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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Police report various incidents

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  • Police officials in the area are reporting various incidents over the past week or two.
    PSP
    The Pennsylvania State Police have had several incidents. Here are those reports:
    • A report of harassment was received on Oct. 13.
    According to the report, at 12:10 p.m., police were called to Two Guys from Italy Restaurant in the plaza on Route 6 to a report of harassment.
    According to the report, Randilei M. Simpson, 28, Hawley, came to the restaurant where his girlfriend was working.
    Simpson, according to the report, began to argue with her and then "slapped the victim across the face and fled the scene."
    Simpson was cited for harassment. Trooper Robert Yeager investigated the incident.
    • A liquor law violation was reported by PSP.
    According to the report, Flederbach Beverage, 200 Willow Avenue, was cited for three violations. It is located at Dave's Super Duper.
    On Aug. 10, 2012, and other occasions within the past year, it says officials "sold, furnished and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishing or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor."
    Officials accused the business of permitting a "minor to frequent" the licensed premises.
    It also said that on Aug. 10 of this year, someone "sold malt or brewed beverages in excess of 192 fluid ounces in a single sale to one person for consumption off premise."
    The report says the charges will be brought before and administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.
    In addition, the judge can also impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the charges brought. The judge can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them on the requirements of selling alcohol.
    The case was investigated by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, District Office No. 2 in Wilkes-Barre.
    • State police are reporting a hit-and-run incident in an area parking lot.
    According to the report, on Oct. 11 at around 12:30 p.m., the incident was reported at the Iron Skillet Restaurant on Route 6.
    According to the report, the owner of a mid- to late-90s white Ford diesel extended cab pickup damaged a parked 2010 Chevrolet Equinox while the driver was attempting to park.
    Police said the operator fled the scene without providing the required information. Damage was to the rear and bumper area of the Equinox.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.
    • An accident near the fairgrounds resulted in two tickets being issued by police.
    Page 2 of 3 - According to police, at around 3:22 p.m. on Oct. 1, police were called to Route 191 near the fairgrounds.
    The report said that a 2004 Mazda being driven by Robert C. Mills, 65, Honesdale, was traveling north behind a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by Craig Armstrong, 54, of Perkiomenville in the area of the Wayne County Fairgrounds.
    The report said that Armstrong activated his right turn signal and began to slow. Mills began to enter the southbound lane to pass the Jeep.
    However, the report says that Armstrong then activated his left turn signal and turned the vehicle left.
    The Mazda struck the Jeep and then veered left, impacting the guardrail located on the west berm. Both drivers moved their vehicles off the roadway and into a driveway at the fairground.
    Mills was cited for improper passing on the left while Armstrong was cited for use of turning signals.
    Officer Jamison Warner investigated the wreck.
    • State police are investigating a missing person report received over the weekend.
    According to the report, police were notified on Oct. 13 at around 3 p.m. that Francis Kempinski, 63, was missing from the Buttonwood section of Hanover Township in Luzerne County.
    PSP Dunmore is investigating the matter. Kempinski is a white male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall with short brown/gray hair, hazel eyes, no facial hair or glasses.
    Kempinski is a resident of Clarks-Summit State Hospital who was home in Hanover Township on a day pass.
    Kempinski walked away from his mother's home in the Buttonwood area at around 3 p.m.
    Kempinski, who is a diabetic, was last seen wearing a gray "Champion" sweat shirt with a beige jacket, blue sweat pants with black shoes and a baseball cap.
    Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Kempinski is asked to contact PSP Dunmore at 963-3156 or call 911.
    Honesdale Borough
    • Honesdale Borough Police report a DUI arrest following a crash investigation.
    On Sept. 27, police arrested Jacob Eldred, 26, after responding to a motor vehicle crash at around 10:50 p.m. on Church Street.
    The report says that Eldred was driving a 2012 Dodge Avenger north on Church when the vehicle went off the roadway and struck a parked car and a utility pole on the left side of the roadway.
    Officers said Eldred appeared under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for DUI.
    He was charge with two counts of DUI and careless driving. Charges were filed and a Central Court appearance is pending.
    • On Sept. 22, at around 8:16 p.m., borough police arrested Alexander Lohmann, 22, Honesdale, for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
    Page 3 of 3 - Police said Lohmann was observed speeding on Sunrise Avenue.
    Upon investigation, officers placed Lohmann under arrest for DUI.
    Formal DUI charges were filed on Oct. 15.
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