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Police warn public of cellphone thefts

Wilkes-Barre police are warning the public about a recent rash of cellphone thefts. While most are non-violent, there have been occasions where force was used. There have been three incidents alone between Tuesday and Wednesday:

• A juvenile from the 200 block of Madison Street had his cellphone plugged into a charger on his front porch Tuesday evening when a suspect known to him came on to the porch and left with the phone. Charges are to be filed.

• A juvenile at Miner Park reported her phone was missing after she set it down nearby to attend cheerleading practice Tuesday night.

• A victim whose car was parked at the Intermodal parking garage Tuesday night was approached by a teenage male asking to borrow his phone. The victim gave his phone to the suspect, who walked away with it. The victim followed and was confronted by several male teens who assaulted him. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

• Wednesday afternoon, a 24-year-old man flagged down an officer on patrol near the Intermodal after two males asking to borrow his phone fled with it. A person with the suspect remained at the scene and told officers he recently met the suspect and did not take an active role in the theft.


Photo of alleged gunman released

Police Wednesday released a photo of a man who allegedly fired a handgun early Monday morning after a bouncer confronted him leaving Hun’s Cafe 99 on George Avenue with an alcoholic beverage.

The suspect is a black man in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall, small build, weighing 160 pounds with black hair and medium complexion.


Pollution project receives funds

The Luzerne County Conservation District received $2,000 to provide for the restoration of Nockley’s Warm Water Fishery Tributary within the Solomon Creek Watershed in Hanover Township.

Aaron Stredny, conservation district watershed specialist, said the project will educate and inspire the community while ensuring clean water for future generations.

An initial cleanup date will be held July 1, 9 a.m. to noon, next to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hanover Township. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.luzc.org or call Stredny at 570-574-7991.


Today is deadline for shingles clinic

The Wilkes-Barre City Health Department will hold a free shingles clinic on July 8 between 10 a.m. and noon and 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. There are limited doses available, which were supplied by the state Health Department.

The clinic is open to Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne County residents over the age of 50. People are asked to make an appointment by calling 208-0500 today, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Dealer to host Corvette gathering

Fairway Chevrolet will hold its annual Corvette show Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the dealership’s grounds at 1101 N. Church St., (Route 309) Hazle Township. Rain date is Sunday. All Corvette owners, Corvette clubs and other auto clubs are welcome to show their Corvettes.

There will be no entry or admission fee. Trophies will be awarded in various categories. There will be food vendors with music by DJ Jim Dino.

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