West Hazleton Crime
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On Friday night West Hazleton police broke up a brawl in the parking lot
of the Laurel Mall..
The fight broke out around 10 o’clock between 19 year old Yusef GUZMAN
of Hazleton and 19 year old Matthew MACDOWELL of Pottsville…
Both males received facial injuries but refused medical attention on scene.
The investigation is ongoing and charges will be pending the result of
West Hazleton Police are investigating a purse snatching that occurred
on New Years day at the Weis Markets in West Hazleton…the victim, a 73
year old woman…
The Elderly woman reported that she was shopping in the store and had
her purse in her cart and that while she had her back turned from her
cart she heard someone approach her from behind.
When she looked back she saw a white female wearing a white hooded
jacket running from the aisle carrying her purse.
The female was seen exiting the store and enter a gold, four door, Honda
Civic with tinted windows.
The vehicle then fled north on Route 93.
Anyone with information is asked again to call West Hazleton police or
Someone swiped some equipment from Tractor Supply store last Tuesday
West Hazleton Police are investigating the theft of a plasma cutter that
was stolen from the store in West Hazleton.
Store employees discovered that the plasma cutter was missing from the
shelf that it was displayed on. Upon further investigation it
was discovered that the unknown actor(s) cut a padlock and removed a
steel cable that secured the machine to the shelf.
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Hazleton Police at
570-455-3733 or 911.