- The Honesdale Borough Police Department reports the arrest of Anthony Perrotti, 26, of Gouldsboro, "for attempting to flee or elude an officer."

According to the report, at around 3:40 p.m., police observed a person illegally operating a dirt bike on Sunrise Avenue. When the officer attempted to stop the motorcycle, "the driver refused to stop and attempted to flee." Borough police, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, got the motorcycle stopped just past the Owego Turnpike on Route 191. Officers apprehended Perrotti as he was turning around in a grassy area.

Charges were filed at Magisterial District Judge Ronald Edward's office for Flee or Eluding police and traffic violations. A court date is forthcoming.

PFA Violation

The Honesdale Borough Police arrested Steve Kousis, 50, New Jersey, for violating a protection order on May 24.

The victim reported the violations on May 8 to borough police. A warrant for Kousis' arrest was issued by District Judge Bonnie Carney. After multiple attempts were made to apprehend him, information revealed he was in the New Jersey Area.

Kousis returned to Pennsylvania on May 18 and was taken into custody at a residence on Milanville Road.

A hearing was held May 23 and Kousis was found guilty of "violating the PFA" and was sentenced to 60 days in the Wayne County Prison.

Theft at Greeley Inn

The Pennsylvania State Police in Blooming Grove report that a theft occurred at the Greeley Inn last week.

The accused, Joshua David Thompson, 21, of Greeley "broke into the Greeley Inn when it was closed and stole $15,000 in new crisp $100 bills that had sequential serial numbers."

The report states a short time after the burglary, police made contact with Thompson as he was hitchhiking on Route 6. He had "a pair of brass knuckles on his person" and "$4,800 in new $100 bills with sequential serial numbers" on his person.

Thompson was taken into custody and arraigned May 23 for Receiving Stolen Property and Prohibited Offensive Weapon. He was committed to Pike County Prison with bail set at $50,000.

Police later recovered another $2,500 of the stolen money. A preliminary hearing was held May 29. The Commonwealth will be adding the following charges at that hearing: Burglary, Felony Criminal Trespass, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Possessing an Instrument of Crime. State police are still attempting to recover $7,700 of the stolen $100 bills with sequential serial numbers. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Blooming Grove at 570-226-5718.

Falling out

A large wooden awning came crashing down Thursday afternoon on Main Street in Honesdale. The awning, which was located at 932 Main Street, hit the ground at around 11:40 a.m., just prior to the lunch hour.

Luckily, nobody at the scene was injured when the awning fell. Some people who were working nearby said they heard the loud crash and came outside to find the awning. Shown above is Honesdale Public Works Director Rich Doney assessing the situation.

Also responding were members of the Honesdale Borough Police Department, the Honesdale Fire Department and Wayne Ambulance. Police tape was placed around the structure before it was dismantled.