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KINGSTON – A man was arrested Sunday on charges he attempted to break into a former girlfriend's residence.

Emory J. Ishley Jr., 51, of Bodle Road, Wyoming, was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Carmody in West Pittston on charges of criminal attempt, criminal mischief and public drunkenness. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Police allege Ishley attempted to force his way into his ex-girlfriend's residence on Pringle Street at about 4 p.m. Sunday, according to the criminal complaint.

A witness allegedly saw Ishley using a garbage can and a 2-by-4 piece of wood to smash windows and to force open a door.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Sept. 19 before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston.

PLAINS TWP. – A man was arraigned Monday on charges he left a 7-year-old boy unsupervised.

Lee Christopher Sperry, 26, of East Carey Street, Plains Township, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police said a 7-year-old boy was found crying and asking for his father at the Turkey Hill on South Main Street just before 11 p.m. Sunday.

Sperry allegedly told police he left the boy with a neighbor to go to the store. While going to the store, Sperry said, he received a call from a woman asking for help with a family problem, the complaint says.

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