Last Modified: March 29. 2013 11:21AM
WILKES-BARRE – Seth Rollins, 18, of 79 S. Welles St., was charged with simple assault after a domestic dispute with Hailey Williams, who reported to police that Rollins grabbed and slapped her at his residence at about 5 p.m. Thursday, police said in court papers.
WILKES-BARRE – Joseph Bullaro, 48, of 17 W. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre, was charged with retail theft after he allegedly tried to leave Schiel’s Family Market, 30 Hanover St., on Thursday morning with two packages of Delmonico steaks down his pants without paying for them. The steaks were valued at $48.77, police said.
Police said Bullaro was on probation and a detainer was issued on him. Bullaro was arraigned before District Judge Richard Cronauer, who set bail at $3,500, and was placed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
HAZLE TWP. – Peggy Buchanan, 58, of Hazleton, reported that someone stole the handicap placard from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the Walmart parking lot between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday, state police in Hazleton said.
FOSTER TWP. – Christine Drauschak, 56, of Foster Township, reported that someone cracked the windshield of her vehicle, causing $600 in damage, while it was parked on state Route 940.
WILKES-BARRE – Police are investigating several reports of criminal mischief overnight Thursday into Friday. According to police, on that evening the windshield of a vehicle parked at 293 S. Welles St. was smashed, someone spray painted the side of 8 Hillside St., someone slashed three tires and damaged the passenger-side window of a vehicle parked at 193 S. Meade St. and someone slashed the front passenger tire of a vehicle parked at 57 Logan St.
HAZLETON – Police charged Alexis Paulino, 21, of Allentown, with drug-related offenses and assault following an incident in the area of West 1st Street and Lee Court Wednesday. Police said Paulino struck an officer during the incident, but the officer was not injured. Police also arrested Krystal Brito, 21, of Parkwood Street, and charged her with hindering apprehension or prosecution, tampering with evidence and other charges. Police said Brito attempted to grab items that police discovered in Paulino’s possession.
Both women were arraigned before District Judge Joseph Zola, Hazleton, and committed to Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of bail. Paulino is being held on $50,000 monetary bail; Brito is being held on $40,000 monetary bail.
PITTSTON – Diane’s Deli and Internet Café, 206 S. Main St., was cited by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, Wilkes-Barre, on charges the establishment used a loudspeaker that could be heard beyond the property line of the business in violation of the state Liquor Code.
HAZLETON – State police are searching for an inmate who escaped from the MINSEC transitional living facility at 145 West Broad St. Friday. State police said Richard Joseph Hazelton, 39, of Scranton, was given a pass to leave the facility temporarily on Friday. He was to return by 4 p.m. State police filed a charge of escape against Hazelton and issued a warrant for his arrest when he did not return by that time. Hazelton is described as a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, work boots, a gray T-shirt with a logo and a black baseball cap.
HANOVER TWP. – Police said Saturday they arrested Martin Gushock, 43, of Boland Avenue, on charges he violated a protection from abuse order held by his wife. Gushock was transported to Luzerne County Correctional Facility, where he is being held on charges he violated terms of his probation, police said.
• Police said Saturday they arrested Jabar Williams, 22, of Philadelphia, on an outstanding bench warrant from Philadelphia related to drug charges. Williams’ arrest followed a traffic stop on Lee Park Avenue for alleged traffic violations, police said.
WILKES-BARRE – Police Saturday arrested Justin Foster for allegedly stealing a bag of M&Ms from the Rite Aid store on East Northampton Street.
A cashier told police she saw Foster place the bag in his pocket and leave the store. Police said they located Foster, who admitted stealing the candy and removed the bag from his right front pants pocket.
WILKES-BARRE - Police issued citations to two men after they allegedly caused a disturbance at the McDonald’s fast food restaurant on East Northampton Street late Friday night.
Police said Walter Lewis, 18, of Wilkes-Barre was cited for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct and Harley Aria, 18, also of Wilkes-Barre was cited for obstructing highways or other public passages and disorderly conduct.