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February 16. 2013 10:07PM


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WILKES-BARRE – City police arrested Kaif Jones on charges he waved a loaded gun near the campus of King's College on Monday.


Jones, 25, of North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm with an altered serial number and firearms not to be carried without a license. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.


According to the criminal complaint:


Police were investigating an unrelated assault in the area of King's College at about 2 a.m. when campus security alerted an officer that a man, identified as Jones, was waving a gun in front of Essex Hall on North Main Street.


Jones walked across the street and entered Vesuvio's Restaurant. An officer followed Jones into the restaurant and allegedly heard him say, "I just scared the (expletive) out of a bunch of college kids. I should have capped a couple of them," the complaint says.


The officer grabbed Jones and escorted him out of the restaurant where a loaded gun was allegedly found in his pocket.


Two students told police that Jones was waving the gun and asked them if they wanted to buy some "weed," the complaint says.


WILKES-BARRE – A man was arraigned Tuesday on charges he exposed himself to a woman he solicited for sex.


Robert Darnell Dinkins, 22, of Hutson Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with two counts of indecent assault, and one count each of stalking, indecent exposure, harassment and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.


Police reported that a woman said she was followed from the Turkey Hill on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard to her residence by a man identified as Dinkins at about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday.


She said Dinkins was intoxicated and exposed himself to her, the complaint says.


Dinkins allegedly molested the woman and licked her ear while offering her money for sex. When the woman ran into her residence, Dinkins repeatedly knocked on her door, according to the complaint.




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