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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Tip leads to arrest of teen

  • Police have arrested a Starlight resident who was wanted on a bench warrant.
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  • Police have arrested a Starlight resident who was wanted on a bench warrant.
    According to the Honesdale Borough Police, on Sept. 1, Anthony Baldwin, 19, was arrested after they received a tip he was at a local gas station.
    The caller was able to follow Baldwin to a property near Seelyville, where the tipster and Baldwin got into a brief confrontation. Baldwin then fled into some nearby woods, police said.
    Borough police along with officers from the Waymart Borough Police Department conducted a search but he was not located because of darkness.
    Later, at the Stourbridge Medical Complex on Route 6 an officer located a vehicle matching one that Baldwin was said to be operating. Baldwin was located near the vehicle and taken into custody.
    He was then transported to the Wayne County Correctional Facility. The original charge was a harassment-related offense, according to Sgt. Ron Kominski, acting chief of the department.
    Criminal mischief
    Honesdale police are also investigating a recent incident of criminal mischief.
    According to police, a 2008 Dodge Nitro SUV was damaged sometime on Aug. 31 between 9 p.m. and midnight.
    The vehicle was parked in the area of the 5th Street foot bridge.
    It appears a bicycle was dropped or thrown off the bridge and onto the vehicle, causing damage.
    Anyone with information is asked to call Honesdale police at 570-253-1900.
    In addition, Honesdale police report a black mountain style bicycle was found in the area of the 5th Street foot bridge. Anyone with information about the bike is asked to contact police.
    Assault report
    Page 2 of 2 - Pennsylvania State Police report an alleged assault incident.
    According to police, on Aug. 31 at around 12:30 p.m., police responded to 4th Street at Spruce Lake in Preston Township to a report of assault.
    Police said the assault allegedly happened when Lisa Heller, 52, Uniondale, became involved in a verbal altercation over property issues with Ronald Pisechko, 48, of North Wales.
    The victim and a witness allege that Pisechko took a handful of large sticks and pushed Heller, causing her to fall to the ground and injuring her neck.
    Pisechko was cited into district court for harassment.
    Trooper Jamison Warner was the investigating officer.
    Burglary arrest
    A Greentown man has been arrested and charged with burglary and other offenses.
    According to state police, at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, police were called to 111 North Colony Cove Road in Palmyra Township, Pike County.
    According to police, the victim, Paul Forte, arrived back to his residence with his wife and two young children. Police said one of the children found Patrick Porter, 53, hiding in one of the rooms of the house.
    Troopers arrived on the scene and took Porter into custody. Police said they found jewelry from the residence in his pocket.
    He was transported to the Pike County Prison and charged with burglary, felony criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and possession instruments of crime.
    Police also discovered Porter is on parole with the state of Pennsylvania.
    A preliminary hearing will be scheduled in district court.
    Trooper Robert Golden of the Blooming Grove Barracks is the investigating officer.
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