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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Attack and attempted burglary on Hudson Street

  • On Sept. 7 between 4:30 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Richard Ciminio Jr. of Doylestown drove his vehicle off the roadway and in behind the residence of 634 Hudson Street, and came to a dead end.
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  • On Sept. 7 between 4:30 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Richard Ciminio Jr. of Doylestown drove his vehicle off the roadway and in behind the residence of 634 Hudson Street, and came to a dead end.
    He exited the vehicle and stripped all of his clothing off, except his underwear, and left them in the grass field. He then approached the residence and attempted to break in.
    The owner was woken by the noise as Ciminio was pushing on the door knob. He was told to get out and initially refused, but later fled up the hill and down Hudson Street. The door knob and outside table furniture were damaged.
    Ciminio took off his underwear as he continued down Hudson Street, then broke into 521 Hudson, which was unoccupied. He broke through the door then went up to the second floor and jumped out a window, severely injuring his arm and other extremities.
    He began bleeding profusely from the injuries. He went into the resident's garage and after, approached Ann Monaghan and Nancy Dean-Corino, who were walking down the roadway.
    During this time Ciminio tackled and knocked down Dean-Corino, causing injury to her and covering her in his blood. He then began to gnaw at her head and scream like an animal. Both females were able to escape from him after some time, and contacted police.
    Upon arrival at the scene, just prior to speaking with initial complaints, police heard a screeching noise, bang and horn of a vehicle just down the road. They immediately went to the area and observed Ciminio lying in the roadway covered in blood with severe injuries, and displaying delusional and confrontational behavior.
    During this time, Ciminio attempted to lunge at Trooper Michael Pritchyk and was tazered by TFC Chad Cunningham. Ciminio continued to act this way before being able to treat him for his injuries.
    During the time of being treated by emergency personnel, he punched medical professional Mark Strenzhorn in the face, causing minor injury and sustained blood from Ciminio in his eye. Ciminio was able to be treated and taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center by EMS Personnel.

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