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HAZLETON – City police said they arrested Luis Javier Rosa-Soto, 22, Crystal Barna, 32, and Will Guevara, 46, all from 231 E. Ninth St., on drug trafficking charges on Tuesday.


Police said the investigation was sparked by complaints about alleged drug activity at the residence. Several controlled drug buys were made at the residence leading to the arrests, police said.


A search warrant was served at the residence and a vehicle on Tuesday when police allegedly found 120 grams of crack cocaine, eight grams of cocaine, 52 grams of heroin and money.


Rosa-Soto was charged with five counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 bail.


Barna was charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, two counts of criminal use of a communication facility, and one count each of criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed for lack of $50,000 bail.


Guevara was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and a single count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed for lack of $10,000 bail.


Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Nov. 28.


NANTICOKE – A man wanted for a home burglary on Perry Street in January was arraigned Wednesday.


Joseph A. Klesmer, 26, of Mosier Street, Nanticoke, was arraigned by District Judge Donald Whittaker on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal attempt and identity theft. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.


Police said Klesmer allegedly used stolen credit cards at Walmart in Hazle Township and several Kmart stores.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Nov. 28.


HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following:


• April Arnone, 33, of Lee Park, and Christine Hummel, 44, of Marion Terrace apartments, were cited with unsworn falsification to authorities and false reports after police investigated a report about a stolen vehicle on Aug. 2.


Arnone and Hummel allegedly reported to police a man was operating Arnone's Dodge Stratus without permission. Police said the man did have permission to operate the vehicle.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 8 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.


• Police on Tuesday filed two counts of driving under the influence, and one count each of accidents involving damage to vehicle and failing to stop to render aid against Desmond J. McCarthy, 24, of Glen Lyon, after investigating a hit and run crash on the Sans Souci Parkway on Oct. 12.


Witnesses told police McCarthy, operating a 2008 Subaru, was driving at a high rate of speed and crossed into on-coming traffic colliding with a Chevrolet pickup truck operated by John Wylie, of Wanamie.


McCarthy drove away and struck a drainage ditch near the Hanover Area High School, police said.


Police said McCarthy admitted he used a drug prior to the crash.


The charges were filed with District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 8.


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