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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Retail theft, crashes reported

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  • - A one car crash and PFA violation was reported June 17 to the Honesdale Borough Police.
    The report states at 8:27 a.m., police investigated a one car crash on Grandview Avenue, near the intersection of Willow Avenue and Tryon Street in Honesdale Borough.
    Officers determined a 26-year-old female of Honesdale was heading westbound on Grandview Avenue in her 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.
    As she approached the intersection, she "became distracted and proceeded off the westbound berm," striking a concrete curb and causing "disabling damage" to the vehicle. There were no injuries reported.
    During the investigation, it was determined that the passenger, Zachariah Mercer, 26, of Honesdale, was "in violation of a PFA order issued out of Wayne County Court," that stated he was not to have any contact with the female driver.
    Mercer was arrested and underwent a preliminary arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Edwards. Mercer failed to post bail and was sent to the Wayne County Correctional Facility. A hearing is scheduled for June 27 in Wayne County Court.
    Motorcycle crash
    Borough police responded to a motorcycle crash on June 20 on West Park Street in Honesdale.
    Upon arriving at the scene it was determined that the operator was 75-year-old William Evans, Jr. of Scranton.
    An investigation revealed Evans was traveling West on West Park Street when an "unidentified boy on a bicycle entered the roadway in front of him."
    In an attempt to avoid hitting the boy, Evans "abruptly turned to the right," striking the curb on the side of the roadway and causing his 2012 Harley Davidson to land on its side.
    Evans was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained from the crash.
    Borough police are currently asking for assistance to identify the boy on the bicycle. He is described as being approximately 10 to 15 years old and riding a blue BMX style bike.
    Anyone with information should contact borough police at 570-253-1900.
    Retail theft
    Page 2 of 2 - A retail theft was reported at Stephen's Pharmacy on Main Street in Honesdale on June 20.
    Upon police arrival, staff members of the pharmacy identified Paulette Huratado, 18, of Olyphant, and Tiffany Garthwaite, 30, of Tafton, as the alleged thieves.
    An investigation revealed that Hurtado and Garthwaite were shopping in the pharmacy when "they removed items from the shelves and places them in their purses." These actions were observed by staff members who then notified police.
    Huratado and Garthwaite were arrested for summary retail theft and issued non-traffic citations.
    Warrant given
    During a traffic stop on Park Street in Honesdale, Robin Marks, 33, of Damascus, was taken into custody and was found to be wanted by Wayne County Court on a Domestic Relations Warrant. She was sent to the Wayne County Prison and awaits a court hearing.
    Simple assault
    Honesdale Borough Police investigated a reported incident of assualt on June 25 on Westside Avenue.
    After an investigation, reports state that Darrell Seng, 30, had "assaulted a juvenile male earlier in the day." Borough police obtained an arrest warrant for Seng charging him with Simple Assualt and Endangering Welfare of Children.
    On June 26, officers located Seng at a residence on Riverside Drive in Honesdale. He was taken into custody and given a preliminary arraignment. Seng failed to post bail and was placed in the Wayne County Correctional Facility
    He is scheduled for a Central Court appearance on July 3.
    Laptop found
    Pennsylvania State Police in Honesdale received a laptop that was found on State Route 191 near the Fireside Restaurant in Dyberry Township.
    Contact the Pennsylvania State Police with identifying information to claim your property by calling 570-253-7126.

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