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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Many incidents reported

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  • - On June 6, Honesdale Borough Police conducted a traffic stop in the borough on a sedan for speeding on 191 south.
    According to the report, the driver was identified as Neely Garvey, 43, of Madison Township, Pennsylvania. It was discovered Garvey was wanted out of Lackawanna County by the Scranton Police Department "for failure to appear on DUI charged."
    Garvey was arrested and later released to the Scranton Police Department after waiving arraignment.
    Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) reported a crash and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Sunday.
    Motor vehicle crash
    Gary Deleeuw, 48, of Milford, was involved in a motor vehicle accident while operating a 2005 Toyota Sienna minivan owned by Karen Pampalone of Milford.
    Deleeuw was driving south on Milford road, exited the west side of the road where the vehicle reports state it "impacted a large log." He also showed signs of being intoxicated and was transported to Bon Secours Hospital. While at the hospital, Deleeuw did submit to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level (BAC).
    Further investigation revealed that he "did not have permission, nor was he authorized" to be driving the minivan.
    Deleeuw was charged with unauthorized used of a motor vehicle, DUI and numerous traffic offenses. He was arraigned before District Judge Jay Rose and failed to post $2,500 bail. Deleeuw was remanded to the Pike County Jail.
    Theft
    Honesdale Borough Police filed charges against Greg Edwards, 35, of Honesdale on "charges of theft and possession of a controlled substance," both misdemeanors.
    The charges stem from a theft that occurred at a 14th Street residence. An investigation revealed Edwards was allegedly inside the residence on June 11 and "stole a prescription drug," which is a scheduled II controlled substance. Charges were filed at Magisterial District Judge Edwards' office. A central court appearance is forthcoming.
    Retail theft
    On June 12, the Honesdale Borough Police Department investigated a report of retail theft at Dave's Super Duper Market on Willow Avenue.
    Page 2 of 2 - After viewing video surveillance footage, officers determined that on June 11, Denise Gaeta, 32, of Honesdale, "had exited the store through the entrance with unpaid merchandise."
    Officers issued a non-traffic citation charging Gaeta with retail theft on June 12.
    Stolen vehicle
    Between May 15 and June 5, unknown actors stole two quads from area residents.
    Bradley Lamberton, 52, of Honesdale, had a mid to late 1980s Suzuki Quad Sport 500 cc, blue and white in color, removed from his property. The second quad belonged to Frank Mazzotta and was a late 1980s Suzuki Quadzilla, yellow and blue in color. Both items were taken from a barn on Lamberton's property.
    Burglary
    A burglary occurred on June 6 on Perkins Pond Road in Berlin Township.
    A report from PSP Honesdale states that an unknown actor "kicked in a rear basement door" and a kitchen door at the rear of the resident of Betty Lindenmuth of Beach Lake.
    The burglar fled the scene when he realized people were in the home.
    The alleged burglar is described as being a white male in his early 20's, approximately 5'10" to 6'0" in height. He has a thin build, short blonde hair, was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. The suspect's vehicle is described as being a "boxy, older style Jeep Cherokee SUV" red in color. Nothing was taken from the residence.
    Anyone with information should call PSP Honesdale.
    Pruner poached
    While working on Butternut Flats Road, in the area of the Slish Roads intersection, a pruner was stolen from a PennDOT maintenance crew while trimming trees along the roadway.
    A report states that while workers were clearing cut limbs from the roadway, a power pruner pole saw was taken from the back of the foreman's truck.
    The pruner is gas operated and is orange in color.
    Anyone with information relating to any of these crimes should call PSP Honesdale at 570-253-7126.
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