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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton man pleads guilty to murder chargemay address the court at the time of sentence and comment on the length of sent
Hazleton man pleads guilty to murder charge
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 30 minutes ago
may address the court at the time of sentence and comment on the length of sentence they hope the victim receives. When Hazleton Police arrived to 615 Cleveland Street on September 11, 2014, they found Zachary Richards with “a knife sticking out... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cops: Drums woman facing charges after 3 crashes in one nightArticle Tools Charges are pending against a Drums woman who police say fled fr
Cops: Drums woman facing charges after 3 crashes in one night
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Article Tools Charges are pending against a Drums woman who police say fled from two late Friday night crashes before a third crash stopped her. Daneen Yankovich, 36, crashed her 2004 Mercedes Benz into guiderails in the 400 block of West Butler... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
3 arrested on drug chargesArticle Tools Hazleton police arrested three men on drug charges Tuesday night
3 arrested on drug charges
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 hours ago
Article Tools Hazleton police arrested three men on drug charges Tuesday night. One of them, Joseph A. Stevens, also was wanted for breaking into a car in Hazle Township, and last weekend was arraigned on charges in connection with a series of car... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
For city officer, no two days are the sameloops are joined and then severed as Velcro strips seal and peel apart on a snu
For city officer, no two days are the same
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
loops are joined and then severed as Velcro strips seal and peel apart on a snug-fitting bulletproof vest. It’s a sound Hazleton police Officer Brett Green hears every day as she adjusts the Kevlar around herself. At the start of her shift it’s... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton makes ‘COPS’ debutArticle Tools It was an episode some couldn’t wait to see and others, well ...
Hazleton makes ‘COPS’ debut
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools It was an episode some couldn’t wait to see and others, well ... Hazleton police debuted their work to a nationwide audience Saturday night when “COPS,” a television reality show, aired a several-minute segment of footage they... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 24he admitted to hitting the children with a belt but denied knowing it left brui
Police, Sept. 24
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
he admitted to hitting the children with a belt but denied knowing it left bruising. Cops seek purse, wallet owners Hazleton police seek to return a woman’s purse and man’s wallet recovered on Friday morning. The wallet belongs to Emmanuel... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City police defuse disturbance, find rifle after arresting teenassault and other charges after a domestic disturbance in which he threatened f
City police defuse disturbance, find rifle after arresting teen
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
assault and other charges after a domestic disturbance in which he threatened family members and police Thursday afternoon, Hazleton police said. Officers responded to a home in the 100 block of South Laurel Street just before 2 p.m. and found the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton police to debut on COPS tonightArticle Tools Hazleton police are scheduled to make their debut at 8 tonight o
Hazleton police to debut on COPS tonight
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police are scheduled to make their debut at 8 tonight on “COPS,” the reality show which airs on Spike TV. A preview on the “COPS” website hints at the footage which will be shown — Hazleton officers handling an alleged dog... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Boy, 16, charged with assaulting officersassault and other charges after a domestic disturbance in which he threatened f
Boy, 16, charged with assaulting officers
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
assault and other charges after a domestic disturbance in which he threatened family members and police Thursday afternoon, Hazleton police said. Officers responded to a home in the 100 block of South Laurel Street just before 2 p.m. and found the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City cops collar man on stolen ATV after chasefelony; reckless endangerment and fleeing or attempting to elude police, both m
City cops collar man on stolen ATV after chase
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
felony; reckless endangerment and fleeing or attempting to elude police, both misdemeanors, and eight summary violations by Hazleton police for the pursuit. He was taken to Luzerne County Correctional Facility, Wilkes-Barre, for overnight... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Stolen ATV recovered; driver arrestedfelony; reckless endangerment and fleeing or attempting to elude police, both m
Stolen ATV recovered; driver arrested
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
felony; reckless endangerment and fleeing or attempting to elude police, both misdemeanors, and eight summary violations by Hazleton police for the Wednesday pursuit. He was taken to Luzerne County Correctional Facility, Wilkes-Barre, for overnight... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 22a city woman and then assaulted her Monday, police say, was apprehended. Brent
Police, Sept. 22
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
a city woman and then assaulted her Monday, police say, was apprehended. Brent B. Bianco, 21, Hazleton, was charged by Hazleton police with robbery, theft and harassment. He was arraigned Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge Joseph Zola,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
From staff reportsArticle Tools Found property at city station Hazleton police are holding pro
From staff reports
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
Article Tools Found property at city station Hazleton police are holding property for a New Jersey woman. Police said property belonging to Zoraida Pozo was turned into officers Monday at 1:30 p.m. She can claim her property by calling police at... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Alleged drug dealers arrestedArticle Tools Hazleton police and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
Alleged drug dealers arrested
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General apprehended two alleged heroin dealers Monday, according to court records. George F. Walker II, 44, and Danielle Jaso, 32, were apprehended when agents and police quickly... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Aug. 5Zola on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats and
Court, Aug. 5
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
Zola on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats and four counts of reckless endangerment. Hazleton police withdrew the simple assault and threats charges, while Smith waived aggravated assault and reckless... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HCA seeks money for policesoon be able to gauge the response to the first wave of fliers that were mailed
HCA seeks money for police
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 days ago
soon be able to gauge the response to the first wave of fliers that were mailed last week as part of a fundraiser for the Hazleton Police Department. Bills that include police donation vouchers began arriving in mailboxes late last week, HCA... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 19DUI controlled substance, possession of marijuana, use or possession of drug pa
Police, Sept. 19
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
DUI controlled substance, possession of marijuana, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary violation by West Hazleton police after a Sept. 6, 2014, offense. ■ Daniel P. Reynolds, 25, West Hazleton, three counts possession of a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 18charged with felons not to possess a firearm and theft in the Butler Township i
Police, Sept. 18
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
charged with felons not to possess a firearm and theft in the Butler Township incident. 2 bicycles found by city officers Hazleton police are holding two bicycles for the rightful owners. Officers recovered a light blue and purple Roadmaster... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 17store. Eric M. Wisda, 42, Hazleton was charged with felonies for retail theft
Police, Sept. 17
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
store. Eric M. Wisda, 42, Hazleton was charged with felonies for retail theft and receiving stolen property by West Hazleton police due to the amount of money he cost Lowe’s Home Improvement Center — and due to the number of times he... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Sept. 17violation filed against Yeisy Gonzalez Vasquez, 23, New York City, in relation
Court, Sept. 17
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
violation filed against Yeisy Gonzalez Vasquez, 23, New York City, in relation to an Aug. 12 offense were withdrawn by West Hazleton police Wednesday. ■ Joseph Gennaro, 29, Hazleton, pleaded guilty to a harassment citation filed against him by... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Home invasion leaves 1 injured in W. HazletonArticle Tools One man was injured after an early Thursday morning home invasio
Home invasion leaves 1 injured in W. Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
Article Tools One man was injured after an early Thursday morning home invasion in West Hazleton. West Hazleton police Chief Brian Buglio said he believes the attack, which transpired over eight to 10 minutes, wasn’t a random act. Three masked and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man assaulted in West Hazleton home invasionArticle Tools One man was injured after an early Thursday morning home invasio
Man assaulted in West Hazleton home invasion
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
Article Tools One man was injured after an early Thursday morning home invasion in West Hazleton. West Hazleton police Chief Brian Buglio said he believes the attack, which transpired over eight to 10 minutes, wasn’t a random act. Three masked and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 16because they have only recently been filed or served. ■ Tiana C. Toohil, 25, D
Police, Sept. 16
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
because they have only recently been filed or served. ■ Tiana C. Toohil, 25, Drums, disorderly conduct and harassment by Hazleton police after an Aug. 5 offense. ■ Shawn P. Malloy, 28, Hazleton, objects used to package a controlled substance by... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
News - Standard Speakerpolice after a May 10 offense. ■ Rafael Rodriguez-Perez, 24, Hazleton, disorde
News - Standard Speaker
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
police after a May 10 offense. ■ Rafael Rodriguez-Perez, 24, Hazleton, disorderly conduct for unreasonable noise by West Hazleton police after an Aug. 23 offense. ■ Joseph Sosa-Vasquez, 21, Freeland, harassment by state police at Hazleton after... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 15by city police after a Sept. 5 offense. Tomas Rivera, 18, West Hazleton, objec
Police, Sept. 15
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
by city police after a Sept. 5 offense. Tomas Rivera, 18, West Hazleton, objects to compound a controlled substance by Hazleton police after a Sept. 5 offense. Heath Houseknecht, 28, West Hazleton, harassment by borough police after an Aug. 13... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Federal drug, firearms charges for city man linked to homicideman arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Hazle Township man now
Federal drug, firearms charges for city man linked to homicide
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
man arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Hazle Township man now faces federal drug and firearms charges. Hazleton police charged 26-year-old Christian F. Rosado, 220 E. Hemlock St., with two felonies, one for unlawful possession... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
School bus misses children after police incidentwas and there were children on the bus. The parent had attempted to board the b
School bus misses children after police incident
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
was and there were children on the bus. The parent had attempted to board the bus, which is not allowed, he said. Hazleton police were talking to the parent, he said, and the bus continued its run. The bus driver then missed several... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
4 years later, new drug charges for West Hazleton womanwas the second time local law enforcement arrested her for narcotics dealing lo
4 years later, new drug charges for West Hazleton woman
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
was the second time local law enforcement arrested her for narcotics dealing locally. Minardi was arrested by West Hazleton police in December 2012 for a felony count of conspiracy possession with intent to deliver heroin, a violation she... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 1428, Hazleton, open container by city police after a Sept. 4 offense. ■ Stephen
Police, Sept. 14
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
28, Hazleton, open container by city police after a Sept. 4 offense. ■ Stephen R. Vislocky Jr., 51, public drunkenness by Hazleton police after a Sept. 4 offense. ■ Bryan M. Jaramillo Rodas, 19, Hazleton, underage drinking by city police after an... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City faces higher pension plan costswill consider a resolution for approving receipt of a MRAP four-wheel vehicle f
City faces higher pension plan costs
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
will consider a resolution for approving receipt of a MRAP four-wheel vehicle from a federal surplus program. Hazleton Police Department’s request for the armored/tactical vehicle was granted and, if approved, would be given to the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
4 years later, new drug charges for W. Hazleton womanwas the second time local law enforcement arrested her for narcotics dealing lo
4 years later, new drug charges for W. Hazleton woman
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
was the second time local law enforcement arrested her for narcotics dealing locally. Minardi was arrested by West Hazleton police in December 2012 for a felony count of conspiracy possession with intent to deliver heroin, a violation she... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City police seize cellphone records to prove witness intimidation in 2015 murder caseWILKES-BARRE — Hazleton police have seized the cellphone records of a witness i
City police seize cellphone records to prove witness intimidation in 2015 murder case
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Hazleton police have seized the cellphone records of a witness intimidation suspect in an effort to prove he tried to scare people into keeping quiet about his brother’s alleged involvement in a murder. Documents filed in court Monday... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police: Dealer had 200+ drug packets in PorscheArticle Tools Hazleton police found dozens of heroin and crack cocaine packets
Police: Dealer had 200+ drug packets in Porsche
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police found dozens of heroin and crack cocaine packets packaged for sale when they shut down an alleged drug dealer Monday morning. Michael P. Shirley, 23, 60 E. Sixth St., faces four counts of possession with intent to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Drug dealer busted with heroin, crack hidden in false-bottomed WD-40 canArticle Tools Hazleton police found dozens of heroin and crack cocaine packets
Drug dealer busted with heroin, crack hidden in false-bottomed WD-40 can
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police found dozens of heroin and crack cocaine packets packaged for sale when they shut down an alleged drug dealer Monday morning. Michael P. Shirley, 23, 60 E. Sixth St., faces four counts of possession with intent to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City cops seize cellphone records to prove witness intimidation in 2015 murder caseWILKES-BARRE — Hazleton police have seized the cellphone records of a witness i
City cops seize cellphone records to prove witness intimidation in 2015 murder case
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Hazleton police have seized the cellphone records of a witness intimidation suspect in an effort to prove he tried to scare people into keeping quiet about his brother’s alleged involvement in a murder. Documents filed in court Monday... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police seize cellphone records of man accused of intimidating Hazleton murder witnessesArticle Tools By James Halpin Staff Writer WILKES-BARRE — Hazleton police ha
Police seize cellphone records of man accused of intimidating Hazleton murder witnesses
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Article Tools By James Halpin Staff Writer WILKES-BARRE — Hazleton police have seized the cellphone records of a witness intimidation suspect in an effort to prove he tried to scare people into keeping quiet about his brother’s alleged involvement... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 12yelling in a hospital emergency room. Christopher Lillo, 31, faces a misdemean
Police, Sept. 12
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
yelling in a hospital emergency room. Christopher Lillo, 31, faces a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct by Hazleton police after the Aug. 1 incident. The charge was filed against him Aug. 18 and issued via summons, which he accepted... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Parade caps annual city street festivalprocession was led by some of greater Hazleton’s own “boys in blue” — Hazleton
Parade caps annual city street festival
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
procession was led by some of greater Hazleton’s own “boys in blue” — Hazleton City police Chief Jerry Speziale and West Hazleton police Chief Brian Buglio. This year’s parade, featuring five divisions of floats, balloons and entertainment, was... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton fire department planning to add to its hiring listArticle Tools Following in the footsteps of Hazleton police, city firefighters
Hazleton fire department planning to add to its hiring list
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Article Tools Following in the footsteps of Hazleton police, city firefighters are developing a new Civil Service hiring list of their own. The Civil Service Commission on Friday followed through with fire Chief Donald Leshko’s request to begin... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Victim’s heroism recalled by son at Hazleton servicewere fleeing the scene of tragedy, they entered fiery skycrapers on the verge o
Victim’s heroism recalled by son at Hazleton service
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 15 days ago
were fleeing the scene of tragedy, they entered fiery skycrapers on the verge of collapse without question or complaint. Hazleton police Chief Jerry Speziale, whose connections with New York City and vicinity resonated, told the crowd, “They (the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 11She also faces misdemeanors for receiving stolen property and conspiracy to com
Police, Sept. 11
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 15 days ago
She also faces misdemeanors for receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit theft. The pair were charged by West Hazleton police after a checkbook was reported stolen from 137½ N. Broad St. at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, arrest papers state. A... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
9/11: Life changed foreverthere for profit, I went there because God told me that is what I needed to do.
9/11: Life changed forever
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 15 days ago
there for profit, I went there because God told me that is what I needed to do.” — Rachel Holly ‘We all pull together’ Hazleton police Chief Jerry Speziale doesn’t talk about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks often — only when he’s asked... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 10Article Tools Hazleton police holding property Hazleton police are holding pr
Police, Sept. 10
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police holding property Hazleton police are holding property for the rightful owners, according to press releases. Items can claim them by calling police at 570-459-4940: ■ Property owned by Hector Polanco, Hazleton, was... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
West Hazleton man facing 19 drug feloniesarrest papers state. Santiago-Polanco is no stranger to local law enforcement,
West Hazleton man facing 19 drug felonies
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
arrest papers state. Santiago-Polanco is no stranger to local law enforcement, according to court records. He fled from Hazleton police July 12, leading them on a vehicle pursuit on the north side of the city that ended at Ninth and Laurel... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City man arrested for pistol assaultArticle Tools Hazleton police were quick to arrest a city man who pistol whipp
City man arrested for pistol assault
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police were quick to arrest a city man who pistol whipped a person and then fled from officers early Friday morning, police say. It was around 2 a.m. when Officer Alan Jadush and Cpl. Scott Nicholas, who were on patrol, were... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man charged with assault after early-morning incidentArticle Tools Hazleton police were quick to arrest a city man who pistol whipp
Man charged with assault after early-morning incident
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police were quick to arrest a city man who pistol whipped a person and then fled from officers early Friday morning, police say. It was around 2 a.m. when officer Alan Jadush and Cpl. Scott Nicholas who were on patrol, were... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 8was found under the hood of the vehicle in a plastic bag and Brown claimed it w
Police, Sept. 8
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
was found under the hood of the vehicle in a plastic bag and Brown claimed it was his. 3 nabbed for Lowe’s thefts West Hazleton police said three people face charges for alleged thefts from Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in the borough: ■... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City council balking at billmailing notices with bills this week that will give authority customers the abi
City council balking at bill
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
mailing notices with bills this week that will give authority customers the ability to donate to a fund established for Hazleton police. “Starting now, there will be a second form (included) that will request donations,” Sosar said. “Nothing is... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Sept. 7Article Tools Roving patrols lead to arrests Hazleton police officers encount
Police, Sept. 7
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
Article Tools Roving patrols lead to arrests Hazleton police officers encountered multiple offenders during grant-funded roving driving under the influence patrols Sunday and Monday. Christopher Planutis, 26, Hazleton, was located during those... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
K-9s are vital assets for local police departmentsMotorWorld Toyota and other private contributions. Price is training two dogs f
K-9s are vital assets for local police departments
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
MotorWorld Toyota and other private contributions. Price is training two dogs for the city and they could be ready soon. Hazleton Police Department is the only department with two active dogs. Kingston still has a dog on the force, but only on a... Read more
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