Troopers from the Honesdale state police barracks are reporting four thefts and two cases involving minors drinking or trying to buy alcohol in Wayne County over the past month.



Troopers from the Honesdale state police barracks are reporting four thefts and two cases involving minors drinking or trying to buy alcohol in Wayne County over the past month.

Trooper John Bogarowski reports that on Saturday, May 14, Timothy Spaeth of Pleasant Mount hired 31 year-old Thompson resident Jessica Lehr to clean his house. Once inside the residence, Spaeth claims Lehr stole a bottle of prescription medication.

Bogarowski also reports that sometime on the night of May 28-29, unknown thieves got into an unlocked Volkswagen Passat belonging to Devin Crellin, 36 of Hawley, and stole a Tom Tom GPS unit, a faceplate for a Pioneer car stereo and a number of CDs. The unlocked car was parked in the Village RV parking lot in Newfoundland at the time.

Trooper Todd reports that six road signs were stolen in Lebanon Township between June 7 and June 18; two “Entering Lebanon Township” signs from Car road, Two Baker Road signs from Baker Road and two fresh oil signs from Stevenson Spur Road.

The third theft occurred at the Pocono Ranchettes development in Gouldsboro, in which the front door of a trailer belonging to Cassandra Lee Hammer was pried open between the 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. June 13.

Once inside, thieves swiped a Playstation 3 video game console, a Compaq laptop computer and various video games before fleeing undiscovered.

State police are asking anyone with information about the above thefts to contact them at (570)253-7126.

In a case reported by Corporal Marty Robbins, an unnamed juvenile female from New Hope  was charged June 16 for trying to buy liquor from the Hamlin Wine and Spirits Shop on Route 590 with a fake ID identifying her as 22 years old.  

The girl was cited for possessing a false ID and illegally attempting to obtain alcohol.

Corporal Robbins also reports responding to a June 18 call out of Beach Lake in which homeowners John and Donna Desimone were charged with furnishing alcohol to 9 minors, all of whom were also charged with underage drinking.

The case resulted from a tip PSP received that there was underage drinking at the party.