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PLYMOUTH – A second man wanted for allegedly ransacking a house on Ransom Street on Dec. 5 was arrested Thursday, police said.

Thomas Anthony Usavage of Wilson Street, Larksville, was scheduled to be arraigned at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, police said.

Usavage and Raymond Stephen Delaney of Shickshinny allegedly entered the house and destroyed furniture and appliances and poured paint on the floor, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Delaney was arrested Wednesday on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft and harassment.

HANOVER TWP. -- Police said two juveniles from the township were charged with arson and criminal mischief for a fire that damaged a shed on High Street on Dec. 7.

The two started a fire that damaged the shed owned by Lee Cortes, a nearby fence and garage owned by Josephine Wnuk.

BEAR CREEK TWP. – A White Haven woman faces charges for allegedly stealing a car.

State police said a trooper investigating a disabled car on Bald Mountain Road around 3:30 a.m. Thursday spoke with Cassandra Jordyn Holmberg, 18, of Erie Street. She told the officer that she was enroute to Carbondale and ran out of gas, state police said.

A check of the vehicles registration indicated the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu was reported stolen by the White Have police on Wednesday, state police said.

WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following:

• A woman Wednesday stole a $45 purse from the Burlington Coat Factory store on Spring Street.

The suspect is described as a white woman, 5 feet, 5 inches, 130 pounds, with blond hair. She was wearing blue jeans, a black coat and a black and white bandana. She got into a black pickup truck in the parking lot.

• Terah Odoi of West Chestnut Street was cited with violating a protection from abuse order Wednesday for allegedly striking Zijada Dzambic.

Police said Dzambic said she and Odoi got into an argument that escalated into a him hitting her in the face.

• Sheryl Carlo of Falcon Drive, Larksville, reported Thursday that her daughter’s cell phone was stolen at Holy Redeemer High School on South Pennsylvania Avenue.

The phone was a red, LGENV2 valued at approximately $180.

• Mark and David Griffith of East Elm Street were cited with public drunkenness Thursday after police said the two men were punching and screaming at each other near the intersection of South Main and East Northampton streets.

An officer on patrol stopped and questioned the men and found that they were highly intoxicated, police said.

• Jeff Baka of South River Street said his residence was entered Thursday and a laptop computer was taken.

• Helbert Beverly of Newark, N.J., was cited with drunken driving Thursday after crashing his Jeep Grand Cherokee into a building on South Welles Street.

Police said they arrived to find Beverly standing outside the Jeep and he told them he lost control of the vehicle.

Police said he was intoxicated.

Police said he was arrested and taken to police headquarters where he was processed.

• Police said Matthew Gadomski, 21, of Lehigh Street, and Richard Frey, 23, of Summit Street, face several charges after police responded to a report of a three men chasing two other men early Thursday morning.

Police obtained a description of a car in which two men fled and stopped it near the intersection of Gilligan Street and Monehan Court. Police said Frey was the driver and showed signs of being drunk.

Police said Gadomski became disorderly and combative. The two men were arrested and taken to police headquarters. Police said Frey refused to submit to a breath test and Gadomski was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

• Bill Schmauch , 33, of West River Street, said Thursday that he saw a man familiar to him was in his apartment.

Schmauch yelled to the suspect who walked down a hallway and out the front door.

A Mac computer and a Sony Easy Shot camera were taken, Schmauch said.

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