WEST PITTSTON – Harold Levanda Jr., 28, of William Street, Pittston, was charged with trespassing by police.
Levanda entered a residence on Elm Street on Saturday without permission, police said. The woman who lived there reported hearing someone knocking on the back door and then finding Levanda standing in her kitchen, police said. She yelled to her husband who called Luzerne County 911, police said. Levanda told police he entered through a hole in the backyard fence while being chased after a fight nearby and was just looking for help. He was charged with two counts of criminal trespass.
HANOVER TWP. -- The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported citations were filed against the following license holders:
AGG Services Inc., doing business as Gage Restaurant & Bar, 71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, allegedly permitted dancing to a disc jockey without an amusement permit on Oct. 13.
Wyoming Volunteer Hose Co., No. 2, 70 Third St., Wyoming, allegedly failed to adhere to by-laws.
The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who can impose monetary penalties and suspend or revoke the license.
WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following:
• The owner of a Jeep Wrangler parked in the rear of North Sherman Street residence Saturday reported the soft top was damaged and a cellphone was stolen from inside the vehicle.
• Francisco Velazquez Saturday reported Snap-on tools were stolen from his car repair garage, Electro Mecanico, on East Northampton Street. An exterior door to a bathroom was smashed and an interior wall was broken through to get to the repair bay.
• Elizabeth Eleck on Sunday reported copper pipes were stolen from the cellar of a residence on New Mallery Place. The residence was burglarized between Nov. 24 and Saturday.
• Andrea Dapolito, no age or address available, was arrested Sunday after she was detained for alleged retail theft at the Dollar General Store on South Main Street. Police said she placed items in her jacket and tried to leave the store without paying for them. The items were recovered, police said.
COURTDALE -- An aluminum ladder fell from a vehicle and caused a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon near exit 6 of the North Cross Valley Expressway, state police said.
A 2000 Pontiac Grand Am driven by John Kottler, 44, of Hunlock Creek, and a 2011 Nissan Rogue driven by Michele Peters-Novak, 58, of Dallas, were stopped due to the ladder lying in the northbound lane of the roadway around 3:30 p.m., state police said.
A 1988 Subaru Forester driven by Brittany Lee English, 20, of Finleyville, was traveling north and struck the rear of the Grand Am, which was pushed into the Nissan, state police said.
English had three passengers in her car and Peters-Novak had two passengers, state police said.
No one was injured. State police are investigating.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – An employee of Spencer Gifts in the Wyoming Valley Mall reported to police Thursday that an unknown person passed a counterfeit $100 bill at the store.
• Shirley Sobeleski reported to police Friday that someone stole her wallet while she was at TJ Maxx, 461 Arena Hub Plaza.
WILKES-BARRE – Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 408 Kidder St., reported that a catalytic converter was cut and removed from a vehicle sometime between 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday.
HAZLE TWP. – State police reported Aimee M. Devers, 32, of Coaldale, lost control of her vehicle while traveling north on North Park Drive and struck a vehicle driven by Walter M. Trela of Kelayres at 6:23 p.m. Friday. No injuries were reported.
Devers was cited with driving at an unsafe speed and driving with a suspended license, state police said.