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HANOVER TWP. — A man getting into his vehicle was robbed of his wallet and medication near the former Spinning Wheel restaurant on Carey Avenue on Sunday night.

Michael Faux, of Nanticoke, reported he parked his truck in the parking lot of the closed restaurant and walked to Turkey Hill across the street at about 11:58 p.m. When he returned to his truck, a man approached him and placed something against his back and demanded his wallet.

The suspect took a prescription bottle from inside Faux’s truck, and was last seen walking across the closed bridge on Division Street. The suspect wore a hat, black hooded sweatshirt and dark blue jeans.

Faux was not injured.

WEST WYOMING — State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement recently cited Wyoming Aerie 1965 Fraternal Order of Eagles, 445 W. Eighth St., with permitting a loudspeaker that caused the sound of music or other entertainment to be heard beyond the property line.

HUNLOCK TWP. — State police reported a 63-year-old man was the victim of a scam Saturday.

The man said that he was contacted by phone and told that he won $1.5 million and Mercedes-Benz from Publishers Clearinghouse. The man said he was instructed to wire $500 using a a MoneyPak from Walmart in order to claim his prize. He said that he complied and later realized he was the victim of a scam.

State police advised against wiring money in order to claim prizes.

PLAINS TWP. — A woman from Wilkes-Barre crashed her vehicle that severed a utility pole on East Mountain Boulevard late Saturday afternoon.

Township police said Mikel Zavec, 35, had to be assisted from a Pontiac Grand Am that was found in a wooded area near the damaged pole at about 5 p.m.

Zavec was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, where she became uncooperative and irate with police and medical staff, police said.

Police said the investigation is continuing and charges might be filed.

WINDHAM TWP. — State police at Tunkhannock arrested David Michael Yates, 46, of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., on Sunday on charges he threw a 43-year-old man into the metal deck on the Laceyville River Bridge.

Yates was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. He was released from the Wyoming County Prison when he posted $50,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on April 3 before District Judge Carl Smith in Tunkhannock.

DUNMORE — A Pittston woman was not injured when she lost control of her vehicle on a sleet-covered bridge crossing Interstate 81 on Sunday.

State police at Dunmore said Desiree Kaspriski, 40, lost control of her 2005 Nissan Altima while driving on state Route 8024 at about 5:10 p.m. Kaspriski’s vehicle struck a concrete barrier.

HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton said someone used a credit card owned by Carmine Christy, 58, without permission to purchase $515 worth of items from Macy’s Department Store in Marlow Heights, Md.

HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton said about 200 feet of copper valued at $1,600 was stolen from Electrical Systems Co. of Jackson, Tenn., at the American Eagle construction site on Oak Ridge Road on Thursday into Friday.

BLACK CREEK TWP. — A power generator and a bayonet knife was stolen from Doug Reider on Boulevard Road sometime between March 24 and March 28, state police at Hazleton said.

DORRANCE TWP. — John T. Hogan, 22, of Dunmore, was not injured when he lost control of a 2007 Ford Focus that overturned when merging onto an off-ramp of Interstate 81 on Sunday.

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police reported the following:

• Police cited Joel Diaz, 37, of Wilkes-Barre, with retail theft after he allegedly stole shoes from Bon Ton, Wyoming Valley Mall, on Saturday. Diaz was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for an unrelated arrest warrant.

• Aaron Hogan reported Sunday someone smashed the passenger-side window on his 2010 GMC Canyon while it was parked near Babies R Us, Wilkes-Barre Township Commons.

• Store security at TJ Maxx, Arena Hub Plaza, reported Sunday a woman stole $87 worth of merchandise and drove away in a blue Plymouth Neon, which had front-end damage and a missing front grille.

• Store security at Sears, Wyoming Valley Mall, reported Thursday a man stole a Craftsman drill set valued at $140.

KINGSTON — Two unlocked vehicles in the parking lot of Gerrity’s Supermarket, Luzerne Shopping Center, Pringle, were entered and items stolen over the weekend. Police remind residents to lock their vehicles and to remove items.

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