By Lucas Wood
HAZLETON, Pa. -- On Friday, August 25th, at 9PM, members of the Hazleton Patrol and Detective Divisions in partnership with Special Agents from the US Department of Justice conducted a Special Detail in the City of Hazleton into the early morning hours on Saturday, August 26th.
Marked and unmarked police units combined with approximately (8) uniformed and plainclothes law enforcement members saturated the City of Hazleton.
As a result (2) vehicles were towed, (8) traffic Citations, (3) non-traffic citations.
At approximately 0043 hours, Yasser Cruz, (06/08/85) was taken into custody at Wyoming and Maple on an Arrest Warrant based on an investigation being conducted and charges by Detective Sergeant Anthony White.
At approximately 0052 hours, at the lounge located at 596 Alter Street, Davion Murray (07/21/1988) was drunk, disorderly, and uncooperative with police and taken into custody and cited with Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct. Additionally, a 17 year-old, female juvenile was taken into custody, found to be in possession of Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, and Methamphetamine along with (6) underage individuals being cited for underage drinking and a report being filed with the Pennsylvania LCE for further investigation. Based on the severity of the situation the location was closed.
At approximately 0212 hours, a silver Dodge Caravan with expired registration was stopped at the intersection of N. Locust St. and W. Broad St. Upon approaching the vehicle officers noticed a female in the front passenger seat holding an unrestrained infant. The woman stated she didn’t know the child’s mother but found the infant left outside the Second Base Bar, 131 W. Broad Street, unattended for approximately 25 minutes. Shortly thereafter, an employee of the bar arrived on scene and stated the child’s mother showed up at the bar with the infant and left while the child was outside with no supervision. APTS was dispatched to the scene to provide care to the infant. Luzerne County Children and Youth were advised of the situation. Officers then took protective custody of the infant and officers followed the ambulance to LVH where she was treated. Destiny Davila, (12/13/98) arrived on scene and identified herself as the infant’s mother. Davila had bloodshot, glassy, watery eyes and an odor of intoxicating beverages emanating from her breath and facial region. Davila was taken into custody without incident and transported to city hall. Davila stated that she had been drinking before deciding to take her (14) month daughter to the bar. Davila stated someone at the bar offered to watch the infant and eventually discovered her daughter was missing. Charges of endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, underage, and public drunkenness were completed. Davila was then transported to LCCF.
"The department will continue to saturate the city with patrols in making a safer Hazleton"