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WILKES-BARRE — Items were stolen from a 2001 Ford Taurus while it was parked behind Frank’s Pizza on South Main Street on Wednesday.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Susan Bialko, of Elk Street, reported her 2011 Ford Fiesta was damaged. A can of vegetables thrown at the car dented the driver’s side door.


• Police said Joseph Beach, 21, of Glen Lyon, was transported to a hospital after he was found laying on the bathroom floor of McDonald’s on Sans Souci Parkway Thursday morning.


• Police said Robert Paul Cook, 19, of Clarks Crossroad, was apprehended Thursday on an arrest warrant from Luzerne County Juvenile Probation.


• Police said three boys, 10 to 12 years old, smashed a window at the closed Lynwood School on Colley and Mack streets at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday. The boys rode bicycles and were last seen on Van Horn Street riding toward West End Road.


One boy wore a gray T-shirt and orange hat, another boy has a gray T-shirt and red khaki shorts, and the third boy had a green T-shirt and baseball pants.


• Police said the driver of a black Acura, 2010 to 2012 model, drove away after striking Hector Alamerda, who was riding a bicycle across a driveway between M&T Bank and the Sunoco Service Station on the Sans Souci Parkway at 5 p.m. Saturday.


The driver got out, asked Alamerda if he was OK, and drove away. Alamerda returned to work and later went to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for pain, police said.


The driver is described as a white male, 45 to 50 years old, wearing glasses, medium build, about 180 pounds.


Anyone with information is asked to call Hanover Township police at 825-1254.


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


• McMetz Inc., doing business as Two-G’s Restaurant, was recently cited with failing to notify the state Liquor Control Board within 15 days of a change of manager.


• Enforcement statistics for August: complaints received, 92; visits to licensed establishments, 374; age compliance checks, nine; licensed establishments that sold alcohol to minor, four; administrative citations, 18; warnings, 20; criminal arrest, 36; seized 7 liters of liquor.


WRIGHT TWP. — Jovani Paniagua Gaytan, 26, of Hazleton, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of provising false identification and driving without a license. He was released without bail.


Township police stopped Gaytan for driving a vehicle with an inoperable headlight on Crestwood Drive on Aug. 31. Gaytan did not have a driver’s license but provided a state identification card that provided a name of a man who is jailed in Missouri, according to the criminal complaint.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• Police cited Peter Thomas, 34, of South Cedar Street, with harassment after investigating an incident in the 200 block of South Cedar Street on Tuesday.


• A woman’s wallet was found Tuesday in the 500 block of Peace Street.


• Police charged Mark Chalgreen, 24, of Wilkes-Barre, and Brandon Zeigler, 22, of Weatherly, with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy on Tuesday when they were allegedly found on property of Northeast Restaurant Equipment on Powell Drive. Zeigler was also charged with possessing instruments of crime.


• Numerous power tools were stolen from a garage in the 100 block of Carleton Avenue from Sept. 7 to Tuesday.


• Police are investigating a burglary in the 170 block of North Cedar Street early Wednesday morning.


• Police believe an older-model green coupe struck a parked vehicle in the 800 block of Grant Street late Tuesday night. The driver of the couple drove away heading west on West 15th Street.


• Four lawn chairs and a wicker table were stolen from the front of a house in the 700 block of Seybert Street on Wednesday.


• Graffiti was spray painted on the side of a commercial building in the 700 block of West Broad Street.


• White wicker porch furniture was stolen from a residence in the 500 block of North Wyoming Street on Wednesday.


• Brown wicker porch furniture was stolen from a residence in the 100 block of West First Street on Wednesday.


• A lock was damaged to a storage unit on North Cedar Street and a lime-green Royce Union mountain bicycle was stolen from Aug. 19 to Sept. 2.


• Police charged Andrea Pena, 48, of Hazleton, with two counts of endangering the welfare of children when she allegedly left a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old unsupervised at a residence in the 700 block of North Locust Street on Wednesday. Pena was released after posting $500 bail.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Sept. 25.

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