Police Blotter, 5/27/18

May 27, 2018

Roving DUI patrol nets several arrests

The Pennsylvania State Police Wyoming Station announced several citations and arrests were issued during a roving DUI patrol.

The patrol was conducted between 10 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday throughout Luzerne County.

The detail resulted in 21 summary traffic arrests, 10 warning notices being issued, and four misdemeanor arrests, three of which were drug-related, police said.

The station will be conducting a series of sobriety checkpoints through June 30.


Cops use Taser on break-in suspect

WILKES-BARRE — Police on Saturday arrested a man they saw they saw trying to kick open a door during a reported break-in.

Officers responded to Sherman Hills Apartments at 12:19 a.m. for a report of a break-in in progress by a male believed to be armed.

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect, identified as Malik Moore, 33, of Wilkes-Barre, trying to kick open the apartment door of a 39-year-old woman, according to police.

Police said Moore resisted officers’ attempts to place him under arrest, and officers had to deploy a Taser on Moore in order to take him into custody.

Police said Moore was found in possession of a replica bb gun pistol during the arrest. Based on court records, he was also found in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Moore was charged with felony counts of criminal trespass and attempted criminal trespass by breaking into a structure, and escape, along with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, simple assault, possession of a weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge James Tupper and, unable to post $150,000 bail, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for 10:30 a.m. June 7 before Magisterial District Judge Thomas Malloy.


Police: Shoplifter was a wanted man

WILKES-BARRE — While responding to a report of a retail theft suspect apprehended by Home Depot loss prevention on Friday, officers discovered the suspect was a wanted person from New Jersey.

Michael Swann, 51, was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility to await extradition to New Jersey, police said.


Trash dumpers caught on video

WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating a report of unauthorized dumping of trash at a city business.

A representative of a Hazle Street business reported to police on Friday that he observed video surveillance showing two males dumping trash in the business’ dumpster without permission.


Cops: Wanted woman arrested

WILKES-BARRE — Police say they arrested a wanted woman after she fled a crash scene.

A witness reported to police on May 18 that she observed a vehicle strike a parked vehicle on South Hancock Street.

The female driver, identified as Iyonna Aaliyyah Flagler, gave the witness the vehicle owner’s name and then fled without calling police or providing information to the vehicle owner, according to police.

Officers located Flagler at the residence of the vehicle owner and learned that Flagler was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department, police said.

Flagler was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on the warrant, and a charge of accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property was filed against her, police said.


Victim: Property stolen from car

WILKES-BARRE — A 46-year-old man reported to police Friday that someone entered his vehicle while it was parked on South Sherman Street and removed property.

The property value was estimated at $1,200, police said.


No charges filed following dispute

WILKES-BARRE — A 46-year-old man told police on Friday that his daughter’s former boyfriend punched him without causing injury.

The man told police the incident took place when he drove past the ex-boyfriend on South Washington Street at about 1:30 p.m. and the 22-year-old shouted profanities at him and his wife. He said the ex-boyfriend punched him when he stopped to confront him.

The suspect told police the man stopped for no reason and attempted to punch him.

Neither party reported injuries and neither wanted any further police action taken. All parties were advised to stay away from each other, police said.


Car reported stolen on Madison Street

WILKES-BARRE — The 30-year-old owner of a 2013 silver Honda Accord reported Friday morning that the vehicle was stolen from a location on Madison Street.

The Accord bears Pennsylvania registration KJE3640. It has tinted windows and a red sticker stating “RIP BORI” near the third brake light, police said.


Police investigate shots fired at house

WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating the firing of shots at a Wyoming Street home.

Officers responded at 2:37 a.m. Saturday to a complaint of shots fired into an occupied structure.

Upon their arrival, officers found that several shots had been fired at a residence, causing damage to the exterior.

No injuries were reported.


License plate stolen from vehicle

WILKES-BARRE — A 39-year-old man reported to police on Tuesday that someone stole the license plate from his vehicle while it was parked on Wood Street

The stolen plate bears Pennsylvania registration JSD3347.