Police, May 7

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May 7—State police incident reports

State police at Hazleton reported the following:

— A black sedan was traveling in the opposing lane of traffic on Hazle Twp. Boulevard, Hazle Twp., on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., causing Linaldy Rodriguez, 28, Sugarloaf Twp., to swerve off the road in the pickup truck he was driving to avoid a collision. Rodriguez hit a guiderail. The offending vehicle never stopped. Rodriguez didn't report any injuries. The truck was towed.

— Troopers attempted a March 19 traffic stop on a silver BMW for expired inspection around 5 p.m. at West 22nd and North Vine streets but the driver fled at a high rate of speed. Troopers pursued the driver for a "short distance" before terminating the pursuit out of concern for public safety. The trooper did obtain the vehicle registration and surveillance in the area is contributing to the investigation.


Man charged with trespassing

Hazleton police arrested a man after they were told someone was inside a medical building without permission, court papers say.

David J. Romero Bueso, 33, faces criminal trespass by Hazleton police. His bail was set at $3,000 April 24 by Magisterial District Judge David Barilla, Forty Fort.

Police said they were called to the Hazleton Cancer Center, 1701 E. Broad St., on April 24 around 10:30 a.m. for an unknown man in the boiler room. Police learned the man walked west on East Broad Street and found him in front of 1333 E. Broad St. He told police he urinated outside of the cancer center and just walked from the Hazleton Rails to Trails, but denied being inside a building, arrest papers state.


Man accused of assaulting child

A Summit Hill man faces charges after police say he assaulted a child on April 15.

Shawn M. Lynn, 34, faces aggravated assault, child endangerment, simple assault and harassment by borough police. His bail was set at $100,000 April 18 by Magisterial District Judge Eric Schrantz, Jim Thorpe.

According to arrest papers:

Police were called to 323 E. Fell St. to investigate on April 18 and detained Lynn after finding him on the sidewalk yelling and throwing his hands in the air. A bruised child with her arm in sling told police she got into an argument with her brother days prior and her stepmother broke up the fight and called Lynn while he was at work to let him know what happened. When Lynn got home he pulled the child off the couch by her ankles and onto the floor. He pulled her ankles up over her head, held her down and picked her up, throwing her on the floor and off the walls multiple times.

Lynn told police he pinned her on the floor, yelled at her and pushed her up against the wall, but denied throwing her on the floor.