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WEST PITTSTON – Police said an unknown male damaged bill inserts on four vending machines outside Gerrity's Supermarket early Wednesday morning.


Police said the suspect, described as a white male, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, long shorts and black athletic shoes, walked up to the vending machines at about 2:33 a.m. and damaged the paper bill inserts in an attempt to steal money. The man walked away at 2:48 a.m.


Police said damage to the four vending machines is in the thousands.


Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call West Pittston police officer Samuel Fuller at 655-7780 ext. 305 or call 911.


HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following:


• Kathleen Sweeney of South Main Street reported Monday someone threw paint on two vehicles that were parked on Vine Street.


• Four tires were cut on a Jeep Grand Cherokee while it was parked outside the UFCW Federal Credit Union on the Sans Souci Parkway.


• Sarah Yedlock, of Tanya Drive, reported she has received harassing text messages from a person known to her. The investigation is continuing.


• Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash at King's Road and the Sans Souci Parkway on Tuesday.


Edward Raineri, of Nanticoke, told police he was traveling on Sans Souci when a green Ford, possibly late 1980s or early 1990s, struck his 2005 Buick at about 4:45 p.m. The Ford pulled onto Sans Souci Parkway from King's Road.


Police said the driver of the Ford failed to stop and was last sent traveling south on Sans Souci. The Ford should have front driver side damage.


Anyone with information about the driver and Ford is asked to contact Hanover Township police at 825-1254.


PLYMOUTH – Erika Vanderoff, 22, of North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested on charges she forced her way into a residence and assaulted a woman known to her on West Shawnee Avenue early Wednesday morning.


Vanderoff was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Robert Richard Zivny II, 24, of Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with theft after township police allege he returned stolen merchandise and received $215 at Kohl's Department Store on Aug. 1.


Zivny was arraigned Wednesday and jailed at the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail.


PLYMOUTH – Isiah Tillman, 30, of East Walnut Street, Plymouth, was arraigned Wednesday on charges he endangered a child while intoxicated.


Tillman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


Police allege Tillman assaulted a woman and carried a 1-year-old toddler in the street while he was intoxicated at about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to the criminal complaint.


WILKES-BARRE – Harold Keith Yarbrough, 45, of South Hancock Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Wednesday on charges he assaulted his girlfriend inside their residence Tuesday night.


Yarbrough was charged with simple assault and possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $10,000 bail.


Police allege Yarbrough was in possession of marijuana when he was captured in Coal Street Park.


KINGSTON – Michael Joseph Lawler Jr., 25, of Brown Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested on charges he was injecting heroin inside a motel room on Wyoming Avenue on Tuesday.


Lawler was arraigned on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. He was released on $7,500 unsecured bail.

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