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KINGSTON — Officer John Sosnoski was dispatched to Pierce Street at 4:12 p.m. Monday to speak to a man who reported that his vehicle was struck by another vehicle.


Sosnoski found that the man, Theodore Derhammer, of Wilkes Barre, was wanted by the Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland. Derhammer was taken into custody and sent to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility to await extradition to Maryland, police said.


HAZLETON — Michael Acri, of the 500 block of North Laurel Street, reported that someone took a gray broom and dust pan from his residence sometime before noon on Thursday. Anyone with information should call Hazleton police via dialing 911.


HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following:


• Mario Tavarez, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with carrying a gun without a license after police recovered a concealed handgun following a traffic stop on Oct. 11, police said.


• Keith Joines, 59, of Stewartown, Kyle Joines, 27, of Dushore and Michael Prazenica, 33, of Lopez, were all charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police found them allegedly in possession of syringes and heroin packets stamped “DAMM” and “Boston” on Sunday in the parking lot of Burger King on Carey Avenue. Township police K-9 Ado helped search the subjects’ vehicle.


• Korey Hill, 18, of Sprague Avenue, Kingston, and Brenyn Laury, 18, of Oak Street, Wilkes-Barre, were taken into custody at the Crossroads Car Wash on Sans Souci Parkway on Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


• Joseph Kurovsky, 23, of Horton Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, certificate of title required and required financial responsibility after a traffic stop Monday on Oxford Street.


WILKES-BARRE — City police assisting a state parole agent recovered a handgun reported stolen in Philadelphia concealed inside 117 Grove St. on Tuesday.


Tina Hall, 53, same address, was arraigned by District Judge Diana Malast in Plains Township on charges of illegal firearm possession and receiving stolen property. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.


According to the criminal complaint:


A state parole agent visited the Grove Street residence for Jamel Johnson and requested assistance from city police due to his mother, Hall, and sister, who is not named, becoming belligerent.


During a search of the house, a .40 caliber handgun was found in Hall’s bedroom, the complaint says. Police said the handgun was wrapped in plastic under women’s clothes.


A records check showed Hall is not permitted to own or possess a gun due to a drug conviction in 1990, according to the complaint.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Nov. 5 before District Judge Rick Cronauer in Wilkes-Barre.


JACKSON TWP. — Township police are investigating damage to a rear door at a residence in the 1200 block of Mountain Road that was discovered on Oct. 21. No entry was made.


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