Managing Editor HAMLIN- State Police Honesdale barracks investigated the theft of a donation jar at the Community Library of Lake & Salem Townships, in Hamlin. The crime took lace sometime between 7:10 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 17 and 6:30 the following morning. Intruders smashed the glass entrance doors of the library. Once inside, they stole a donation jar from off the library front desk, containing library contributions. Library Director Carmela Carman said it was very upsetting, but they are also thankful nothing else was stolen or damaged. Both the exterior and inside entrance doors were damaged. The exterior door glass was double-pane. About $75 may have been in the jar, Carman estimated, although it was hard to say not knowing what denomination of bills had been placed there. She said their library, like all public libraries, counts on whatever kind of revenue they can raise. She said that employees of the day care that meets in the building discovered the damage Wednesday morning and notified library staff. Mesko Glass came and replaced the door glass that day. Trooper John Chervanka asked that anyone with information, to call the State Police at (570)253-7126. The library is located at 518 Easton Turnpike (Route 191), just south of the Hamlin corners.
On Friday, October 19 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Karen’s Flea Market in Matamoras Borough was robbed by a thin white male, approximately 6’0” wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants and a covered face.  The perpetrator stole approximately $300.00 by knife point, said Chief Chad Stewart, Eastern Pike Regional Police Department. The suspect fled the store on foot down First street. Eastern Pike Regional Police Department is actively pursuing all leads and asks anyone with information to call Sgt. Pflanz at (570)491-4040 or e-mail your tip to
Hit & run
State Police Honesdale reported a hit and run crash at the Iron Skillet restaurant parking lot in Texas Township, Thursday, Oct. 11. At 12:30 noon, a parked 2010 Chevrolet Equinox was damaged in the passenger rear/bumper area by another vehicle. Police said that someone was operating a mid to late 90s white Ford diesel extended cab pickup, and attempted to park next to the Chevrolet when the car was struck. The driver fled the scene without providing the required information, Trooper Brendan Tomaino said. The restaurant is along Route 6 in Indian Orchard. Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police at 253-7126.