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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Masked robber sought

  • Police are searching for a masked suspect who attempted to rob a woman in a parking lot Sunday night.
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  • — Police are searching for a masked suspect who attempted to rob a woman in a parking lot Sunday night.
    According to the Pennsylvania State Police, at around 10:40 p.m., Erin L. Greydanus, 31, Honesdale, left the Pizza Hut restaurant in the Route 6 plaza and was going to her car.
    As she was entering her car, she told police she heard footsteps and saw someone running toward the vehicle.
    Greydanus attempted to hurry up and get into the vehicle and close the door, however, the suspect was able to get to her before the door was closed.
    The suspect grabbed the woman and asked her for money. Police said the victim continued to fight the suspect and he fled the scene without getter her purse.
    The man was last seen walking along Highway 6 in the area of The Alpine. He was walking east.
    The suspect is described as approximately 5-feet, four-inches tall, around 160 pounds with a stocky build, was wearing camouflage pants, a dark colored hoodie and a black, full-faced ski mask.
    Trooper Robert Urban investigated the incident and he is asking anyone with information to contact the Honesdale Barracks at 253-7126.
    Theft, fraud and forgery
    A woman has been charged with felony theft, accused of illegally using another person's debit card.
    According to the PSP, Lorena Mae Prussia, 32, was served a felony warrant on Feb. 14 in Sterling.
    According to police, Prussia forged three checks and made numerous unauthorized charges on debit and credit card accounts belonging to Christopher George Schaffer, 57, of Sterling.
    The alleged incidents took pace between Nov. 16, 2012 and Feb. 5.
    Prussia was arraigned before Magistrate Bonnie Carney and remanded to the custody of the Wayne County Jail after failing to post $10,000 bail.
    Trooper John Chervanka investigated the case.
    PFA violation
    The Honesdale Borough Police Department made an arrest last week of a man accused of violating a protection order.
    The Protection From Abuse order was issued in January to Joseph Lipski, 44, of Yonkers, N.Y.
    According to police, Lipski allegedly sent several text messages to the plaintiff on the morning of Feb. 14 which was in violation of the order. Lipski turned himself in at the borough police department.
    He was cited for one count of indirect criminal contempt and was provided with a preliminary arraignment at the county courthouse.
    Lipski was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. A court appearance is pending.
    Criminal mischief
    Borough police are investigating a report of criminal mischief near Mick's Barber Shop on Main Street.
    Page 2 of 2 - According to police, sometime between 5 p.m. Feb. 14 and 9 a.m. Feb. 15, someone ripped apart decorative lighting which was hanging from a small tree in front of the barber shop.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 253-1900.
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