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February 16. 2013 10:32PM


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WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Drug agents with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force arrested Donte Dillard, 22, also known as Buck, on heroin trafficking charges on Thursday.


Dillard was arrested during a traffic stop in Wilkes-Barre Township.


Drug agents allege Dillard sold heroin in Wilkes-Barre.


Dillard, of Garnet Lane, Wilkes-Barre, and Fillmore Street, Philadelphia, was arraigned by District Judge Michael Dotzel in Wilkes-Barre Township on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication device. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Sept. 13.


NANTICOKE – City police said iron gates were stolen from a yard in the 1100 block of South Prospect Street and the 100 block of West Broad Street sometime Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.


Police believe an older model, full-size pickup truck with a loud exhaust was involved in the thefts. The pickup may be white and manufactured in the 1980s.


Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call Nanticoke police at 735-2200.


HAZLE TWP. – State police at Hazleton cited Allison Kochenderfer, 19, of Rock Glen, with harassment after Sara Gallagher, 19, of McAdoo, alleged Kochenderfer struck her in the face in the Sheetz parking lot on Airport Road at about 2 a.m. Wednesday.


State police said the citation was filed with District Judge James Dixon in Hazle Township and mailed to Kochenderfer.


WILKES-BARRE – City police recovered a stolen gun while investigating a person who threatened to commit suicide in Coal Street Park on Coal Street early Wednesday morning.


Police said a 39-year-old man from Wilkes-Barre was found sitting in a vehicle at about 12:25 a.m. A loaded .380-caliber handgun was found inside the vehicle.


The gun was reported stolen from D&R Sporting Goods in Nanticoke in 2009. The man was admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.




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