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September 10. 2013 11:36PM

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WILKES-BARRE — City police on Tuesday asked for assistance in locating a teenage runaway.

Alexus “Lexy” Kasteleba, 14, has been a runaway since March. She had been known to frequent the Tolling Mills section of Wilkes-Barre and the Boulevard Town Homes area and is believed to be harbored by family members, police said.

Kasteleba is 5 feet tall with hazel eyes and has mouth piercings. She was recently seen with dyed black hair.

Anyone who sees her or knows of her whereabouts should call 911.

HAZLETON — City police reported the following:

• Police are investigating several thefts at Cedar Street Supply in which several storage lockers were broken into. Items taken are unknown at this time.

• Madelyn Paulino, of Hazleton, reported someone broke into her 2010 Honda Pilot while it was parked in the 500 block of Hayes Street sometime between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2 and stole a Garmin GPS unit, an iPad, a purse and a watch.

• Police are investigating the theft of a red Troy-Bilt lawn mower in the 700 block of Alter Street sometime between 3 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents should contact Hazleton police at 570-459-4940 or via dialing 911.

WILKES-BARRE — Amy Marcinkiewicz, 34, of North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, has been charged with providing false identification to law enforcement and receiving stolen property as a result of a theft investigation initiated on July 30, police said.

NOXEN TWP. — State police in Tunkhannock are investigating a case of animal cruelty in which someone shot a dog.

The Beagle/German shepherd mix named Romeo was shot once in the front left leg and once through his right ear after he wandered away from his residence at 113 Dimmock Hill Road at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

It appears that the dog was shot with a small-caliber round.

Romeo was treated and the cost for medical care was more than $5,000, police said.

Anyone with information, tips or leads should call state police at 570-836-2141.

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