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WILKES-BARRE — A man charged with robbing a taxi driver was arraigned Sunday on allegations he provided a false name to city police investigating a shooting at the Sherman Hills apartment complex.


Shaundel L. Jackson, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged with providing false identification to law enforcement. He was remanded to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.


Jackson has been jailed since his arrest on July 7 for lack of $25,000 bail on charges he robbed a Burgit City taxi driver and stole the taxi on June 30.


Police said they investigated gunfire in the apartment complex on June 11 and were advised that a moving box truck was scene leaving the area. The box truck returned with Jackson and another person in the cab. Police allege Jackson provided a false name, according to the criminal complaint.


Jackson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the robbery charges today. A preliminary hearing on the false identification charge is scheduled on Aug. 8.


NANTICOKE — Thomas Worthy Painter, 18, of South Hanover Street, Nanticoke, was arraigned Sunday on charges he assaulted and robbed another man.


Painter was charged with two counts of robbery, and one count each of theft, disorderly conduct, simple assault, harassment and false reports to law enforcement. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.


Police allege Painter punched David Beggs and stole Begg’s bag containing alcohol and money near the Apollo Circle apartment complex on July 3, according to the criminal complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 7.


KINGSTON TWP. — Township police remind motorists to keep their vehicles locked and to remove any valuables from sight after a string of thefts from cars in recent days.


There have been numerous vehicle break-ins in the Back Mountain area in recent weeks.


HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton arrested Michael Schumacher, 19, of Minesville, on charges he robbed the Turkey Hill on North Church Street on Sunday.


State police allege Schumacher entered the store at 1:40 a.m. and purchased cigarettes. He re-entered the store at 1:42 a.m. and brandished a large knife while demanding money from the clerk, according to the criminal complaint.


Two customers told state police the suspect drove away in a red Jeep that was found at Schumacher’s residence, the complaint says.


Schumacher was charged with robbery and theft. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $40,000 bail.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 7.


DURYEA — Ronald Eugene Pavalonis, 30, of Main Street, Avoca, was arraigned Sunday on charges he assaulted his wife, who was sleeping near a 2-year-old girl.


Police charged Pavalonis after his wife said he choked her and headbutted her while she slept in bed, according to the criminal complaint.


Pavalonis denied the allegations. He was charged with two counts each of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $30,000 bail.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Sept. 11.


NANTICOKE — Reynol R. Roblerno, 36, of West Broad Street, Nanticoke, was arraigned Sunday on charges he assaulted a woman during an argument about child custody arrangements.


Roblerno was charged with simple assault, harassment and driving with a suspended license. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


Police allege Roblerno was arguing with Francis Otero about child custody when Roblerno accelerated his vehicle knocking Otero to the ground on East Ridge Street on Sunday, according to the criminal complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 7.


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