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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Man dies following ATV crash

  • A local man has died as a result of an ATV accident this past weekend.
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  • — A local man has died as a result of an ATV accident this past weekend.
    Christopher Rowan, 28, Honesdale, died Wednesday at Geisinger Medical of Wyoming Valley.
    Very few details about the accident have been released by Pennsylvania State Police.
    A report was issued by PSP following the accident. It said that at 6:10 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 30, police were investigating "a head on crash involving two ATVs."
    It said the crash happened at Niles Pond Road at the entrance to Camp Cayuga in Dyberry Township.
    No other details have been released by police.
    Several attempts to get more information from the PSP Honesdale Barracks were unsuccessful.
    A complete obituary appears on page 6 of today's newspaper.
    Borough police reports
    Honesdale Borough police have reported several recent incidents.
    In one, two people were arrested after being accused of stealing items from a local business.
    James McCabe, 44, and Judy DeRoss, 52, were both arrested for theft after an incident at the Cat's Pajamas on 8th Street.
    According to the report, on Sept. 22, officers responded to the business to a report of a theft. The investigation revealed that McCabe and DeRoss entered the store to shop and when they left, took a game system and walked out of the store.
    The report says the two hid the items near The Wayne Independent building to be picked up at a later time after they were done shopping.
    The items were recovered by borough police.
    Charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were filed on both individuals at the district magistrate's office.
    Weapon found
    In another incident, police reported that on Friday, Sept. 28, borough police investigated an incident involving a male, juvenile student in possession of a knife while attending a Honesdale High School varsity football game.
    Police said that school officials present at the game found the male student to be in possession of a knife, which is a violation of state law. School officials called the police department.
    On Oct. 10, police filed a juvenile petition at the Wayne County courthouse charging the juvenile with possession of a weapon on school property, which is graded as a misdemeanor in the first degree.
    Gas theft
    On Sept. 28, borough police were called to a report of a gas theft in the parking lot at Honesdale High School.
    The victim reported that sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. someone siphoned gasoline from his vehicle and let the air out of one of the tires while it was parked in the parking lot.
    Page 2 of 2 - Anyone who has information is asked to call borough police at 253-1900.
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