TheTimes Leader strives tocorrect errors,clarifystoriesandupdatethempromptly.Correctionswill appear inthisspot.Ifyouhaveinformationtohelpus correct aninaccuracyorcover anissuemorethoroughly,call thenewsroomat 829-7242.
Wilkes-Barre Publishing, LLL
HAZLETON — Police on Sundaynight were searching for a man wantedinthe shooting of anothermanSaturday.A “be on the look out,” or BOLO,was issued around 8:10 p.m. by LuzerneCounty 911 for Fernando Torres witha last known address of Mark Drive,Hanover Township.He was being sought in the shoot-ing of 40-year-old man from Hazleton,according to police. The victim wasbrought to Hazleton General Hospitalaround 4:35 p.m. Saturday after being shot elsewhere. The unidentiﬁed victimwas ﬂown by helicopter to a regionaltrauma center.Police did not identify the locationof the shooting, but media reports saidpolice responded to a garage on NorthPoplar Street. Torres was considered armed anddangerous, and possibly traveling in thecompany of a woman and another manin a white Hyundai Sonata, according topolice.SCRANTON — Communityorganizations gathered Sundayto raise awareness and funds tohelp local youths at the inauguralMusic, Motors and More festivalat the Toyota Pavilion at MontageMountain.Brian Fischer, one of the eventorganizers, said the communitygroups took advantage of the gen-erosity of the facility’s owners,Live Nation, who donated use of the pavilion, to hold the festivalwith an overarching goal to pro-mote anti-bullying programs. The Bridge Youth Services andthe Wyoming Valley Children’sAssociation were involved, hesaid. The event included eight musi-cal performers, with The Badleesperforming as the ﬁnal act. Theyall volunteered their time for thecause. In addition, the CorvetteClub of Northeast Pennsylvaniabrought more than 150 cars anda long list of vendors participated.A teacher in the Wilkes-BarreArea School District, Fischersaid bullying is a threat for stu-dents that can have “life altering”effects.“Bullying is a major problemand we have to be ‘hands-on’ withittostop it,” Fischersaid. “Itcan’tbe tolerated,” he said.Fischer organized car shows atthe Solomon Plains ElementarySchool for years and decided itwas time to expand. He said hesaw the Toyota Pavilion as theperfect place to do that.“This is a great place for thistype of community event and weplantomakeitanannualfestival,”he said. He thanked Live Nationfor donating the venue and thepersonnel.Alan Stout, who works toeducate local students through The Bridge Youth Services Anti-Bullying program, stressed anti-bullying programs are becoming increasingly important in areaschools.Hesaidoneofthemostdifﬁculttype of bullying to ﬁght is cyber-bullying, which he called the most“cowardly” type.“It’s not like in the past where abully pushed somebody and couldget pushed back,” Stout said.“Nowbullyingisdoneincompleteanonymity and from a distance,where the victim is defenseless,”he said.Stout said he believes the anti-bullying efforts in local schoolsare having a positive effect, but headmits more has to be done. Heemphasized involvement from thestudents might be the most effec-tive way to ﬁght it.“The students are the greatestasset. If we get enough of theminvolved,theycanmakeanimpacton bullying,” he said.Joe Lazzaro, president of the Corvette Club, said hisgroup was willing to partici-pate in the festival because itwants to help local youth.He hoped a large number of fes-tival-goers would appreciate theassortment of Corvettes lined updating from the 1950’s to present.Fischer said he hoped thou-sands of people would attend theﬁrst Music, Motors and More fes-tivalbytheendofthedayandsaidhe looks forward to further expan-sion of community events at thepavilion in the future.
BillTarutis | ForTheTimes Leader
People gather to listen to the music of Miz at the Music & Motors and More ontheMountaincarshowaidedbytheCorvetteClubofNortheasternPennsylvaniaat theToyota Pavilion in Moosic on Sunday afternoon.
Music, motors and more, oh my!
Horsepower,tunes aim to aid areayouths
— City police reportedthe following:
• Daniel Harthausen of Suffolk, Va., was
cited with public drunkenness, underagedrinking and disorderly conduct after King’sCollege security ofﬁcers said they saw himurinating on the doorway of a building onNorth Main Street around 7 p.m. Saturday.
• James Snarski of Vulcan Street said his
residence was burglarized between midnightand 4 p.m. Saturday. He was in the process of determining what was stolen.
• Police found shell casings and a bullet
in the front door of a residence on Old RiverRoad after responding to a call of shots ﬁredon Maffet Street around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.No suspects were found after a search of thearea and there were no reported injuries.
• A 23-year-old man said a 32-inch Dynex
ﬂat-screen television, two Xbox 360 gam-ing consoles, a PlayStation and a DirecTVtransmitter box were stolen during a burglaryat his residence on South Franklin Streetbetween 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday.
• A 39-year-old Forty Fort woman said
her 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix was stolenfrom Bowman Street. The car is gold andhas Pennsylvania license plate JHJ8103. The woman said she parked the car near herfather’s residence and returned at 9:30 p.mSaturday to ﬁnd it was gone.
— City police reported thefollowing:
• Dennis Hall, 51, of Hazleton was arrest
-ed at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of SixthStreet and Lafayette Court on outstanding warrants from the Luzerne County Sheriff’sDepartment and committed to the LuzerneCounty Correctional Facility.
• Amanda Dibonifazio, 32, of Sugarloaf,
was restrained by police shortly after1:35 a.m. Sunday at Hazleton GeneralHospital during a disturbance.Police responded to the hospital and wit-nessed her screaming and yelling at hospitalstaff.She was eventually restrained and calmed.Persistent disorderly conduct and othercharges will be ﬁled against her, police said.
• Jennifer Vasquez, 28, of Hazleton was
cited with harassment after allegedly caus-ing a disturbance in the 400 block of EastDiamond Avenue around 3 p.m. Saturday.
• Donan Lombert, 37, of Hazleton, was
cited with disorderly conduct and publicdrunkenness after he was seen urinating inthe street near a food truck on East DiamondAvenue around 2:40 a.m. Saturday. Whenpolice confronted Lombert he became aggres-sive with ofﬁcers and was detained, policesaid.
• Several items were taken from a 2013
Honda Pilot while it was parked in the 200block of East Elm Street between 11 a.m. Thursday and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
• Kurt Mumie, 27, was taken into custody
on a charge of possession of a controlled sub-stance shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday in thearea of Second and North James streets.
• A at-screen television was stolen from
the residence of Linda Peifer in the 600 blockof Alter Street between 7:30 p.m. Friday and1:30 p.m. Saturday.
BillTarutis | ForTheTimes Leader
Self-proclaimed‘bestfriends’BenSebensli,right,andSamanthaAlaimo,bothsecond-gradersatDallasElementarySchool,workondecorat-ingpumpkinsatthe11thannualDallasHarvestFestivalonSundayafternoon.Otherfestivalactivitiesincludedanopen-miketalentcontest,a farmers market, a competition of floral displays, the chance to ride an old-fashioned firetruck and the opportunity to watch a differenttheatrical skit every hour on the hour.
Dallas Festival:Where best friends meetAll aboard for charity!
Pittston native CaydenWeller gets his train ticketstamped Sunday for hisfirst coal-powered steamlocomotive train ride.TrainNo.425 left Duryea Stationon Sunday morning for itsspecial fourth annual ride tohelp benefit Pittston-areacharities.The classic steamengine and its passengercars traveled toJimThorpe,where passengers wereallowed to disembark andsite-see in the historic town.Proceeds from this year’strip will benefit the PittstonMemorial Library,GreaterPittstonYMCAand the Careand Concern Free HealthClinic,also in Pittston.
Eric Seidle |ForTheTimes Leader