- The Waymart Borough Police Department reports a two car motor vehicle accident occurred Friday, Nov. 30 at 9:14 a.m.
A 2012 Hyundai, operated by 66-year-old Ford Kilgallon of Forest City, was traveling south on SR 191. For an unknown reason, Kilgallon failed to stop for a red traffic signal at the intersection of Route 6 and Route 296. He drove straight through the intersection and was broad sided by a 2007 Subaru traveling east on Route 6. The Subaru was operated by 44-year-old Heidi Blade from Beach Lake.
According to the report, after impact "Kilgallon's vehicle spun clockwise and ended up on SR 296 south, blocking both travel lanes." He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Scranton by Waymart EMS for an evaluation. Blade, and the two passengers in her vehicle, were not injured. Both vehicles in the accident were towed from the scene. Blade, her passengers and Kilgallon were all wearing seat belts which prevented serious injuries, according to police.
Kilgallon will be cited for failure to stop at a red signal.
Sgt. Keith Rynearson, of Waymart Borough Police, conducted a traffic stop in a marked patrol vehicle on Nov. 27 on a vehicle "with a blown out tail light."
According to reports, Rynearson made contact with the driver, JoanMarie Cowell. At the time, Cowell told police she did not have identification wither and "gave Rynearson a false name and date of birth." A search through the driver license database showed "no record was located" on the name Cowell used to identify herself.
After investigation, Cowell told police she was using a false name and birthday "because she thought there was a warrant for her arrest from a traffic ticket she had gotten a few months ago." Cowell was charged with False Identification to Law Enforcement and General Lighting requirements.
Pennsylvania State Police
Pennsylvania State Police reports on Nov. 26 on the Casey Highway scenic overlook a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Van "was completely engulfed in flame and destroyed." Carbondale Township, Waymart and Greenfield fire departments were dispatched to the scene. A further investigation revealed the fire "was intentionally set and a case of arson." Anyone that may have witnessed this criminal act, or may have information, should contact Trooper John Chervanka at 570-253-7126.
PSP Honesdale reports between Nov. 26 and 29 actors stole at 2005 Tommy Aluminum car carrier, dual axle, rating 2200 pounds from the newly built Advanced Auto Parts store along Route 6 in Texas Township. The trailer, owned by Dana Berg of Cicero, NY has a New York registration: AP14053. Anyone with information is asked to call 570-253-7126.
An accidental fire was reported on Nov. 26 in Carbondale. The fire took place at Demianovitch, Inc. and "heavily damaged a 2011 FedEx Freightliner van" owned by Demianovitch, Inc. The fire also damaged an attached garage and home of the Ward family.
Page 2 of 2 - Investigation revealed the fire started "in the rear wheel(s) area" of the van and the likely cause is mechanical failure. The fire was ruled accidental.
PSP Blooming Grove report Jesse Spoerry was arrested "for a PFA violation" for having indirect contact with Suzanne Spoerry via a third party while he was incarcerated in the Pike County Jail.
The accused was incarcerated in the Pike County Jail for a previous PFA violation involving the victim and a previous assault involving the victim,
The accused was arraigned on Nov. 28 and remains in the Pike County Jail.