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Port Carbon Woman Arrested for Stealing Mahanoy City Woman’s Purse at Walmart

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A Port Carbon was arrested on theft charges after police allege she stole a Mahanoy City woman’s purse at the Walmart store in Hazle Township, Luzerne County.

State Police in Hazleton say Deborah Hummel, 60, of Mahanoy City, reported her purse and cell phone stolen while she was in the parking lot of the Walmart store just over the Schuylkill County line.

Following an investigation, police determined that 40-year-old Laura Rose, of Port Carbon, was in possession of the contents of the purse.

Police say Rose swiped the items that were in Hummel’s shopping cart outside the store. Rose allegedly took Hummel’s black wallet, valued at $30 and her Samsung smartphone valued at approximately $200.

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The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 2, just before 1 p.m.

State Police expect to file charges against Rose before District Judge James Dixon.

In other police news recently …

Soda Poured on Girardville Man’s Vehicles

State Police in Frackville report someone poured soda all over 2 vehicles owned by Gary Klinger, 48, of Girardville.

Police say this happened some time between 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, and 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. The incident occurred on on Preston Ave. in Guntown.

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State Police continue to investigate this incident and aren’t sure who is responsible.

Property in Blythe Township Burgled

Some time between midnight on Sunday, May 31 and 9 a.m. on Tueday, June 2, an Orwigsburg man alleges someone forced their way into an outbuilding he owns along Mountain Rd. in Blythe Township.

State Police in Frackville say the victim reports damage to the exterior of that outbuilding. And once inside, whoever broke in damaged some equipment there. It’s not reported if any items were stolen from this building.

If you have any information on this reported break-in, you’re asked to call State Police in Frackville at (570) 874-5300.

Dad Hits Daughter’s TV with Hammer

State Police in Frackville were summoned to a West Mahanoy Township home on Sunday afternoon, May 31, for an incident involving a father, his daughter, and his daughter’s huge TV.

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They say that just after 3 p.m. on Sunday, Glenalban Lugo, of Brooklyn, NY, damaged his daughter’s 65-inch TCL television with a hammer.

Police aren’t saying what led to this incident of rage. They’ve filed a summary charge of criminal mischief against Lugo before District Judge Christina Hale in Frackville.

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