Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Dunmore responded to a crash that occurred Oct. 12 on the Casey Highway in Mayfield.

 Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Dunmore responded to a crash that occurred Oct. 12 on the Casey Highway in Mayfield.

According to reports, the crash occurred as the operator of a Honda Civic, Michael Natali, 20, of Waymart, pulled over due to a flat tire. Richard J. Cummings, 30, of Scranton, pulled over to help Natali change the flat tire.

Mary Elizabeth Timko, of Simpson, hit Natali's vehicle, then Cummings. Cummings was killed on scene.

Natali and a 17-year-old juvenile were also struck by Timko. Timko's vehicle then struck Cummings' vehicle before flipping over.

Everyone was outside of their vehicles except for Timko. The crash is under investigation and anyone with further information should contact Trooper Pascolini at 570-963-3156.


Honesdale Borough Police are investigating a theft of a cell phone from the Salvation Army store on Willow Avenue in the borough. The incident occurred on Sept. 20 at 2 p.m.

According to police, a phone belonging to a female victim from Honesdale was last seen inside her purse while she was shopping.

When the victim, realized the phone was missing, she was able to track it to a location in Jessup, Lackawanna County. Borough police were assisted by Jessup Police in attempting to locate the phone, but were unable to find it.

Officers said the phone was also being used at the Giant Supermarket on Main Street in Dickson City, Lackawanna County. The phone is an iPhone 4S, white in color with a red case.

Borough police are also investigating the theft of two signs from Mick's Barber shop on Main Street in Honesdale.

One of the signs is a handicapped sign, which was taken from the wall near the entrance to the barber shop.

Another sign was taken from behind the business, which advises the customers to use the front entrance.

The signs were last seen between Oct. 8 and 9.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Honesdale Borough Police Department at 570-253-1900.

Operation Safe Stop

The PSP will conduct school bus enforcement/radar duty at various school bus routes/school districts in Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties pursuant to Operation Safe Stop on Oct. 23.

Additionally, Troop R Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Teams, consisting of an assigned Trooper and at least one Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer, will also conduct school bus/school vehicle safety and mechanical inspections. All commercial vehicles traveling in proximity to these locations are also subject to safety and mechanical inspection.

Under Pennsylvania Title 75, the PA Vehicle Code, Section 3345, failure to stop for or passing there thereof a school bus with red flashing lights and stop signal arm extended, constitutes a primary offense, punishable by a $250 fine plus court costs, accrue five license points, as well as be suspended for 60 days.