Pennsylvania State Police responded to a crash that occurred on the Roosevelt Highway on Friday, Sept. 13.

Pennsylvania State Police responded to a crash that occurred on the Roosevelt Highway on Friday, Sept. 13.

Jonathan Lloyd, 27, of Honesdale, was driving a 1991 Subaru east bound. According to reports, Lloyd "allowed his vehicle to travel into the oncoming west bound lane" for unknown reasons.

Demar Garland, 39, of Carlisle, was driving his International Harvester truck tractor and observed Lloyd coming into his lane. Garland attempted "to move right and hit the brakes hard," but Lloyd stuck him. The impact disabled Garland's vehicle and then spun off onto the south berm.

Lloyd was taken to CMC Hospital for injuries and it is unknown if he was wearing a seat belt. Garland related to police that he was using his seat belt.

During interviews conducted on scene, police found one of the volunteer members had come across Lloyd "approximately 30 minutes before the collision," at the Valero gas station "apparently asleep in his vehicle."

The volunteer woke him to make sure Lloyd "was OK" and offered to get medical assistance, but Lloyd told him "he was OK."

Scene security was provided by the Waymart Volunteer Fire Department. Citations will be filed in district court.

State police also responded to a two vehicle crash on the Bethany Turnpike Saturday, Sept. 14.

The collision occurred when driver Jason Hunt, 39, of Equinunk, was traveling north on SR 670. Traveling with Hunt was Jennifer Pompkins, 39, also of Equinunk.

According to reports, Hunt "slowed to avoid a struck deer in his travel lane."

Traveling behind Hunt was Gudrun Feigl, 47, of Forest City, who "failed to stop" and collided with the rear of Hunt's vehicle. In the vehicle with Feigl was an 8-year-old.

All occupants reported wearing seat belts and were not injured. A citation for traveling at a safe speed was filed against Feigl in district court.

Drug paraphernalia

State police stopped Craig Petrasek, 52, of Lake Ariel on Sept. 19 for traffic violations.

Petrasek was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and charges are expected to be filed in district court.


On Sept. 13, state police responded to a burglary in Damascus.

According to a report, an unknown actor(s) "forced entry" into the home of Matthew Lanes. Once inside, a laptop was taken from the home.

Anyone with information should contact Pennsylvania State Police, Honesdale Barracks, at 570-253-7126.

Another burglary was reported to state police on Sept. 19 in Pike County.

Reports state that the accused, Alexander Groeger, of The Hideout, Lake Ariel, "walked into" the business of Lance Miley of Sussex, N.J. and "removed an amplifier."

Miley attempted to stop Groeger, but failed. As Groeger fled, he "struck the victim with his car."

Groeger was arrested at his residence. The amplifier was also recovered at the residence of the accused.

Groeger was arrested and arraigned on the following charges: burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and simple assault.

He was released and a tentative preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. in Judge Rose's office.