LEHMAN TWP.- A description has been given to State Police, Blooming Grove, of two suspects in the burglary of a home March 5th at Pocono Mountain Lake Estates.
The crime was discovered by the home owner after returning home from work. The house is on the 170 block of Ledgeway Drive.
Between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., someone had forced open a low window, gained entry and rummaged through several rooms. The owner related that an X-Box 360 game system, a PS3 game system, a 32" RCA flat screen TV, a Dell Inspiron laptop with a 19" screen, a Cannon Elf camera, a class ring and two long guns were removed from the residence by the actor(s).
A witness related seeing a late 80's or early 90's Ford pickup truck parked in the driveway with a blue tarp over the bed prior to the return of the owner at the approximate time of the burglary. The occupants of the vehicle were described as white with one wearing a blue gray hoodie and other wearing a carhart jacket.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the State Police at (570)226-5718. Trooper Kenneth Johansson investigated.
HONESDALE- Honesdale Borough Police are investigating a theft of a purse which occurred on Feb. 22 at approximately 1 p.m. At Dave’s Super Duper on Willow Avenue.
The victim advised police that she left her purse in the bathroom. The victim realized she left her purse in the bathroom approximately 30 minutes later and went back to get it. The purse was now missing.
Anyone with information is urged to call the police at 253-1900. Ptlm Thacher is the investigating officer.
Upset over layaway
TEXAS TWP.- Thomas Michael Coffin, age 26, was cited for Disorderly Conduct after becoming upset concerning a layaway at K-Mart, Route 6 Mall, Feb. 26.
State Police Honesdale said that Coffin was upset at K-Mart staff over a fee to cancel his layaway. Coffin became very loud, knocked over a display and spit on the floor, Trooper F.C. John Chervanka reported. The incident occurred at about 9:03 p.m.
The non-traffic citation was filed with District Court.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Beach Lake man, Daniel J. Parliament Jr., age 30, was arrested after allegedly firing a pistol on the Casey Highway, Route 6, last Wednesday March 6th. He denied firing the pistol, said State Police, Dunmore.
The case of "road rage" occurred at 4:30 p.m. on the westbound lanes, just before the Jesup Exit. Parliament was driving a 2012 VW Jetta in the left lane, when another man, operating a pickup truck, moved into his path.
After Parliament eventually passed the pickup, Parliament allegedly removed a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol from his jacket and fired it out his window in the direction of the man's pickup. The victim called 9-1-1 and followed Parliament until Jessup Police Department was able to make a traffic stop.
No injuries occurred and no bullet holes were located in the victim's pickup truck. A pistol, however, was located although Pariliament denied firing it at the pickup.
Parliament was charged with Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. He is currently awaiting arraignment at the Lackawanna County Processing Center. Trooper FC Jeffrey Robertson investigated.
Traffic stop yields fugitive
HONESDALE - On Tuesday, March 5th at 1 p.m. Honesdale Borough Police initiated a traffic stop on Grandview Avenue.
During the stop a passenger of the vehicle, identified as Robert Mentz age 36 of Moscow, Pa. was found to be wanted by Lackawanna County. The bench warrant was issued by Lackawanna Court of Common Pleas in August of 2012 for failure to appear stemming from a DUI charge.
Mentz was taken into custody without incident and housed in the Wayne County Correctional Facility awaiting return to Lackawanna County.
PAUPACK TWP.- Two young people from Hawley received minor injuries, Saturday, Feb. 23, in a two vehicle crash on Route 590, Paupack Township.
Dustin A. Cosgrove, 19, of Hawley, was traveling on 590 through Lakeville at 7:13 p.m., with a 16-year old passenger from Hawley. State Police Honesdale said that another vehicle, driven by Michael J. Marengo, 55, of Whitestone, NY, had stopped at a stop sign on Avoy Road but entered onto Route 590 without clearance.
The Jeep Cherokee driven by Marengo then struck the Subaru Imprezza driven by Cosgrove. The Subaru spun and came to rest blocking both lanes of 590.
Trooper Daniel Kimes said that Cosgrove and his passenger received minor injuries and were transported by Wayne EMS to Wayne Memorial Hospital. Marengo was not injured but was charged with a stop sign violation, said police.
Hit & run crashes
HONESDALE – The Honesdale Borough Police are investigating two hit and run crashes. The first one occurred on February 21st in the Uptown Shell parking lot, on North Main Street. According to Police, an unknown vehicle struck a brown Jeep Compass, which was parked legally. The incident occurred sometime between 2 p.m. And 3 p.m. The striking vehicle fled the scene.
The second hit and run occurred sometime between February 19th and the 20th to a vehicle parked on Riverside Drive. The vehicle struck was a white Pontiac. It was facing north off the roadway, when an unknown vehicle struck the driver’s door and left the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Honesdale Borough Police at (570) 253-1900.
Chain saw found
BLOOMING GROVE TWP.- State Police Blooming Grove reported that a chain saw was found on Blooming Grove Road. Tuesday, Feb. 12. This was at 7:05 p.m. In Blooming Grove Township.
Troopers met with the caller and took the chain saw, and placed it in police property. Trooper Kenneth Johansson asked that anyone who lost a chain saw in the area, to contact the Blooming Grove barracks at (570)226-5718.