WILKES-BARRE – Four women were arrested for allegedly promoting prostitution in various city locations early Friday evening, police said.
Erin K. Davis, of 451 S. Franklin St., allegedly offered to perform a sexual act for $100 to a plain-clothed officer who was sent to an assignment on South Franklin Street at Sullivan Street at 7:49 p.m., police said.
Davis then told the officer she could provide a friend for an additional sexual act, police said. The friend, Angela Marie Murphy, of 99 N. Main St., also offered to perform a sex act for the same price as Davis, according to police.
Davis and Murphy were both taken into custody, police said. Charges will be filed against both of them for alleged prostitution.
Two other women were also arrested for alleged prostitution earlier Friday, police said.
Mary Bannon, 40, of Wilkes-Barre, allegedly solicited a plain-clothed officer for sex acts in exchange for money on Carey Avenue, according to police. Charges are pending against her, police said.
Charges will also be filed against Jan Suchodolski, 58, of Pittston, who police say solicited sex acts for cash at Nesbitt Park, police said.
WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following:
Two women were arrested after they allegedly removed a large quantity of clothing from Boscov’s department store on South Main Street on Friday afternoon, police said.
Linda Carol Arnold, of RR1 Box 197A, of Harveys Lake, and Carolyn Ann Arnold, were both charged with retail theft, according to police. Clothes were found hidden under the front seat of their vehicle, police said.
Both suspects were accused of then going back into the store attempting to remove more clothing, police said. They were detained by store security until city police officers arrived.
Martha Kravitz, of Wilkes-Barre, reported to police that a male juvenile had thrown rocks at her picture window at 52 McLean St. at 4:16 p.m. Friday. No damage was reported, police said.
Leslie John Yard, of 58 Calvin St., Wilkes-Barre, was arrested for disorderly conduct after police say he allegedly became disorderly after officers responded to a dispute on Calvin Street at 1:38 p.m. Friday.
Joseph Vanderlick, of 323 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, reported a white male with a goatee was staring at his juvenile daughter at 5:23 p.m. Friday, police said.
The suspect then fled in a late model 1980s green Honda Accord, police said. While the suspect was driving away, the victim reported seeing the operator pulling out a black handgun. Police are still investigating.
PLAINS TWP. – A Hazleton man was arrested Saturday after township police say he became unruly using profanity while officers were investigating an apparent fight in a room at the Woodlands Inn and Resort.
Eric Evancho was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, obstruction of law enforcement and public drunkenness, township police said.
Officers told Evancho to wait in the hallway until the investigation was complete, police said. He is accused of pushing one of the officers aside in an attempt to regain entrance into the room. When officers tried to arrest him he allegedly fought with police.