Burglary spree in Pike
PIKE COUNTY- Pa. State Police Blooming Grove reported the investigation of four recent residential burglaries. Several thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was taken from three homes. • On Tuesday Oct. 23 between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.., someone forced open a door of a home in Old Mill Estates, Dingman Township. The house is on Old Mill Drive. Persons removed several jewelry boxes containing approximately $10,000 worth of jewelry, and then fled. • There was a burglary at a second house on Old Mill Drive the same day. Between 8:30 a.m. and 4:10 p.m., unknown persons forced their way into the home and removed a sum of cash. They fled the area undetected. • Jewelry was swiped from a house on Aspen Drive, Pocono Mountain Woodland Lakes in Dingman Township. The burglary occurred Oct. 23, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. In this incident, unknown persons entered the victim’s house through a second floor window using an extension ladder behind the house. The intruders pushed aside the air conditioner in the window to get inside. They proceeded to steal two Playstation gaming systems from the home in addition to around $3,000 worth of jewelry. • A few days earlier- on Friday Oct. 19, a burglary occurred on Meath Lane in the Traces of Latimore development in Delaware Township. Burglars forced open a garage entry door to get into the house. They removed a safe from the residence containing $5,000 in savings bonds and several thousand dollars worth of jewelry. They also stole a Macintosh computer, an I-Pad and an Echo leaf blower. Trooper Kevin Varcoe investigated these burglaries. He asked that anyone having any information, to contact the Blooming Grove barracks at (570)226-5718.
Store window smashed
HONESDALE- On Friday October 19th, at 8:55 a.m. Honesdale Borough Police officers investigated a report of criminal mischief on Main Street. Officers responded to Audibel Hearing Care Center located at 533 Main Street. It was determined that someone had thrown a large landscaping block through a ground floor window of the office sometime overnight. Investigating officers are urging anyone who may have information pertaining to this crime to contact them at (570)253-1900.
Lackawaxen residents hurt
LACKAWAXEN TWP.- A one car accident on Masthope Plank Road, Saturday, Oct. 20, left the car on its roof and the occupants with injuries. State Police Blooming Grove report that Frank J. Meglio, age 28, of Lackawaxen, was heading south on Masthope Road at an apparent high rate of speed. Just after 2:30 p.m., the car crested a hill and began to rotate counterclockwise out of control. Crossing the northbound lane, the vehicle exited the east side of the road, struck an embankment, rolled onto its roof and impacted a tree. This was about one mile south of Westcolang Road. Meglio suffered moderate injuries. His two adult passengers, also from Lackawaxen, received injuries listed by police as minor. Lackawaxen EMS and Lackawaxen Fire Department responded. Meglio was transported to Community Medical Center in Scranton; the passengers were taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. All three had been strapped in. Trooper Kevin Varcoe stated that Meglio was cited for speeding. The trooper added that the investigation is continuing. The car, a 1994 Subaru Impreza, sustained extensive damage and was towed away.