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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Man accused of assaulting boy in 2001

  • A New Jersey man has been arrested and accused of assaulting a young male camper more than 10 years ago.
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  • A New Jersey man has been arrested and accused of assaulting a young male camper more than 10 years ago.
    According to the Pennsylvania State Police, on Jan. 3, an arrest warrant was obtained for Aryeh Goodman, 30, East Brunswick, N.J., who was a camp counselor at Camp Menachem in 2001.
    According to the report, during the summer of 2012, a male victim reported that he had been assaulted while attending Camp Menachem in 2001. The victim reported he was assaulted by Goodman while attending the camp that summer.
    The camp is located in Lackawaxen Township in Pike County.
    Goodman is charged with indecent assault.
    Goodman was taken into custody on Jan. 4 by the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office. He is currently incarcerated in the Middlesex County jail awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.
    Trooper Sandra Vanluvender of the Blooming Grove Barracks is the investigating officer.
     
    Accused burglar
    back in Pennsylvania
    State police believe they have solved a rash of burglaries which took place in Pike County.
    According to the report, Julius Leonard, 50, Deerpark, N.Y., has been arrested for the burglaries.
    Police said the Pike County area experienced a rash of commercial burglaries from August 2010 through October 2010. Commercial buildings in the area were burglarized during the nighttime hours and various items were reported stolen. There was also damage reported.
    At the same time these burglaries were being committed in Pike County, there were a rash of commercial burglaries happening in Sussex County, N.J., police said.
    The New Jersey commercial burglaries started in September 2010 and continued through October. Like in Pennsylvania, there were multiple burglaries on each night.
    The New Jersey State Police investigated a burglary at the Montague Dairy Queen on Oct. 18, 2010. That investigation led to the suspect being identified as Leonard.
    The police report said Leonard matched the physical description of the suspect in the Pike County burglaries.
    Further information was obtained after Leonard's arrest in New Jersey and the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove office filed charges against Leonard in January 2011 for at least 10 of the Pike County burglaries. Leonard was incarcerated in New Jersey and awaiting court proceedings in that state.
    In November 2012, New Jersey officials advised Pennsylvania officials that he could be brought back for court proceedings.
    On Dec. 18 of last year, Leonard was brought back to Pennsylvania and his preliminary hearing was held on Dec. 26.
    Leonard waived his preliminary hearing and is awaiting further court proceedings.
     
    Here are other reports from the state police:
    • On Jan. 3 at 8:54 p.m. the driver of a 2011 BMW 3251 was traveling westbound on SR 590 when a deer entered the travel lane in Salem Township.
    Page 2 of 2 - The deer was struck by the vehicle, disabling the vehicle in the lane of travel. The driver reported wearing a seatbelt and not sustaining injury. Traffic control and scene safety was provided by the Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department.
    • On Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. Michael Brown, 49, of Greenfield Township and Joseph Vito, 40, of Carbondale Township, were having a dispute at 328 Main Street in Carbondale Township.
    Vito arrived at the garage and Brown was blocking the door with his vehicle, a large box truck. Vito then pulled in front of the truck with his GMC Denali SUV and was standing outside of it, according to the state police report.
    Both began to argue when Brown got into the box truck, pulled forward and crashed into the SUV, spinning it around, almost striking Vito.
    Brown was arrested and transported to the Lackawanna County processing center awaiting arraignment. Charges include reckless endangering, simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, driving with a suspended license and numerous other traffic violations.
    The men were business partners.

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