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Police blotter


October 11. 2013 12:13AM

By - smocarsky@civitasmedia.com - (570) 991-6386






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LARKSVILLE — Police obtained a video image of a truck they believe was used in a theft from J & L Used Auto Parts on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.


Borough police were dispatched to the auto parts dealership at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, when the owner told them a witness who lives across the street saw someone walking back and forth near the locked gate. The owner checked on his business and discovered that a transmission that had been near the front gate had been stolen.


The owner checked his video surveillance system and the suspect could be seen carrying the auto part from in front of the gate to the rear of the adjacent car wash. The oil trail disappeared, indicating that the part was placed in the trunk or bed of a vehicle.


The suspect appears to be a slim white male, dressed in dark pants with a light-colored hoodie pulled up over his head.


The video from the car wash was checked, and police described the vehicle involved as a 2001 to 2004 Chevrolet S-10 crew cab. The upper half of the truck is believed to be dark blue and the lower half is gold or tan. Anyone with information regarding this vehicle is asked to contact Larksville Borough police at 570-714-9847.


HAZLE TWP. — Luis A. Pena, 20, of West Hazleton, reported that someone took a Mugen bendable front lip from the front fender of his 1997 Honda Civic while it was parked at NBTY Vitamin, 10 Simmons Drive, sometime between 4 and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, state police at Hazleton said.


Anyone with information should call police at 570-459-3890.


HAZLETON — City police reported the following:


• Someone struck a 1994 Ford Econoline van while it was parked in the area of 17th Street and Emerald Court between 3 p.m. Sunday and 10 p.m. Monday.


• Someone struck a 2012 Toyota Corolla while it was parked in the area of Church and Juniper streets sometime between 1:40 and 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.


Investigations continue into these incidents. Anyone with information should contact Hazleton police at 570-459-4940 or via dialing 911.


• A woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon.


Brandon Kotansky, of North Church Street, Hazleton, was driving a 2003 Buick Rendezvous west on 19th Street when it collided with a 2001 Nissan Maxima that Dora Martinez, of West Chapel Street, Hazleton, was driving north on Locust Street just before 3 p.m.


Martinez was transported by American Patient Transport Systems to Hazleton General Hospital for treatment. No information was available on her condition Thursday night.




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