Kingston Police Arrest Man On Heroin Charges; Find Lackawanna County Sheriff Badge

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KINGSTON, PA — Police arrested a man they allege sold heroin and detained another man who was in possession of a Lackawanna County Special SheriffDeputy badge on Tuesday.

Drug agents allegedly bought heroin from Barry James Gately, 44, on Oct. 9 and 11. When police searched Gately’s residence at 380 Wright Ave., he wasn’t there.

Gately and Mark Broody, age and address unknown, entered the residence through a rear door as police were inside the house, according to charges filed.

Read more: http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/909676/Kingston-police-arrest-man-on-heroin-charges;-find-Lackawanna-County-sheriff-badge

Two Arrested In Kingston Drug Raid

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KINGSTON, PA — Police and agents with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force arrested two people Friday when they allegedly attempted to flee a Market Street residence with a large amount of heroin and crack cocaine.

Authorities knocked on the door at 476 Market St. just before noon as Kevin A. Klass, 25, and Shannon Morton, 35, attempted to escape out the front door. Klass and Morton were stopped on the front porch, where they encountered a police sergeant and a canine, police said.

Klass allegedly had 171 heroin packets stamped “Superman,” eight bags of crack cocaine and $750 cash.  Morton allegedly had a heroin packet hidden in her mouth, police said.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/849053/

Two Men Arrested In West Hazleton Shooting

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WEST HAZLETON, PA — Police have arrested two men and charged them in the shooting of one man and pistol whipping another man last week.

Rafael A. Comacho, 21, of Hazleton, was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. Monday when Hazleton police spotted him in the area of East Diamond Avenue and Ceder Street. Christopher Vega, 21, of Hazleton, was arrested Sunday night when found at 455 Samuels Ave. in Hazleton.

Police allege Comacho and Vega were involved in shooting Joshua L. Crutch, 20, inside 227 E. Broad St. and assaulting Leshawn Williams, 21, who was beaten and pistol whipped in a car.

Comacho was arraigned Monday by District Judge David Barilla in Swoyersville on charges of robbery, simple assault criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and unlawful restraint.  He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/836513/Two-men-arrested-in-West-Hazleton-shooting

Two Women Arrested On Heroin Delivery Charges

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KINGSTON, PA – Drug agents with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force and police in Kingston and Wilkes-Barre arrested two women on charges they sold heroin.

Tiara McDuffie, 22, of Building 324 Sherman Hills apartment complex, Wilkes-Barre, and Shantique Goodson, 27, of 7 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly sold heroin in the area of Schuyler Avenue and West Market Street.

Authorities set up to buy 99 heroin packets from McDuffie and Goodson, according to a news release.

The heroin packets were stamped “Aftershock.”

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/791466/Two-women-arrested-on-heroin-delivery-charges

Police: Child Found In Wilkes-Barre House With Heroin

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — City police said they seized heroin packets, pill tablets, marijuana and contraband inside a South Welles Street house where a 10-year-old child resided with her mother.

Six people were arrested when police served a search warrant at 135 S. Welles St. on Friday.

Police said Nicole Genella, 41, was the legal tenant of the resident.  Her child was “within arm’s reach of several amounts of narcotics,” police said.

Genella, Danielle Levy, 35, same address, Ronnie Jones, 55, of Lincoln Plaza, Al-Quadir Hubbard, 24, of Elm Street, Diemah Murray-Muse, 28, of South Sherman Street, all of Wilkes-Barre, and James R. Love, 54, address listed as homeless, were charged with drug-related offenses.  They were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail each.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/783315/Police:-Child-found-in-W-B-house-with-heroin

Arrest In Wilkes-Barre Shooting

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – City police arrested Andre D. Fuller, 22, of Kingston, on criminal attempt to commit homicide charges in the shooting that left a 19-year-old man in critical condition earlier this month.

Police allege Fuller shot William “Chilly” Uggiano, of Park Avenue, multiple times in the area of South Grant and Wayne streets on Aug. 3.

Uggiano’s family previously said he was walking to a friend’s house for a party when he was gunned down.

Uggiano survived the shooting and remains hospitalized.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/782604/Arrest-in-Wilkes-Barre-shooting

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Charges

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Three Philadelphia residents face drug charges after a state trooper stopped their speeding vehicle near Bear Creek and found heroin, marijuana and a loaded revolver, according to court records.

Anton Larry Bennett, 27, Malachi Bennett, 25, and Jamal Clark, 40, are accused of possessing $8,500 worth of heroin in addition to 22 bags of marijuana and the gun, troopers said.

According to a police affidavit, Trooper Mark Conrad was running a radar gun along Interstate 476 at the Bear Creek exit when he clocked a Chevrolet SUV speeding through a 45 mph work zone at 57 mph.

The SUV then quickly exited the interstate. The officer followed, conducting a traffic stop.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/traffic-stop-leads-to-drug-charges-1.1540307

Driver Kills Man Who Told Him To Slow Down

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One of the last things Fred John Kleman Jr. ever did was tell a speeding driver to slow down.

Minutes later, he was dead in what witnesses characterized as an extreme case of road rage – the furious driver sped back to the scene and ran Kleman down, then tried to beat him with a metal bar, according to state police.

“He was saying to slow down because we were worried about how they race up the street,” said Kleman’s girlfriend, Cathy Huk, 54, who said she knew the Plymouth man for about 13 years.  “He was just telling him to slow down and that guy wanted to kill him.”

State police arrested Lorenzo Burgos, 21, of 469 Third St., Plymouth, on charges of homicide by motor vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of careless driving and reckless driving.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/driver-kills-man-who-told-him-to-slow-down-1.1536993

Wilkes-Barre Police Charge 2 In Drug-Trafficking Case

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WILKES-BARRE — A wanted Philadelphia man awaiting trial on drug charges is being held in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail after city police arrested him and another man on drug charges on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Williams, 20, was and found to be in possession of “distribution amounts” of heroin, police said, without elaborating.

According to police, investigation into suspected drug activity in the area around Park Avenue, Lehigh Street, East Northampton Street and Empire Street led to a traffic stop at Park and Lehigh on Tuesday.

An Edwardsville man, Rashon Whitest, 19, of Green Street, was processed and released pending a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, police said.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/news/754049/W-B-police-charge-2-in-drug-trafficking-case

Four Men Arrested In Wilkes-Barre Drug Stings

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WILKES-BARRE – City police teamed up with state police vice and narcotic troopers from Wyoming to arrest four people in three undercover drug-buy operations Tuesday night.

Arrested in a sting at Coal Street Park were John Edward Longfoot, 19, of Dana Street, and Eric Conahan, 22, of Dougher Lane, both in Wilkes-Barre. Khalil Owens, 20, of Darling Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested in the Mineral Springs apartment complex, and Dumont Anderson, 36, of Prospect Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested on North Pennsylvania Boulevard.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/717968/Four-men-arrested-in-W-B-drug-stings

More Drug Arrests In Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE – For the second straight day, city police and state police vice and narcotic troopers teamed up to arrest two men on drug trafficking charges.

Rasham Robinson, 28, known on the street as “Rah Rah,” of 701 N. Franklin St., and Elajuwon Prioleau, 29, known as “Oak,” of 695 N. Franklin St., were allegedly working together to sell heroin near their apartments during July, according to charges filed.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/720695/More-drug-arrests-in-Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre Man Arrested After Gun, Crack Cocaine Found

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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.

Read more:   http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/711655/Man-arrested-after-gun-crack-cocaine-found

Man Arrested in Hazleton Stabbing

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A 23-year-old Hazleton man is accused of stabbing another man outside a city bar early Monday morning.

Arrest papers state Jonathan A. Vasquez-Liriano tried entering the King’s Lounge, 511 W. Broad St., with a knife that night but a security worker removed it from him as he entered the business.

When the bar was closing for the night, Vasquez-Liriano asked for the weapon back and a security worker gave it to him.  Almost immediately after, court papers state, the security worker saw police arrest Vasquez-Liriano outside the business.

Read more:  http://standardspeaker.com/news/man-arrested-in-city-stabbing-1.1527565

Wilkes-Barre Police Deal With Wild Weekend

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WILKES-BARRE — City police remained busy Monday after a violent weekend that involved a deadly shooting, a crash involving an officer, an arrest of a man who allegedly carjacked a cab at gunpoint and a burglary in which a suspect put a knife to the victim’s throat.

• Police released no new details Monday of a fatal shooting behind 174 S. Grant St. early Sunday morning.

An autopsy performed by forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross determined Vaughn Kemp, 24, of Park Avenue, suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  Kemp’s death was ruled a homicide.  Kemp was attending a party when he was gunned down at about 1:20 a.m.  No arrest has been made.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/660031/W-B-police-deal-with-wild-weekend

Wilkes-Barre Barber Shop Alleged Hub Of Drug Trafficking

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WILKES-BARRE — Undercover drug agents believe Ramon Colon was providing more than haircuts from The Master Barber Shop on Hazle Avenue.

Billed as the “The Best Cut in Town,” the barbershop that opened within the last year was “the hub” of a major cocaine and marijuana trafficking organization, said state Deputy Attorney General Tim Doherty.

Colon, 26, and his wife, Alexandra Mateo, 21, of Mayflower Crossing, Wilkes-Barre, were described by Doherty as the alleged ring leaders that peddled hundreds of pounds of marijuana and several kilos of cocaine from New York City to Luzerne County for the last eight months.

About 15 drug agents armed with assault rifles and wearing bulletproof armor served search warrants early Thursday morning at the barbershop and across the street at Idley’s Furniture Store. The apartment of Colon and Mateo at Mayflower Crossing on South Empire Street was searched, as was a residence on Coplay Place in Mountain Top.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/633462/W-B-barber-shop-alleged-hub-of-drug-trafficking

Shickshinny Seeks Aid In Battling Meth Labs

English: 1 lb (454 g) of methamphetamine found...

English: 1 lb (454 g) of methamphetamine found on a passenger at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SHICKSHINNY — Authorities searching for a wanted man said they uncovered a methamphetamine laboratory in the basement of a Glen Avenue house, the second discovery of a meth operation in the tiny borough in a week.

Police said a large amount of methamphetamine was being cooked inside 10 Glen Ave., where two teenagers were residing with Victoria Ann Maslar, 42, and her husband, David Maslar, 53, on Thursday.

The discovery was made when authorities went to the Maslar household searching for a fugitive.

It was the second meth discovery in the borough in four days, prompting a plea for help from Shickshinny officials.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/587362/Shickshinny-seeks-aid-in-battling-meth-labs

Customer Detains Robbery Suspect

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – A customer stopped a masked man from leaving a convenient store after a robbery at Quick Food Mart on North Main Street on Sunday, according to charges filed.

Christopher Thomas, 25, of West Maple Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Monday by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township on two counts of robbery, and one count each of tampering with evidence, theft and criminal mischief.  He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint:

Ghanshyam Majmundar called police just after 11 a.m. saying a robbery suspect is being detained by a customer inside the food mart.

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