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WILKES-BARRE - City police reported the following:

• Joseph Cleary, 43, of Scranton, was issued a citation of public drunkenness Friday night after police said he was intoxicated on East Jackson Street.

• Thomas Maloy, 43, of Harrison Avenue, was charged with retail theft Friday after police said he stole power tools from the Home Depot store at 41 Spring St.

• Ellen Spangenburg of Blackman Street Saturday reported her lawnmower was stolen.

• Joseph Dante of East Northampton Street Tuesday reported a ladder, power washer, drill and other tools were taken from 57 Waller St.

• Dominic Gibson Wright, 21, of Barney Street was arrested Saturday morning after police said he left the A-Plus market on Academy Street without paying for sandwiches and candy bars. Wright was cited with retail theft and public drunkenness.

• Driving under the influence charges are pending against Stephen Moss, 25, of Smith Pond Road, Shavertown, Kingston Township, police said. Moss was stopped on traffic violation on the morning of Aug. 21 at West River Street and Riverside Drive and police said he showed signs of intoxication. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for chemical testing. Charges are pending the results of the tests.

• Michael Durant, 50, of Davis Place was cited with public drunkenness after police said he was intoxicated on South Washington Street on Saturday morning.

• Joseph Bullaro of Main Street, Edwardsville Friday reported cash and prescription medication were taken from a residence at 715 N. Washington St.

• Margaret Gelgot, 55, of North Franklin Street reported an intruder fled her residence early Saturday morning after she alerted her husband. Gelgot said she contacted police after hearing a noise on the lower level of her residence around 3:25 a.m. She went to check and saw a white male wearing plaid shorts and a white tank top coming up the stairs. When she yelled for her husband the intruder fled down the stairs and out a window. Police searched the areas but did not find the intruder.

• Gregorio Marmolejo, 52, of 135 Bowman St. was issued a citation on public drunkenness Saturday morning after police said he was intoxicated in the area of Scott Street and Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Police were investigating a motor vehicle crash around 3:10 a.m. when they saw Marmolejo. He was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and issued a citation. He was held until he was sober because he was unable to contact a responsible, sober adult for his release.

• Martin Lopez, 37, of 26 Carey Ave. was cited with public drunkenness Friday night after police were called to assist medics at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Police said Lopez tried to fight with hospital personnel and was subdued with a stun gun after he refused to comply with orders to cease and desist. He was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and issued a citation. He was held until sober because he was unable to contact a responsible, sober adult for his release.

• Brandon Dixon, 22, of 69 W. Ross St. was cited with public drunkenness early Saturday morning after police on patrol of the Wilkes University campus saw him walking on South River carrying a 40-oz. can of beer. Police said Dixon was uncooperative with school security personnel and was taken into custody. He was transported to police headquarters, where he was issued a citation and held until he was sober because he was unable to contact a responsible, sober adult for his release.

• Anna Davis, 44, reported that a woman damaged an exterior sign at Annie’s Bar on East Northampton Street early Saturday morning. Davis said the woman had earlier had been told to leave the bar after dancing on the pool table. The woman then went outside and ripped letters from a sign, Davis said. The woman fled in a silver vehicle and police were provided the vehicle’s registration.

HANOVER TOWNSHIP – Police arrested two men on suspicion of driving under the influence at a sobriety checkpoint on East Main Street in the Dewey Park section of the township Friday.

Police said a blood test found Forrest John Meixsell, 43, of Nanticoke, to have a blood alcohol content of .16 percent and that John Joseph Dunaj, 30, of Luzerne, refused to submit to a blood alcohol screening.

Police also issued the citations for the following summary charges as a result of the same checkpoint: 1 suspended operator’s license, DUI related; 3 suspended operator’s license; 1 expired operator’s license; 2 expired registration; 11 expired Pennsylvania inspections and 2 no insurance.

• Michael Hudak said his vacant Cist Street home was entered sometime between July and September. It is not known whether anything was taken from the home.

• Amanda Braley reported that her home on Goeringer Avenue was entered and a television and Playstation 3 game console were taken Saturday morning.

• Walter Rovers of Race Street reported early Friday morning that two pool cues valued between $300 and $500 were stolen from Mugs & Jugs Bar, Oxford Street.

• Police said Mark Metcalf, 50, of Penn Street, at approximately 3:06 a.m. Friday lost control of his 2001 Ford Windstar Minivan at the intersection of South Main Street and Oaklawn Avenue and crashed the vehicle into the fence at the Oaklawn Cemetery, causing damage to the fence, two street signs and a mailbox.

Police said Metcalf was taken to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a blood alcohol test and that they may file driving under the influence charges against Metcalf pending the result of that test.

• Debbie Molitoris of Wilkes-Barre Township said she was assaulted by a woman unknown to her at the Catholic War Vets social club on Ashley Street Friday. Molitoris declined medical treatment, police said. Police said they are continuing investigation but no charges have been filed.

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