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HANOVER TWP. — State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported the following:


• Ronald J. Pohala, doing business as Russell’s Cafe, 490 W. State St., Larksville, recently was cited with failing to return the restaurant liquor license and liquor purchase permit cards after the licensed establishment had not been in operation for 15 consecutive days.


• Bottle Caps, 139 E. Main St., Plymouth, recently was cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


• American Legion Home Association Post 495, at 575 state Route 239, Huntington Township, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries, and failure to post signage as required by the state Clean Indoor Air Act.


• O’Nos Bar and Grill, 236 Zerby Ave., Kingston, recently was cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• Police apprehended Alejandro A. Guillen, 40, of Hazleton, on a warrant from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on Wednesday, they said. Guillen was jailed at the county prison.


• No injuries were reported when Lisa Hoffman, of Hazleton, opened the driver’s side door of her vehicle that was struck by a passing Hazleton Public Transit bus on Laurel Street on Wednesday.


PLAINS TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Police cited Amanda Lopez, 22, and Tania Staer, 32, both of Mack Street, and Jazmine Gutierrez, no age or address given, each with harassment after investigating a disturbance at 22 Mack St. at 11:42 a.m. on April 11. The citations were filed with District Judge Diana Malast.


• Police charged Robert A. Lucernoni Jr., 33, of Port Orange, Fla, on evidence of drunken driving after a traffic stop on state Route 315 at 1:30 p.m. April 11. Lucernoni was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, where he refused to submit to a blood test, police said.


Lucernoni was charged with drunken driving when he allegedly was found intoxicated after crashing a van on North Main Street earlier this month, police said.


Lucernoni is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving, driving without a license, failure to stop at red signal and driving a vehicle with a suspended registration sticker. The charges were filed with District Judge Diana Malast.


WILKES-BARRE — A city man was charged Wednesday with possessing videos of children engaged in sex acts.


Joel Alberto Hernandez-Romero, 31, of Coal Street, was charged with 10 counts of child pornography, two counts of dissemination of child pornography and a single count of criminal use of communication facility. He was arraigned by District Judge Rick Cronauer and jailed at the county prison for lack of $50,000 bail.


Investigators with the Northeast Computer Crime Task Force — consisting of Luzerne County detectives and the state police Northeast Computer Crime Unit — allege Hernandez-Romero downloaded several videos of children engaged in sex acts with adults, according to the criminal complaint. Videos of child pornography were traced to a laptop computer registered to Hernandez-Romero’s employer, the complaint says.


Hernandez-Romero was arrested when investigators served a search warrant at his employer. “I knew I was going to get caught; it was a matter of time,” Hernandez-Romero told investigators, according to the complaint. “I can’t justify what I did; I was wrong. I did it. I will do my time.”


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on April 25 before District Judge Martin Kane.





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