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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Robber, car thief wanted

  • The Honesdale Borough Police are currently looking to apprehend an alleged robber and a car thief.
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  • The Honesdale Borough Police are currently looking to apprehend an alleged robber and a car thief. Police are looking for information on the whereabouts of James E. Sullivan. Sullivan was involved in a strong armed robbery in the borough on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. According to police, Sullivan allegedly assaulted a female victim at a residence on 13th Street in the borough and then stole her purse. Sullivan was seen running from the residence and he then left the area in a white four-door vehicle being driven by a white male. Police officers have obtained an arrest warrant for Sullivan, charging him with robbery and harassment. Police also state that Sullivan has ties to the Hawley area and was last known living on Bucks Cove Rd. Car thief Police are also requesting information on the whereabouts of Charles Francis Ryan. Ryan is wanted for theft of a motor vehicle. According to Police, Ryan allegedly stole a silver Jeep Wrangler from the Mesko Glass parking lot on Grandview Ave sometime around June 9 or 10. The vehicle was located in Newfoundland in August. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Langman of the Honesdale Borough Police at 570-253-1900. Hit and run Borough police are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred on Saturday, Oct. 26 at around 1:30 p.m. According to officers, a dark colored sedan traveling on Church Street in the borough "struck a parked, unoccupied vehicle" and drove away from the scene. Theft from vehicles Police investigated several reports of items being stolen from parked, unlocked vehicles in the area of North Main Street and West Street during the overnight hours. The stolen items included an Apple Ipad, a digital camera, cigarettes, and cash. Officers obtained information that led to the execution of a search warrant on a home within Honesdale Borough. The warrant yielded the items that were reported stolen. As a result, officers filed two juvenile petitions at the Wayne County Courthouse Nov. 12 against "two male juveniles, ages 15 and 16, charging them with theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and loitering and prowling at nighttime." Police also say that due to the recent increase in thefts of items from parked motor vehicles throughout the borough, residents are urged to lock their vehicles when parked. Residents are also urged to avoid leaving valuables in plain view when left in a vehicle. Vehicle vandalism Borough police are investigating a window that was broken on a vehicle. According to police, a window was broken in a 1970 Ford truck while it was parked on Lower Ridge Street. The act occurred sometime between Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Police are also investigating a report of a vehicle being egged on the 300 block of Ridge Street. According to police, the egging happened "sometime between 12 a.m. and 9 a.m." Nov. 10. Crash Borough police responded to a one car crash on Ridge Street Nov. 9. According to police, a vehicle driving by Cheyanne Bryant, 17, from Honesdale, was driving north on Ridge Street "when she lost control and struck a utility pole near the intersection of Carroll Street." Bryant, and a passenger in the vehicle, were not injured in the crash. Police were assisted by the Honesdale Fire Department, Fire Police, and White Mills EMS. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to contact the Honesdale Borough Police at 570-253-1900. Fire investigation Pennsylvania State Police in Honesdale are investigating a fire that occurred Nov. 12 on Millbrook Road in Waymart. According to reports, a passing motorist "discovered a pile of wood on fire" and "altered the homeowner" around 5 a.m. The homeowner then attempted to put out the fire with a garden hose. Fire departments from Lake Ariel and Waymart responded to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contacted the Fire Marshal Unit at 570-963-3156.
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