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HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following:


• Donald W. Perrego, 59, of Larksville, was charged with a protection from abuse violation, simple assault and harassment on Saturday after police say they found him at a house at 40 Diamond Ave., sleeping on a back porch. The resident at the home, Susan Little, told police he assaulted her before their arrival and that she had a PFA against him. He was arraigned Saturday and released after posting the $5,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15 before District Judge Joseph Halesey.


• An employee at the Family Dollar, 665 Carey Ave., reported that she observed a man pick up two boxes of over-the-counter medication and then exit the store without paying for the products. The man, described by the employee as a white man with a medium build in his 30s wearing a black Steelers jacket, black sneakers and a black hat, was last seen fleeing toward the railroad tracks near the rear of the store. Anyone with information is asked to call 825-1254.


• Two men were charged after one of them was stabbed during a mutual assault outside the Slate Bar, 2324 Sans Souci Parkway, on Dec. 29, police said.


Bruce Fine, 34, of Wapwallopen, who was stabbed in the abdomen, was charged with simple assault and harassment.


Edwin Cortez, 35, of Nanticoke, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.


A preliminary hearing for both men is scheduled for Feb. 12 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.


NEWPORT TWP. – Martin Thomas Beck, 45, of 122 Newport St., Newport Township, was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct after he allegedly grabbed Emely Beck, same address, by the neck and pushed her against a wall during a domestic dispute on Thursday, police said.


HAZLETON – City police reported the following:


• A man was robbed of an undetermined amount of money at gunpoint Saturday night in the area of Third and Alter streets. The victim said two males wearing dark hooded tops robbed him around 6:10 p.m. One of the suspects showed a handgun. They fled on foot. The victim was not injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact Hazleton police at 459-4940.


• Police recovered four A.S.T. Titan 4000 Inventory Specialist handheld devices in the area of Diamond Avenue and Cedar Street at about 6:24 p.m. Thursday. Anyone with information on the owner of the items should contact Hazleton police by dialing 911.


• A woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon.


Police said Angela Rosario Perez, of West Hazleton, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica east on state Route 924 when it collided with a 2002 Ford Taurus that Eileen Bunk, of Hazle Township, was driving north on Cranberry Road.


Rosario Perez was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. Both vehicles were towed by Zenier's Towing.


• Wilbert Colon, 25, of Paterson, N.J., was cited with harassment after an incident in the 500 block of East Diamond Avenue at about 6:52 p.m. Thursday, police said.


• Someone stole a package from the front porch of a residence in the 200 block of East Hemlock Street sometime between 12:34 and 4:54 p.m. Thursday. Anyone with information should call police at 459-4940.


WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following:


• A loss prevention officer at CVS pharmacy on South Main Street showed surveillance video footage to police on Thursday afternoon depicting a 25- to 32-year-old white male with a scruffy, black beard wearing a Jagermeister hooded sweatshirt leave the store with $48.14 worth of air fresheners without paying for them.


When the security officer confronted the man in the parking lot, he dropped the items and fled.


• Police said a home – no address provided – was entered sometime between 2 p.m. Dec. 31 and 3:45 p.m. Jan. 1 and ransacked. Items stolen include a Sylvania TV, a Craig 9-inch tablet, a Canon PowerShot camera, a Wii Fit and a DS Nintendo.


• Two men passed counterfeit $10 bills within minutes of one another at the Burger King fast-food restaurant around 6:40 p.m. Thursday. Both of the suspects are white and had beards. One of the men was taller than the other and wore a white knit cap, a black coat, blue jeans and brown boots. The other man wore a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown boots and a camouflage baseball cap.


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