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were stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the area of 85 Chapel St. on Sunday.


Police said they cited Lori Dopko, 34, of Wilkes-Barre, with public drunkenness after she was allegedly found intoxicated and staggering in the middle of South Main Street on Feb. 27.


Police said they charged Cherri L. Hummel, 39, of Nanticoke, with defiant trespass after she was found sitting in an idling vehicle at the Sherman Hills apartment complex on March 2.


Police said they charged Doug Edward Hurley, 34, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness after he allegedly stole items at The Home Depot on March 4. Police allege Hurley was found with a syringe in a pocket.


Police said they cited Wesley Sturdevant, 62, of Wilkes-Barre, with public drunkenness after he was allegedly found intoxicated on Davis Place on March 11.


Police said they cited Geraldine Kinney, 44, of Wilkes-Barre, with interference with contents of trash after she allegedly knocked over a recyclable container of glass near Falzone Towing on Courtright Street on March 10. Glass recyclables were scattered onto the roadway, police said. Kinney’s vehicle had been towed to the facility.


HANOVER TWP. — State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported the following:


MJ Beer Deli, 22 W. Main St., Newport Township, was recently cited with furnishing or selling alcohol to minor.


Rivalry Sports Bar Inc., doing business as Over Pour, 279 S. River St., Plains Township, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries, and sold unlimited alcoholic beverages at for a fixed price of $30.


JJE Murphy, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


James Donald Lacey and Mary Ruth Lacey, doing business as Lacey’s Bar and Grill, 438-444 E. Main St., Nanticoke, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


Zamorth Inc., Ernie’s G’s Pub and Eatery, 1022 Main St., Avoca, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


Wilkes-Barre Republic Club, 280 S. Sheridan St., Wilkes-Barre Township, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


Beer Creek Inc., doing business as Indian Lake Inn, 9933 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek Township, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


Dan Williams Inc., doing business as Danny’s, Main Road Lee, Newport Township, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.


HANOVER TWP. — Teresa Gryskevicz of Hanover Village apartments reported an unknown person gained entry to her apartment and stole a handgun and money on Sunday.


EDWARDSVILLE — A co-owner of Swizzle Sticks Bar and a bartender were arraigned Friday by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston on gambling related charges.


Dennis Shumbris, 59, of Kingston, was charged with gambling devices, allowing gambling, gambling on premises, obstructing administration of justice, criminal conspiracy and refusal to permit inspection. He was released on $7,500 unsecured bail.


Teresa Ann Spock, 46, of Edwardsville, was charged with obstructing administration of justice, criminal conspiracy and refusal to permit inspection. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.


According to the criminal complaint:


A trooper with the State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement entered Swizzle Sticks on Feb. 26, 2012, and allegedly observed a bartender take money from the cash register to pay a patron who earned credits on a Monkey Land video gambling device.


During a multijurisdictional gambling raid on Oct. 3, Spock refused to surrender money from the cash register and tried to pass the money to Shumbris, who blocked a trooper from going behind the bar, the complaint alleges.


Preliminary hearings are scheduled on April 3.


PLYMOUTH — Police said about 10 vehicles were discovered vandalized early Monday in the area of Coal and West Main streets and Shawnee Avenue.


Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call Plymouth police at 779-2147.


BUTLER TWP. — Township police said they are investigating a report that a man performed a lewd act behind the Drums Elementary/Middle School on Friday.


Police said a white 35- to 45-year-old man driving a white 1999 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with tinting on the rear door and rear panel windows and black luggage racks, drove behind the school and performed a lewd act at about 3 p.m. The man has a short buzz style hair cut, police said.


Anyone with information is asked to call Butler Township police at 788-4111.


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