card at a local store.
• Police said occupants of an Old River Road residence reported Tuesday that when they woke up, they discovered their residence had been ransacked and items taken. The suspect entered the residence by cutting window screen and unlocking the rear door. Police said a Gateway laptop computer, a Verizon Ellipsis iPad, a Mp3 player, two wallets and two purses were stolen.
• A homeowner on Willow Street reported Tuesday he noticed an open door to the other side of his double-block residence and a kitchen window was open. Police said the residence had been ransacked.
• A woman reported Tuesday her silver 2002 Chrysler Concord, Pennsylvania license plate JMH-6237, was stolen from her driveway on Willow Street. The woman claimed the doors were locked and no keys were inside it.
• Police said a 56-year-old man was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Sunday after he was assaulted by three men on railroad tracks behind the vacant Murray Complex building.