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HAZLETON — City police reported the following:

- Carlos Arias, 45, of New Jersey told police Saturday his 2003 Hyundai was vandalized while parked in a lot in the 700 block of West Broad Street.

- A woman said she was robbed of her wallet around 1:35 p.m. Saturday while in the area of Diamond Avenue and Seybert Street. The suspect is a white male with a dark-colored jacket. He fled on foot. The woman was not injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 459-4940.

- Police are investigating a reported break-in at a residence in the 20 block of West Diamond Avenue. A locked rear door was forced open between 6:30 p.m Friday and 5:55 a.m. Saturday, police said.

- David King, 48, of North Wyoming Street told police Saturday a blue and black, 20-inch boy’s bicycle was stolen from the rear of his residence on April 14.

- Police are investigating the reported theft of copper pipes from a residence in the 500 block of Arthur Street. The theft occurred between 4 p.m. Friday and 4:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

- Anthony Perez, 18 was issued a citation for disorderly conduct after police were dispatched to the 600 block of Locust Street for a reported disturbance around 4:30 p.m. Friday. Police said he smashed a window.

BEAR CREEK TWP. — State police said two men from Freeland were arrested after burglarizing a house Friday afternoon on state Route 115. Christopher Albertson, 32, and Reese Tankalavage, 23, were stopped on Interstate 80 by a Butler Township police officer after they fled, police said.

Albertson allegedly broke into the residence of Glen Cronauer while Tankalavage waited in a car. Cronauer’s father confronted Tankalavage, who drove away with Albertson, state police said. Cronauer’s father got the license plate of the fleeing car. Police agencies were notified and the pair was apprehended. Tankalavage and Albertson were charged with conspiracy and burglary and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail each.

WILKES-BARRE — A person visiting the Osterhout Free Library on South Franklin Street reported a backpack containing a Netbook computer and charger was stolen on Wednesday afternoon. The owner of the backpack said he set it on a table and returned a book to a shelf around 2:30 p.m. When he returned to the table, the backpack was gone.

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