On November 3rd, 2017, the West Hazleton Police Department received information that wanted person, Aneudi CENTENO-ANDUJAR, was at a residence on E. Green Street in the Borough. As Officers made contact at the residence, CENTENO-ANDUJAR exited a second story window and climbed onto a roof in an attempt to conceal his location and ultimately flee from the officers. Officers positioned in the rear of the residence observed this action and thwarted his attempts. CENTENO-ANDUJAR was subsequently taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 bail. He faces charges of Burglary (F), Robbery (F), Escape (F), Simple Assault (M), Terroristic Threats (M), as well as several theft related charges.
During the investigation West Hazleton Police were assisted by officers from the Hazleton City Police Department, Sugarloaf and Butler Township Police Departments, and Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police.