2021 Nanticoke PD News

Nanticoke man wanted for defecating in doughnut shop

Michael P. Buffer - Citizens Voice

A Nanticoke man is wanted on indecent exposure charges after Wilkes-Barre police said he dropped his pants and defecated on the floor of a Public Square doughnut shop.

Greg Winslow, 45, is accused of walking into the Curry Donuts around 1 p.m. Tuesday and defecating on the floor. Police said surveillance video shows Winslow exposing his genitals to patrons in the restaurant during the process.

Officers took out a warrant charging Winslow with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Winslow remained wanted Wednesday afternoon.


Nanticoke teen, 17, charged as an adult on numerous firearm, robbery offenses in Hazleton

City police Wednesday added drug possession charges against a 17-year-old boy from Nanticoke, who was charged as an adult last week on felony assault and robbery offenses.

Fritz Tazhier Napoleon, of East Noble Street, was in possession of marijuana, rolling papers and Xanax pills when he was arrested along with Dashaun Malik Murray, 24, of Pine Street, Freeland, and a 14-year-old boy from Garwood Street, Scranton, during a traffic stop on James Street, Hazleton, on Jan. 11.

Police were searching for Napoleon and Murray in connection to an assault and robbery incident on Jan. 8.

During the traffic stop, police say Napoleon was in possession of an open package of marijuana labeled “Insane,” a package of rolling papers and Xanax pills in a fanny pack, according to court records.

Murray was allegedly in possession of a Kel-Tec P3AT semi-automatic handgun and the 14-year-old boy was found with a 9mm handgun with an altered serial number hanging from his neck.

Police said Murray is a convicted felon and not permitted to carry, own or possess a firearm.

Napoleon and Murray were arraigned last week by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township on multiple counts of robbery, aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy charges. Murray was also hit with three firearm offenses. Halesey jailed the pair deeming them a danger to society.

On Wednesday, Napoleon was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Spagnuolo in Plains Township on charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 on the latest charges.



Wanted man, Nanticoke juvenile arrested in Hazleton

STAFF REPORT Citizens Voice

One man and two juveniles were arrested during a traffic stop near the intersection of North James and West Spruce streets at 3:18 p.m. Monday by Hazleton police in coordination with West Hazleton police.

Police said Dashaun Malik Murray, 24, of Freeland and a 17-year-old male of Nanticoke were wanted for numerous felony and misdemeanor charges, including aggravated assault and robbery from a recent incident.

There was also a warrant for the 17-year-old male stemming from several felony firearms violations in early 2020.

The second juvenile, a 14-year-old male of Scranton, was wanted by Juvenile Probation.

Narcotics detectives observed the two wanted individuals occupying a vehicle traveling through the city. The three were taken into custody without incident.

Murray, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a handgun and charged with possession of a firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license and possession of a weapon.

The 14-year-old male was found to be in possession of a Tec-9 with an obliterated serial number and a large capacity magazine. He was charged with possessing a firearm with manufacturer number altered and possession of a firearm prohibited.

The 17-year-old male was found to be in possession of pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Pending charges include possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Murray and the 17-year-old were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Joseph Halesey and both were denied bail. The 14-year-old was transported to Northampton County Juvenile Detention Facility.

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