On Saturday, December 22nd Honesdale Police arrested 30 year old Jason Barnes, formerly from California, currently residing in Honesdale on charges of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Robbery and Simple Assault.


On Saturday, December 22nd Honesdale Police arrested 30 year old Jason Barnes, formerly from California, currently residing in Honesdale on charges of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Robbery and Simple Assault. Barnes was arraigned before District Judge Ron Edwards and remanded to Wayne County Prison after failing to post $500,000 bail.


The arrest came following an investigation into an assault that occurred at a first floor apartment at 1830 Fair Avenue just prior to 6 a.m. that day.  The male victim, age 50,  had invited Barnes and another male to his apartment after having been drinking at the Limerick bar on Main Street. Allegedly the three continued drinking and also smoking marijuana at the apartment.  According to witnesses there was conversation regarding sexual orientation among the three, and at some point Barnes reportedly “flipped out” and attacked the victim pushing him into a wall and then cutting his neck with a razor knife. Following the attack, Barnes allegedly took the victim’s wallet from his pants pocket and fled the apartment. The victim drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and admitted to intensive care.


The investigation into the incident is continuing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Honesdale Police Department at 253-1900.


Hit & run crashes


• On Wednesday December 19th Honesdale Police investigated a hit and run crash on 5th Street. Suzanne Kohrs of the Honesdale area reported that she parked a Dodge Caravan on 5th Street between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered that someone had struck the driver side of the vehicle causing considerable damage, extending from the front to the back of the vehicle. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact the Honesdale Police Department at 253-1900. Officer LeStrange is investigating this incident.


• The Honesdale Borough Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred on December 20 between the hours of 7:45 and 9 p.m. at the Honesdale High School.  During this time frame someone ran into the passengers side of 37 year old Rebecca Carroll’s 1997 Chevrolet Lumina.  Carroll’s vehicle was parked directly in front of the Honesdale High School sign located at the entrance of the school.
Anyone with information regarding a vehicle or person that may have been involved is urged to contact the Honesdale Borough Police at (570) 253-1900.