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WYOMING – State police at Wyoming will be conducting sobriety checkpoints at various locations during July.

HAZLE TWP. – A man robbed the Turkey Hill store on state Route 924 early Sunday morning.

The man entered the store at 3:51 a.m. and demanded that the clerk give him all the money in the cash register, state police said. An undetermined amount of money was taken, state police said. The robber did not display a weapon, but kept his hand in his hooded sweatshirt pocket, state police said. He fled on foot south on Route 924.

The suspect is described as male, with a beard and black hair. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a gray or dark colored T-shirt with undetermined writing on the front, khaki pants, white socks and black sandals.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact state police in Hazleton at 570 459-3890.

WILKES-BARRE – Police arrested Patrick T. Moore of Wilkes-Barre on charges of making terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness at 9:11 p.m. Friday on Clyde Lane.

Police said they responded to 312 Clyde Lane to investigate a report of a man threatening another man, Neil King of Wilkes-Barre.

Police said they found Moore, who fit a description provided by King, in the backyard of a home on Clyde Lane, and that Moore fled from police on foot.

Police said they pursued Moore on foot and in a police cruiser and eventually subdued him by using a Taser.

• Someone damaged a Red Box DVD rental machine at 1037 N. Washington St., on Saturday.

• Rolland Smith said someone removed his backpack from the front porch of 137 N. Main St. at 2:09 a.m. Saturday.

• A man fled the CVS store on South Main Street around 3 p.m. Saturday without paying for two bottles of mouth rinse valued at $6.98. The suspect is a while male, between 35 and 40. He wore a dark blue baseball cap, a light blue shirt and blue jeans and was seen running west on Academy Street.

• Brandon White of Philadelphia faces a harassment charge after Latice Narrison said he hit her in the face during an argument in a parking lot on North Sherman Street around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Police said White fled before they arrived.

• Carey Roberts of Oakley Lane said a Garmin GPS unit valued at $400 was taken from her vehicle between 10 p.m. Friday and 12:24 p.m. Saturday.

• Kelly Mullen of Rockledge Terrace, Taylor, and Svell Moto of Washington Street were charged with public drunkenness Friday night, police said.

• Jane Rodella, 28, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with driving under the influence after her vehicle struck a parked vehicle on Academy Street shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday.

DALLAS TWP. – A man was jailed Thursday after a district judge revoked his bail after the man allegedly violated it by being spotted at a house he was not permitted to be in.

Township police charged Charles Dennis, 42, with simple assault and terroristic threats when he allegedly swung a hammer at a woman in her house on Lower Demunds Road several weeks ago.

Dennis was court ordered not to have any contact with the woman and to stay away from her house, police said.

Police said Dennis was seen by an officer entering and exiting the woman’s house on Thursday.

District Judge James Tupper revoked Dennis’ bail. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.

HAZLE TWP. – Two people were flown to a hospital after their vehicle struck a tree on Stockton Mountain Road on Thursday night, state police at Hazleton said.

State police said Lance McLeod, 51, of Hazleton, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, left the roadway while rounding a curve and struck a tree head-on at about 7:45 a.m.

McLeod and a passenger, James Matusick, 53, of Hazle Township, were flown to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, state police said.

WHITE HAVEN – State police at Hazleton reported a laptop computer, an iPod and two fishing rods were stolen from the residence of Kim Marie Nauman on Lake Drive on Wednesday.

RICE TWP. – Two people suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment after their vehicle struck a deer on Interstate 81 at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, state police at Hazleton said.

State police said Erica Urena, 23, of Hazleton, was driving a 2001 Honda Odyssey when she struck a deer that ran onto the highway.

Urena and a passenger, Maria Urena, 53, of Hazleton, complained of minor pain but refused medical treatment. Two other passengers in the vehicle were not injured.

WILKES-BARRE – City police reported Oreste Ruotolo of Hickory Street was charged with public drunkenness Saturday night after an officer on patrol saw him fall off the curb at the intersection of South Pennsylvania Avenue and East Ross Street, police said.

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