Wilkes-Barre Man Arrested After Gun, Crack Cocaine Found

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILKES-BARRE — A man who suffered a gunshot wound in May was arrested Sunday after police allege they found crack cocaine and a gun in a Scott Street residence.

Police said Erick Mondelice, 23, was prohibited from possessing a .9mm handgun due to a robbery conviction.

The gun, ammunition, two plastic bags of marijuana, a bag of crack cocaine and a bag of methamphetamine were allegedly found inside 150 Scott St. on Sunday when police investigated a domestic fight involving Mondelice.

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Daylight Wilkes-Barre Shooting Shocks

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILKES-BARRE – One man was hospitalized in serious condition after he was shot in the stomach Thursday afternoon on Coal Street.

The unidentified victim was involved in an argument shortly after noon and dared the shooter, a witness said.

The shooting happened hours after police on an early-morning patrol heard gunshots and found one man dead and another seriously injured with a head wound about a mile away near a bar on Scott Street.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she could neither confirm nor deny that the shootings were connected.  But she added, “We do not believe these are random acts of violence.”

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