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May 02. 2013 11:51PM
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WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

• Police on Monday responded to a reported burglary at the snack bar at Kirby Park.

Stolen sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 11:40 a.m. Wednesday were a 24-inch Sansui TV and an unknown amount of coins, candy and chips.

• A resident at 56 Hillside St. reported on Wednesday that someone entered his vehicle overnight and took cash from it.

HAZLETON — City police reported the following:

• Elizabeth Garcia reported Thursday that someone stole a patio umbrella from her porch overnight. Anyone with information should contact city police by dialing 911.

• Ramon Castro Jr. and Tyrone S. McCoy, both of West 4th Street, Hazleton, were cited with disorderly conduct after police responded to a report of a neighbor dispute that resulted in a fight in the area of West 4th Street and Sherman Court at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

• Adam Matarese, of Hayes Street, Hazleton, was cited with two counts of disorderly conduct after police responded to a reported fight in the area of East Diamond Avenue and Seybert Street and saw a male fleeing. Matarese was observed causing a disturbance outside 129 E. Diamond Ave., police said.

• Leydey Mordan was to be cited with violating the city noise ordinance after an incident of alleged loud noise inside her apartment in the 800 block of Alter Street at about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, disturbing other residents in the building, police said.

• Police responded to a reported theft in the 200 block of West Maple Street just after 2 a.m. Thursday after a man reported a female suspect took a television from his room while he was asleep. Anyone with information should contact Hazleton police.

NANTICOKE — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited Walkowiak Inc., operating as Walkowiak’s Cafe, 407 E. Noble St., Nanticoke, with violating the state liquor and crimes codes by possessing or operating gambling devices or paraphernalia or permitting gambling or lotteries, poolselling or bookmaking on the premises on Aug. 1.

HAZLETON — A city man faces child pornography charges after detectives alleged that they traced back pornographic videos to his computer.

While conducting undercover investigations into the Internet sharing of child pornography, Luzerne County Detective Charles Balogh, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Trooper Mark Mackachinas, of the state police Northeast Computer Crime Unit, found a computer on the ARES file-sharing network that contained files with child pornography.

The computer was traced back to Victor Quezada-Gabriel, 20, of East Diamond Avenue. Police served a search warrant at Quezada-Gabriel’s address on Thursday and seized a computer and a flash drive, each of which has five video files depicting child pornography on them.

Police say Quezada-Gabriel admitted to downloading child pornography and was looking for girls between the ages of 14 and 15.

Quezada-Gabriel was charged with 10 counts of child pornography, two counts of disseminating photos or films of child sex acts and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He was arraigned before District Judge James Dixon and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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