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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 28gunfire A vehicle parked in West Hazleton was damaged by gunfire during the ea
Police, Aug. 28
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
gunfire A vehicle parked in West Hazleton was damaged by gunfire during the early morning hours of Aug. 20. West Hazleton police responded to the 200-300 block of East Green Street, after receiving a report of gunshots fired in the area,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Aug. 2810 waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. The move bounds all ch
Court, Aug. 28
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
10 waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. The move bounds all charges filed against Gary R. Smith, 58, by Hazleton police to Luzerne County Court, Wilkes-Barre. Smith, of West Sixth Street, faces two counts of arson and one count... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 27J. Giranda, 39 and Andrew J. Horvath Jr., 29, were each charged with disorderly
Police, Aug. 27
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
J. Giranda, 39 and Andrew J. Horvath Jr., 29, were each charged with disorderly conduct for engaging in fighting by Hazleton police. The charge was filed against them July 26 and issued via summons, which they recently accepted. Police... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Landlord collected rent on condemned propertiestwo condemned properties she owns and not refunding the payments once the occup
Landlord collected rent on condemned properties
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
two condemned properties she owns and not refunding the payments once the occupants found out they were condemned. West Hazleton police said Margarita Murarescu, 65, of McKinley Street, Hazleton, entered into lease agreements with two separate... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazle Twp. man reunited with missing dogthe dog would be hit by a car, Speziale said, so the citizen transported the ca
Hazle Twp. man reunited with missing dog
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
the dog would be hit by a car, Speziale said, so the citizen transported the canine to the Hazleton Animal Shelter. There, Hazleton police officers Mark Zola and Alan Jadush arranged for the dog to be housed at the shelter for the night. When... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
DA lauds local control of drug task forcesaid. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, Hazleton interim p
DA lauds local control of drug task force
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
said. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, Hazleton interim police Chief Jerry Speziale and West Hazleton police Chief Brian Buglio told a Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast crowd Thursday morning at... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Worth the ride: Hazle man, missing dog reunitedcall from the Hazleton Animal Shelter, ending days of worrying that something t
Worth the ride: Hazle man, missing dog reunited
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
call from the Hazleton Animal Shelter, ending days of worrying that something terrible happened to his furry companion. Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale said city police received a call around 5 p.m. Thursday from a “good Samaritan” who... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police respond to reports of gunfireHazleton police and firefighters responded to North Pine Street near Pine Stree
Police respond to reports of gunfire
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Hazleton police and firefighters responded to North Pine Street near Pine Street Playground after receiving reports of shots being fired. Two men ran south on Pine, and one, with an Afro hairstyle, tucked a gun into his belt while approaching Broad... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Vehicle strikes home, parked carsIsuzu Axiom into the side of 638-640 Seybert St., severely damaging a black Hon
Vehicle strikes home, parked cars
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Isuzu Axiom into the side of 638-640 Seybert St., severely damaging a black Honda Civic parked near the home’s porch. Hazleton police were responding and the victim was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton via APTS. The crash... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Task force a boost for areasaid. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, Hazleton interim p
Task force a boost for area
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
said. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, Hazleton interim police Chief Jerry Speziale and West Hazleton police Chief Brian Buglio told a Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast crowd Thursday morning at... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Coroner called to pickup truckArticle Tools Hazleton police and a deputy Luzerne County coroner were called
Coroner called to pickup truck
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police and a deputy Luzerne County coroner were called to Penn Court at West Seventh Street where a body was discovered in a pickup truck this afternoon. The truck was light blue with ladders stored on roof racks. Police... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Shots fired near Pine St. playgroundHazleton police and firefighters responded to North Pine Street near Pine Stree
Shots fired near Pine St. playground
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Hazleton police and firefighters responded to North Pine Street near Pine Street Playground after receiving reports of shots being fired. Two men ran south on Pine, and one, with an Afro hairstyle, tucked a gun into his belt while approaching Broad... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 25Article Tools Wanted man sought in city Hazleton police are asking residents
Police, Aug. 25
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Article Tools Wanted man sought in city Hazleton police are asking residents if they have any information on the whereabouts of a wanted felon in the city. According to a news release issued Wednesday, Hazleton Police are seeking information on... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton police respond to reports of gunfirecame in from the area of South Church, South Vine, South Laurel and West Chapel
Hazleton police respond to reports of gunfire
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
came in from the area of South Church, South Vine, South Laurel and West Chapel streets in the city. Butler Township, Sugarloaf Township and other forces joined Hazleton police in the investigation. Check standardspeaker.com for updat... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 23paying for the items, police said. An investigation is ongoing, troopers said.
Police, Aug. 23
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
paying for the items, police said. An investigation is ongoing, troopers said. Hazleton cops holding lost cell phone Hazleton police are attempting to locate the owner of a cell phone found in the area of Eighth and Wyoming streets Aug.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
News - Standard Speakerpaying for the items, police said. An investigation is ongoing, troopers said.
News - Standard Speaker
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
paying for the items, police said. An investigation is ongoing, troopers said. Hazleton cops holding lost cell phone Hazleton police are attempting to locate the owner of a cell phone found in the area of Eighth and Wyoming streets Aug.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 22been filed or served. ■ William R. Podraza, 76, Hazle Township, disorderly con
Police, Aug. 22
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 days ago
been filed or served. ■ William R. Podraza, 76, Hazle Township, disorderly conduct for hazardous or physical offense by Hazleton police after a July 18 offense. ■ Lawrence Diaz, 27, Hazleton, harassment by state police at Hazleton after a July... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Charges, citations Charges or citations have been filed against the following, according to court documents. Violations for older offenses appear now because they have only recently been filed or served. ■ William R. Podraza, 76, Hazle Township, disorderly conduct for hazardous or physical offense bbeen filed or served. ■ William R. Podraza, 76, Hazle Township, disorderly cond
Charges, citations Charges or citations have been filed against the following, according to court documents. Violations for older offenses appear now because they have only recently been filed or served. ■ William R. Podraza, 76, Hazle Township, disorderly conduct for hazardous or physical offense b
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 days ago
been filed or served. ■ William R. Podraza, 76, Hazle Township, disorderly conduct for hazardous or physical offense by Hazleton police after a July 18 offense. ■ Lawrence Diaz, 27, Hazleton, harassment by state police at Hazleton after a July 7... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 21Article Tools Armed man charged after being found in yard Hazleton police cha
Police, Aug. 21
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
Article Tools Armed man charged after being found in yard Hazleton police charged a city man with making terroristic threats and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit after they found him on the property of the elderly person he had... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Two fires,one arsonwith city firefighters before determining the fire had been set. The investigat
Two fires,one arson
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
with city firefighters before determining the fire had been set. The investigation into that blaze is ongoing between the Hazleton police detectives division and state police. Anyone with information can contact police by calling 911. Mary... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 18Article Tools West Hazleton police seek robber West Hazleton police are looki
Police, Aug. 18
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
Article Tools West Hazleton police seek robber West Hazleton police are looking for the person who robbed a borough business at gunpoint late Tuesday night. Police said the male walked into Pantry Quik on Broad Street brandishing a semi-automatic... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Armed robbery probed in West HazletonArticle Tools West Hazleton police are looking for the person who robbed a bor
Armed robbery probed in West Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
Article Tools West Hazleton police are looking for the person who robbed a borough business at gunpoint late Tuesday night. Police said the male walked into Pantry Quik on North Broad Street brandishing a semi-automatic pistol and took an... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 17Article Tools Lights out for drug suspect West Hazleton police found a stash
Police, Aug. 17
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
Article Tools Lights out for drug suspect West Hazleton police found a stash of drugs when they stopped a vehicle for traveling without headlights Saturday. Yeisy Gonzalez Vasquez, 23, New York, was arrested as a result for false identification to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 16W. Clay Ave., faces burglary and criminal trespass, felonies and theft and rece
Police, Aug. 16
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
W. Clay Ave., faces burglary and criminal trespass, felonies and theft and receiving stolen property, misdemeanors by West Hazleton police. He was released by Magisterial District Judge David Barilla, Swoyersville, on $1,000 unsecured... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
CorrectionsArticle Tools K-9 shirts that were donated and sold as a fundraiser for Hazlet
Corrections
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
Article Tools K-9 shirts that were donated and sold as a fundraiser for Hazleton police are available at Mayor Jeff Cusat’s office. Shirts with the police department logo sold out. Frank Carmen Vito of Hazleton graduated in May from Bloomsburg... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City police to target aggressive drivers, ATVsArticle Tools Hazleton police will increase its street patrols as part of the
City police to target aggressive drivers, ATVs
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police will increase its street patrols as part of the department’s Aggressive Driving Campaign. During the last statewide Aggressive Driving Campaign Hazleton police department was recognized for its efforts in leading... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 14by city police after a Feb. 2 offense. ■ Justin R. Moyer, 30, Coaldale, use or
Police, Aug. 14
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
by city police after a Feb. 2 offense. ■ Justin R. Moyer, 30, Coaldale, use or possession of drug paraphernalia by Hazleton police after a July 19 offense. ■ Samuel O. Koch, 56, Tamaqua, use or possession of drug paraphernalia by Hazleton... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
High-speed pursuit leads to multiple charges for city manarranged and Caba Mejia delivered approximately 950 packets of heroin,” accordi
High-speed pursuit leads to multiple charges for city man
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
arranged and Caba Mejia delivered approximately 950 packets of heroin,” according to the news release. After the purchase, Hazleton Police attempted a traffic stop, where Caba Mejia “failed to stop at this point and fled HPD units on a pursuit... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Nov. 4says. 2 men charged in television theft Jacob Davis, 26, of Tresckow and John
Police, Nov. 4
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
says. 2 men charged in television theft Jacob Davis, 26, of Tresckow and John Correll, 24, of McAdoo were charged by Hazleton police with conspiracy, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and theft by deception Oct.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 15is asked to call police at 570-459-3890. Man's motorcycle stolen from porch P
Police, Aug. 15
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
is asked to call police at 570-459-3890. Man's motorcycle stolen from porch Paudolin Medrano of South Wyoming Street told Hazleton police that someone took his 2006 Honda CBR 1000cc engine motorcycle from the area of his rear porch between 1 and... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. cop accused of drunken rampage in Pa. headed to courtpreliminary hearing will be held Aug. 31 before a magisterial court judge in Ha
N.J. cop accused of drunken rampage in Pa. headed to court
NJ.com / Posted 14 days ago
preliminary hearing will be held Aug. 31 before a magisterial court judge in Hazleton, court officials confirmed. Hazleton police have charged McCarthy with DUI, resisting arrest, reckless driving, accidents involving damage to attended... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Businesses selling T-shirts to benefit Hazleton policeFour local businesses have joined forces to launch the latest fundraiser in sup
Businesses selling T-shirts to benefit Hazleton police
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Four local businesses have joined forces to launch the latest fundraiser in support of Hazleton police. Bonanza restaurant, Napoliello Masonry, Rainbow Fence Co. and Wanser Embroidery donated T-shirts with logos of the city police department and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
TO PROTECT, SERVE AND RECOGNIZE Hazleton police promote 9, swear in 2 new hires at City Hall eventSaturday was an auspicious day for the Hazleton Police Department as nine offic
TO PROTECT, SERVE AND RECOGNIZE Hazleton police promote 9, swear in 2 new hires at City Hall event
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Saturday was an auspicious day for the Hazleton Police Department as nine officers were promoted and two rookies began their careers during a ceremony at City Hall packed with family members and well-wishers. Lt. Ken Zipovsky gave the welcome to the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police seek gunmanArticle Tools Hazleton police seek help finding a gunman after receiving a rep
Police seek gunman
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police seek help finding a gunman after receiving a report that a man was shot in the hand at Beech Street and Fulton Court Saturday. The victim spoke with police at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton at 7 a.m. and said a man... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton police seek gunmanArticle Tools Hazleton police seek help finding a gunman after receiving a rep
Hazleton police seek gunman
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 15 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police seek help finding a gunman after receiving a report that a man was shot in the hand at Beech Street and Fulton Court today. The victim spoke with police at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton at 7 a.m. and said a man whom... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Gunfire reports keep cops on alertHazleton police were investigating reports of gunshots in the city Friday morni
Gunfire reports keep cops on alert
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 15 days ago
Hazleton police were investigating reports of gunshots in the city Friday morning. Officers received numerous reports of shots fired from the 400 block of West Chapel Street around 10:20 a.m., interim police Chief Jerry Speziale said. Police,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Two reports of shots fired unfounded, police sayArticle Tools Hazleton police were investigating reports of gunshots in the ci
Two reports of shots fired unfounded, police say
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police were investigating reports of gunshots in the city late Friday morning. Officers received numerous reports of shots fired from the 400 block of West Chapel Street around 10:20 a.m., police Chief Jerry Speziale said,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Aug. 12July 26. ■ Taylor L. Lobello, 28, Sugarloaf Township, pleaded guilty to a coun
Court, Aug. 12
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
July 26. ■ Taylor L. Lobello, 28, Sugarloaf Township, pleaded guilty to a count of false reports filed against him by West Hazleton police in relation to an April 2 offense, while four traffic violations were withdrawn by officers. He was ordered... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
9 city cops to be promoted, 2 new officers sworn inArticle Tools Five of nine Hazleton police officers who will be promoted durin
9 city cops to be promoted, 2 new officers sworn in
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Article Tools Five of nine Hazleton police officers who will be promoted during a ceremony this weekend at city hall will receive salary increases of between 4 percent and 10 percent, according to documents released by the city. But Mayor Jeff... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 1242, no address provided, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and objects use
Police, Aug. 12
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
42, no address provided, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and objects used for ingesting a controlled substance by Hazleton police after an Aug. 4 offense. ■ Nicholas P. Cwalina, 18, Drums, underage drinking by McAdoo police after a July... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
News - Standard SpeakerJuly 26. ■ Taylor L. Lobello, 28, Sugarloaf Township, pleaded guilty to a coun
News - Standard Speaker
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
July 26. ■ Taylor L. Lobello, 28, Sugarloaf Township, pleaded guilty to a count of false reports filed against him by West Hazleton police in relation to an April 2 offense, while four traffic violations were withdrawn by officers. He was ordered... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Fire-damaged building must come downdamage while the second floor in the rear was also damaged by flames. Firefigh
Fire-damaged building must come down
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
damage while the second floor in the rear was also damaged by flames. Firefighters were dispatched around 7:45 p.m. after Hazleton police noticed the structure on fire. Firefighters left the area around 12:45 a.m. Leshko said the fire department... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Vacant building must come downdamage while the second floor in the rear was also damaged by flames. Firefigh
Vacant building must come down
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
damage while the second floor in the rear was also damaged by flames. Firefighters were dispatched around 7:45 p.m. after Hazleton police noticed the structure on fire. Firefighters left the area around 12:45 a.m. Leshko said the fire department... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Thomas Dominick Marnellto country, which he deeply cared about, he embarked on an equally decorated 17
Thomas Dominick Marnell
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
to country, which he deeply cared about, he embarked on an equally decorated 17-year career as a police officer for the Hazleton Police Department. One of Tom’s accolades with the HPD included the Meritorious Service Award for being the first... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Vacant building burns in Hazletonwith the building. We secured it and the next day, someone cut a hole into the
Vacant building burns in Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
with the building. We secured it and the next day, someone cut a hole into the back of the building.” Leshko said that Hazleton police reported the blaze after a patrol unit saw smoke coming from the building. The blaze forced emergency... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Playground shooter case heads to courtSanchez faces two counts aggravated assault, felonies and one count each terror
Playground shooter case heads to court
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
Sanchez faces two counts aggravated assault, felonies and one count each terroristic threats and reckless endangerment by Hazleton police. He remains incarcerated on 10 percent of $100,000 bail. Sanchez was before Magisterial District Judge... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Aug. 8guilty pleas to two counts simple assault and one count disorderly conduct for
Court, Aug. 8
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 20 days ago
guilty pleas to two counts simple assault and one count disorderly conduct for a July 11 offense investigated by West Hazleton police. The investigating officer withdrew charges of reckless endangerment and harassment. ■ Krystle L.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 7Weber, 23, Ashland, possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of
Police, Aug. 7
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
Weber, 23, Ashland, possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary offense by Hazleton police after a June 11 offense. • Ismael Mejia Almonte, 24, Hazleton, possession of a small amount of marijuana,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Heroin, ‘killer drug’ seized in raidA Seybert Street man was arrested after Hazleton police raided his home on Satu
Heroin, ‘killer drug’ seized in raid
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
A Seybert Street man was arrested after Hazleton police raided his home on Saturday afternoon and found heroin, fentanyl and cash. Marcos Bentancourt, 849 Seybert St., was arrested while leaving his home as city police special operations, narcotics... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Heroin, fentanyl seized in raidA Seybert Street man was arrested after Hazleton police raided his home on Satu
Heroin, fentanyl seized in raid
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
A Seybert Street man was arrested after Hazleton police raided his home on Saturday afternoon and found heroin, fentanyl and cash. Marcos Bentancourt, 849 Seybert St., was arrested while leaving his home as city police special operations, narcotics... Read more
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