Sunday, December 02, 2001 Page: 11A
man include theft
On Thursday police arrested a man they believe was breaking into cars in
the Boscov's Department Store parkade.
Jonathan Ambrose, 30, of Butler Street, Wyoming, was charged with receiving
stolen property, theft, and criminal mischief. Police said he was seen looking
into cars in the parkade, on South Franklin Street. Ambrose had on him
prescription drugs and other items stolen from other cars, police said.
Ambrose is in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000
Police arrested two women and charged them with public drunkenness in
separate incidents Friday and Saturday.
Shannon Belles, 24, of Norristown, was arrested at Airy and Stanton streets
at 4:09 a.m. Saturday.
Sheila Klingensmith, 45, of Lincoln Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested near
25 S. Welles St. at 3:22 a.m. Friday.
Woman tells cops
of face spraying
A pair of men sprayed pepper spray in the face of a woman as she walked
into her city home early Saturday, police said.
Melissa Rodriguez told police she was attacked as she walked into her home
at 407 Blackman St. at 3:20 a.m. The pair, described as two men wearing dark
clothes, hit her in the head and knocked her to the ground before spraying
her. Police did not specify if the woman was robbed.
Rodriguez was treated at Wilkes-Barre Mercy Hospital.
in vehicle crash
A driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Friday morning on North
River Street, police said, and three people were sent to the hospital after
City police said Bonnie Clyde, of Birchwood Court, Wilkes-Barre, was
driving her 1994 Jeep north on North River Street at Tannery Street when she
was hit from behind by a 1999 Buick Century driven by John Williams, of
Newport Street, Nanticoke.
Police said Williams told them he accidentally hit the gas instead of the
brake. Both drivers, as well as Williams' passenger Betty Williams of
Nanticoke, were treated for minor injuries.
Woman to be charged
with leaving crash
A woman will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident after she
allegedly hit a parked car in the South Main Plaza parking lot on Friday,
Police said Patricia Petro was backing out of a parking spot in her 1987
Ford when she hit a parked 1993 Pontiac owned by Jami Rolon. Petro is accused
of fleeing without providing her name or other information.
A passenger sitting in the Rolon car, Robert Cook, complained of neck pain
but said he would seek treatment on his own.
Cops: SUV causes
A hit-and-run driver triggered a chain-reaction crash on South Pennsylvania
Avenue Friday, police said.
Mary Geiger told police her 1987 Buick was rear-ended by a gray SUV as she
drove north on South Penn. Geiger's car was pushed into a 2000 Volkswagen
driven by Roxanne Degnan. The VW, in turn, hit a 1992 Toyota, driven by Teresa
All drivers complained of neck and back pain, but refused trips to the
Incident with deer
causes car damage
A Hunlock Creek woman's car was damaged after she swerved to avoid a deer
Tara Cooper, 28, told state police at Shickshinny that she was northbound
on Post Office Road in her 1992 Pontiac LeMans at 4:50 p.m. when the deer ran
out in front of her.
Cooper said she swerved to avoid the deer, hitting a utility pole on the
other side of the road. Her car had to be towed.
Ashley man faces
charge of DUI
An Ashley man was arrested Friday on evidence of drunken driving after a
traffic stop, police said.
David Wendolwski, 42, of 26 Timpson St., was arrested just before 2:30 p.m.