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2001 | 2002 | 2003

Posted on Fri, Jul. 05, 2002
Taken from the
Times Leader on July 5, 2002

Police investigating pair of armed robberies
The Price Chopper in Wilkes-Barre Township and a Turkey Hill in Nanticoke were the targets. Police are not sure if the crimes are related.

According to Nanticoke Police, at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday, a man approached a female Turkey Hill Minit Market employee outside the store at 99 S. Market St.

The man said he was from another Turkey Hill Minit Market and needed to borrow some items. He was reportedly wearing a white shirt with blue stripes which resembled a store employee shirt, police said.

The man then followed the clerk into the store and pointed a handgun at her when she attempted to call the store manager. He demanded money from the clerk, who complied, and then he exited the store, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 25 to 30 years of age, with a muscular build and black, collar-length hair.

Anyone with information on the invasion is asked to call Nanticoke police at 735-2200, ext. 3205 or click HERE to send us confidential email.

[Taken from Citizen's Voice 2/17/02]

Nanticoke police are seeking information into the theft of two all-terrain vehicles that occurred
last Saturday and late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

On Saturday, an unknown suspect phoned a resident who advertised an ATV for sale. The suspect came to the victim's home and asked to take the ATV for a ride. He drove the vehicle away, and it is believed it was placed in the back of a truck.

The ATV is a 2000 Kawasaki, KVF300, green in color, with a Pennsylvania registration of 4083C. Police said the suspect is a white male, 6 feet to 6 feet, 5 inches of medium build with brown hair.

Late Tuesday or early Wednesday, someone went to the 100 block of Phillips Street near Bliss Street in the Hanover section of Nanticoke, where an ATV was chained to a trailer. The trailer, including the ATV, was then towed from the scene. The ATV is a 2001 Polaris Magnum 325, camouflage in color. Registration is 0159F. The trailer is a black 2001 Carry-On with a Pennsylvania registration of XR-39327.

Police advise ATV owners to insure that their vehicles are secured in a proper manner and should be cautious of persons requesting to test drive their vehicles. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 735-2200.


December 20, 2001
A Nanticoke man and his dog were injured on Thursday, December 20, 2001 in a home invasion on Shea Street.

Police said the man became involved in a fight after two men entered his house about 12:45 p.m. During the confrontation, he was struck with a chrome pistol on the left side of his forehead. His brown-and-white pit bull was shot and injured.

Police said he ran to the Uni Mart at 61 E. Main St., where he injured his right wrist climbing over a fence. Both suspects fled on foot. The police report did not say whether the victim knew the assailants.

The man was treated at Mercy Hospital and released.

The suspect brandishing the weapon is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, baggy blue jeans and black boots. The second suspect is also a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall with bushy hair. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, baggy blue jeans and black boots.

Anyone with information on the invasion is asked to call Nanticoke police at 735-2200, ext. 3205 or click HERE to send us confidential email.