Barefoot man caught fleeing from scene of shots fired at car in Wilkes-Barre


By Jerry Lynott - [email protected]



Wilkes-Barre police caught a barefoot Craig Reiss of Pittston on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard on Wednesday. Police said he fled after shooting out a car window nearby on Kidder Street.


Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre police took assault suspect Craig Reiss into custody Wednesday after he ran barefoot through snow and brush.


Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

A Wilkes-Barre police officer photographed evidence found Wednesday in the parking lot of the Denny’s restaurant on Kidder Street near where a car window was shot out.


Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre police and fire fighters searched a lot along Scott Street Wednesday for a handgun that was allegedly used by a man to shoot out a car window by the Denny’s restaurant nearby on Kidder Street.


Sean McKeag | Times Leader

A man was taken into custody Wednesday after the rear window of a car was shot out and the slug passed through the windshield of the Ford Focus Wilkes-Barre police stopped on Scott Street.


Sean McKeag | Times Leader

A Wilkes-Barre police officer photographed evidence found Wednesday in the parking lot of the Denny’s restaurant on Kidder Street near where a car window was shot out.


Sean McKeag | Times Leader

A man was taken into custody Wednesday after the rear window of a car was shot out and the slug passed through the windshield of the Ford Focus Wilkes-Barre police stopped on Scott Street.


Sean McKeag | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre police caught a barefoot Craig Reiss of Pittston on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard on Wednesday. Police said he fled after shooting out a car window nearby on Kidder Street.


Sean McKeag | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre police took assault suspect Craig Reiss into custody Wednesday after he ran barefoot through snow and brush.


Sean McKeag | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre police and fire fighters searched a lot along Scott Street Wednesday for a handgun that was allegedly used by a man to shoot out a car window by the Denny’s restaurant nearby on Kidder Street.


Sean McKeag | Times Leader


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    WILKES-BARRE — Police took a man into custody Wednesday after he ran barefoot through snow and brush from where a car window was shot out approximately a quarter mile away on Kidder Street.

    Craig Reiss, 22, of Pittston, was charged with one felony count each of aggravated assault and carrying a gun without a license after he was was caught on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard around 3:30 p.m., police said.

    According to authorities:

    A woman struck Reiss in the face as the two of them were dropping off their roommate at Denny’s restaurant. Reiss then punched the woman in the face and began choking her. He then exited the vehicle and fired a round from a gun through the rear window.

    Reiss then ran westbound from Denny’s through the woods. Police found him attempting to hitch a ride from passing motorists on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard.

    A witness told a Times Leader reporter shots were fired around 3:15 p.m. on Kidder Street near the Denny’s. The witness who asked not to be identified said he was outside the eatery and heard “just a couple of pops.”

    Reiss was sent to Luzerne County’s lockup for lack of $500,000 bail after an arraignment. He is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. March 30.

    Times Leader reporter Melanie Mizenko contributed to this report.

    Check back for updates at timesleader.com.

    Wilkes-Barre police caught a barefoot Craig Reiss of Pittston on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard on Wednesday. Police said he fled after shooting out a car window nearby on Kidder Street.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots-1.jpgWilkes-Barre police caught a barefoot Craig Reiss of Pittston on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard on Wednesday. Police said he fled after shooting out a car window nearby on Kidder Street. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader
    Wilkes-Barre police took assault suspect Craig Reiss into custody Wednesday after he ran barefoot through snow and brush.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots1-1.jpgWilkes-Barre police took assault suspect Craig Reiss into custody Wednesday after he ran barefoot through snow and brush. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader
    A Wilkes-Barre police officer photographed evidence found Wednesday in the parking lot of the Denny’s restaurant on Kidder Street near where a car window was shot out.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots2-1.jpgA Wilkes-Barre police officer photographed evidence found Wednesday in the parking lot of the Denny’s restaurant on Kidder Street near where a car window was shot out. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader
    Wilkes-Barre police and fire fighters searched a lot along Scott Street Wednesday for a handgun that was allegedly used by a man to shoot out a car window by the Denny’s restaurant nearby on Kidder Street.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots11-1.jpgWilkes-Barre police and fire fighters searched a lot along Scott Street Wednesday for a handgun that was allegedly used by a man to shoot out a car window by the Denny’s restaurant nearby on Kidder Street. Sean McKeag | Times Leader
    A man was taken into custody Wednesday after the rear window of a car was shot out and the slug passed through the windshield of the Ford Focus Wilkes-Barre police stopped on Scott Street.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots22-1.jpgA man was taken into custody Wednesday after the rear window of a car was shot out and the slug passed through the windshield of the Ford Focus Wilkes-Barre police stopped on Scott Street. Sean McKeag | Times Leader
    A Wilkes-Barre police officer photographed evidence found Wednesday in the parking lot of the Denny’s restaurant on Kidder Street near where a car window was shot out.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots2CMYK-1.jpgA Wilkes-Barre police officer photographed evidence found Wednesday in the parking lot of the Denny’s restaurant on Kidder Street near where a car window was shot out. Sean McKeag | Times Leader
    A man was taken into custody Wednesday after the rear window of a car was shot out and the slug passed through the windshield of the Ford Focus Wilkes-Barre police stopped on Scott Street.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots22CMYK-1.jpgA man was taken into custody Wednesday after the rear window of a car was shot out and the slug passed through the windshield of the Ford Focus Wilkes-Barre police stopped on Scott Street. Sean McKeag | Times Leader
    Wilkes-Barre police caught a barefoot Craig Reiss of Pittston on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard on Wednesday. Police said he fled after shooting out a car window nearby on Kidder Street.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shotsCMYK-1.jpgWilkes-Barre police caught a barefoot Craig Reiss of Pittston on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard on Wednesday. Police said he fled after shooting out a car window nearby on Kidder Street. Sean McKeag | Times Leader
    Wilkes-Barre police took assault suspect Craig Reiss into custody Wednesday after he ran barefoot through snow and brush.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots1CMYK-1.jpgWilkes-Barre police took assault suspect Craig Reiss into custody Wednesday after he ran barefoot through snow and brush. Sean McKeag | Times Leader
    Wilkes-Barre police and fire fighters searched a lot along Scott Street Wednesday for a handgun that was allegedly used by a man to shoot out a car window by the Denny’s restaurant nearby on Kidder Street.
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_TTL032317shots11CMYK-1.jpgWilkes-Barre police and fire fighters searched a lot along Scott Street Wednesday for a handgun that was allegedly used by a man to shoot out a car window by the Denny’s restaurant nearby on Kidder Street. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

    By Jerry Lynott

    [email protected]

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