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I-Team: Police investigating mail theft in the Wright Township area

WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Police across the area as well as the U.S. Postal Service officials are issuing an alert regarding thefts from postal service drop boxes.

The I-Team is looking into the thefts. Investigators tell the I-Team the thefts are taking place from drop boxes and they say this might actually involve an organized group that is hitting drop boxes across our region.

"You never think it's going to happen to you so you're kind of shocked and still over a week ago and you feel like it's not real," mail theft victim Scott said.

Caught on Camera: Man fires shots at Pittston police officer, suspect still at large


PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — An unidentified man is still at large after police say he opened fire on officers. It happened overnight in Luzerne County.

"Where I'm pointing, you can see the bullet entry hole," said Lorenzo White, Eyewitness.

16-year-old Lorenzo White was woken up to the sound of a bullet coming through his mother's bedroom around 1:15 Friday morning.

"I heard gunshots outside my house. I heard a bang and I ran to my mom's room. And there's a bullet hole in the house," said White.

Stolen truck recovered after Hazle Township crash

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Pennsylvania State Police have recovered a stolen vehicle after it was involved in a crash Monday morning in Hazle Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Hazleton, a white Ford F-250 belonging to Nause Landscaping, Inc. was stolen from Sunburst Drive in Hazle Township sometime between 2:40 a.m. and 4 a.m.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. PSP Hazleton responded to Stockton Road for a crash involving the missing F-250. The truck struck a pole, causing damage to both the vehicle and the pole.

Scranton PD rolls out new Sidewalk Santa, replacing Undercover Santa


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — For nearly a decade, Scranton Police patrolled around the holidays under an 'Undercover Santa' program.

But with growing tension between law enforcement and community, activists questioned the initiative.

In the past, Scranton police would do "Undercover Santa" where they pulled over drivers only to surprise them with gifts instead of citations. But the police department and the mayor went a different direction this year, replacing the program with "Sidewalk Santa". Judging by the kids' excitement, it was a success.

Man accused of assaulting woman, sending dog after police


UPDATE: Argenis Lopez has been arrested by police. He is facing charges of simple assault, aggravated assault against an officer and related charges. He's being held in Luzerne County Prison on $250,000 bail.

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Police are searching for a 22-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and ordered his pit bull to attack police officers.

One man injured after shooting at Jones Street home in Wilkes-Barre Sunday night

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — One man was injured in a dispute that turned into a shooting Sunday night and police are now searching for the perpetrators.

Police responded to a home on Jones Street in Wilkes-Barre around 8 p.m. for reports of a shooting. They say they found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Officers Attempt to Stop Vehicle, Flees at 100 MPH

Bloomsburg Police attempted to stop a vehicle driving erratically around 2:00 AM Sunday, resulting in a high-speed pursuit with speeds reaching around 100 MPH.

The driver fled towards Catawissa on SR-487, eventually leaving the roadway at the top of Riverhill Dr to attempt losing officers in a field. Officers described the driver as being dangerous with the vehicle.

Officers from Bloomsburg University, Briar Creek Township, Catawissa Borough, Hemlock Township, Locust Township, Montour Township, Scott Township, South Centre Township, and State Police Bloomsburg assisted.

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