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NESCOPECK TWP. – Andrew Masteller, 23, of Wapwallopen, suffered a minor injury when he lost control of his 2002 Ford Focus and struck a tree on River Road on Wednesday night, state police at Shickshinny said.

Police said they are continuing the investigation.

WILKES-BARRE – Police reported the following incidents:

• David Anthony Gatto Jr., 25, was arrested on theft charges Monday at 290 S. Pennsylvania Ave. after employees at a business detained him. Gatto allegedly forced entry and was attempting to steal items.

• John Wengryn reported Monday that tools and motor oil were stolen from his Race Street property.

• Jay Chepanois reported Sunday someone entered his Pennsylvania Avenue residence and stole copper tubing and wire, hand tools, power tools and a welder.

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