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February 16. 2013 7:50PM
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HAZLETON – A MinSec inmate who did not return from his community service program and was wanted on a charge of escape turned himself in Saturday night to Bloomsburg police.


Justin Lee Vaughn, 24, of Hazleton, was taken into custody around 11 p.m., the Pennsylvania State Police said.


He failed to return to the community corrections center on West Broad Street on Thursday afternoon and a warrant was issued for his arrest, state police said.


HANOVER TWP. – Police early Sunday morning charged Nicholas J. Vezo, 21, of Park Street, Nanticoke, after he allegedly assaulted his mother, Denise Vezo, at the Marion Terrace Apartments.


Police said the son was taken into custody around 1:50 a.m. and charged with simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.


He was arraigned by District Justice Donald Whittaker of Nanticoke and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 straight bail.


HANOVER TWP. – A safe containing cash was stolen during a burglary at the KFC restaurant on Oxford Street overnight Sunday, police said. The restaurant was entered through a window smashed with a rock. Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact Hanover Township Police at 570 825-1254.


HANOVER TWP. – Irene Yarnot of Monarch Road reported Sunday the front bay window at her residence was damaged overnight.


WILKES-BARRE – Police are investigating a burglary at the Fitness Headquarters on East Northampton.


A front door was smashed and the cash register was stolen during the break-in reported Friday.


WILKES-BARRE - Police Saturday arrested George Bauer after he allegedly punched his wife Jeanette at least 10 times in the head on Hortense Street.


Jeanette Bauer suffered a head laceration, police said.




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