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February 17. 2013 8:38AM
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WILKES-BARRE – A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Charles Edwards Jr., 50, in connection with the theft of $100,000 of communication equipment from Core Communications, 15 Public Square, in late August, city police said.


Video surveillance footage revealed that Edwards removed the equipment, police said, and added that Edwards confessed to taking the equipment to local scrap yards for cash. Edwards' last known address was Darling Street, Wilkes-Barre.


Anyone with information about Edwards' whereabouts should call the Wilkes-Barre Police Detective Division at 208-4201.


ROSS TWP. – Two residents of Old State Road, near Mahoney Road, in the Sweet Valley section of Ross Township, had their dogs poisoned within a day of each other, state police in Shickshinny said.


Melissa Ann Lockwood reported that she rushed her dog to the Northeast Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 10:45 p.m. Thursday and was told that her dog had been poisoned. The dog later died.


James Rosencrans reported that his dog was rushed to the same hospital on Friday, and he was informed that his dog also had been poisoned. His dog was able to be saved with medication.


Both victims were told the same type of poison was used on both dogs.


Anyone with information should call Trooper John Blaski at 542-4117.


PLAINS TWP. – Township police said Adam Pavlick, operating a Jeep, crashed into the Sneaker King store on South Main Street at about 2:37 a.m. Saturday.


Pavlick, of Plains Township, was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. The investigation is continuing.


HUNLOCK TWP. – Joseph Louis Dobrowolski, of Hunlock Township, reported on Thursday that sometime in the last two weeks, someone stole two oxygen tanks used for welding from an area near a shale pit on his property at 69 Valley View Drive, about one-tenth of a mile from Roaring brook Drive. Both tanks were full at the time of the theft.


Anyone with information should call state police Trooper John Blaski of the Shickshinny barracks at 542-4117.


FAIRMOUNT TWP. – Ag Choice Farm Credit, of Lewistown, reported to state police in Shickshinny that someone gained entry into the back of the former Bonham's Lumber on Mossville Road sometime over the last week of September.


Anyone with information should call Trooper John Blaski at 542-4117.




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