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Recent Crime News
Friday | via The Citizens' Voice
Police announced Thursday that they arrested Luiyomal Pagan-Ardono, 23, and Bobby Jo Engle, 18. Both face multiple charges based on their alleged role in a wild fight in Pittston on Oct. 17 that started with a dispute over access to an ATM. A man was stabbed and a woman assaulted and injured in the melee. Comment?
Thursday Oct 23 | via The Times-Tribune
The stabbing, which occurred at about 8 p.m. Friday on Tomato Festival Drive, was sparked by a dispute over access to an ATM, according to Pittston police. Two victims were treated and released at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. Comment?
Thursday Oct 23 | via The Citizens' Voice
The stabbing, which occurred at about 8 p.m. Friday on Tomato Festival Drive, resulted from a dispute over access to an ATM that grew into a wild melee, according to Pittston police. Two victims were treated and released from Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, police said. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 22 | via The Times Leader
City police were able to identify several people involved in a stabbing on Friday by using a receipt from a fast food restaurant, according to an arraignment of one of the suspects on Wednesday. David Bulford Jr. and his girlfriend drove up to an ATM at a bank on Tomato Festival Drive at 8 p.m. and asked a group of people to move so he could conduct his business. Comment?
Sunday Oct 19 | via The Times Leader
Here's a bit of news you might have missed last week. For the full stories and to find out more information, visit timesleader.com Pittston Township police said a large amount of heroin and prescription pills were in arm's reach of a 2-year-old girl when they stopped a traffic violation, according to charges filed. Comment?
Thursday Oct 16 | via The Citizens' Voice
Patrick Evans, 35, of Pittston, and Thomas Long, 30, of Wilkes-Barre, were charged Tuesday with theft and related offenses for cutting off two catalytic converters from EZ Car and Truck Rental on Pierce Street, police said. They were arrested Monday night with the stolen property and a Sawzall used to cut the items from the vehicles and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via The Times Leader
City police arrested a man they say held a knife against a clerk's throat during a robbery at Paris Mart on Tuesday. Gabriel Olivarez, 20, of Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Carmody in West Pittston on charges of robbery and simple assault. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via The Citizens' Voice
A Brooklyn man and a Pittston man charged in an August 2013 shooting at the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex in Wilkes-Barre that critically injured two young girls face trial after a district judge bound their charges over to county court Wednesday. Trevor Whitaker, 27, of 1710 Union St., and Jamal Alford, 25, of Pittston, were charged June 23 after Luzerne County detectives say they fired shots that hit the 2-year-old in the face and the 5-year-old in the neck on Aug. 24, 2013. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via The Times Leader
Jamal Alford, left, and Trevor Whitaker are escorted into District Judge Martin Kane's courtroom on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on charges they shot two girls in the Sherman Hills apartment complex in August 2013. Ed Lewis/The Times Leader Jamal Alford, left, and Trevor Whitaker are escorted into District Judge Martin Kane's courtroom on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on charges they shot two girls in the Sherman Hills apartment complex in August 2013. Comment?
Friday Oct 3 | via The Times Leader
Two men charged in a string of robberies from Pittston City to Hanover Township robbery will have charges forwarded to Luzerne County Court. Donald James Thomas III, 35, of Duryea, will face a number of felony theft and burglary charges in two July robberies in Pittston, while his alleged accomplice Ryan Rydzfski Jr., 27, of Pittston, had all but one felony count withdrawn in each of three cases, according to court documents filed Friday. Comment?
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