Police reports for Feb. 26.
Police reports for Feb. 26:
HANDGUN STOLEN — Steven Samson, Simpson, reported that someone stole a .357 Ruger Blackhawk revolver from his residence between Jan. 28 and Jan. 31. He stated that the revolver had belonged to his father and was valued at about $250. When his father passed away, the handgun was passed on to Samson, who said he kept it on top of his refrigerator. Officer Kevin Kugler filed the report.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING PFA — Selena Zaorski, 41, of 24 7th Ave., was arrested on Feb. 7 for indirect criminal contempt by violating a PFA (Protection From Abuse) court order filed by her ex-husband David Padgett, 127 Terrace Street. Zaorski was found to be in contempt of the order after she and one of her friends followed Padgett’s girlfriend, Stacey Michaud, that day. When Michaud pulled into the Terrace St. residence in Padgett’s truck, Zaorski and her friend pulled in behind her in a mini-van. Zaorski got out of the min-van and started yelling at Michaud, then she jumped back into the vehicle and she and her friend drove away. Officer Dominick Andidora filed the report.
MAN CITED FOR FIRING SHOTGUN AT NEIGHBOR’S PROPERTY — Earl Honaker, 58, of 1348 Crystal Lake Rd. in Fell Twp. was cited for disorderly conduct and harassment at 5:11 p.m. on Feb. 10 after firing a shotgun toward the property of Teresa Virbitsky, 31, of 1355 Crystal Lake Road due to an ongoing neighbor dispute. Virbitsky told police that Honaker has lodged numerous complaints with the police as well as the state Department of Environmental Protection about her wood-burning stove. On the day in question, she said she was outside her residence relighting the stove with some wood when the stove started to smoke a little. She noticed the Honakers taking pictures of this from their property, so she got a camera and walked down by the stove to take a picture of it as well. When she did, she said she heard three loud shotgun blasts coming from the Honaker’s property, so she looked over and saw Honaker standing among the pine trees about 50 feet away from the property line. She stated that this was not the first time that he had fired guns toward her property due to their neighbor issues. Honaker told police that he did fire a shotgun toward Virbitsky’s property due to their disputes, but it was only one shot. He was advised to pursue any complaint regarding a violation of environmental laws with DEP but was also warned that any future use of a gun would result in an arrest.
VEHICLE STRUCK AT INTERSECTION — Maryellen Howard told police that she was driving down 9th Ave. and was attempting to cross the South Church St. intersection in a 2003 Lexus SUV at 7:50 a.m. on Feb. 4 when her vehicle was struck by a 1988 Cadillac sedan being driven by Shawn Wysocki, 133 South Church St., damaging the driver’s side rear quarter panel, bumper and tire of her vehicle. Wysocki told police that he was traveling down South Church St. and as he came over a blind spot on the hill he noticed Howard’s vehicle crossing South Church Street. He stated that he tried to slow down and stop his car but was unable to because of the snow-covered roadway, causing him to collide with Howard’s vehicle and damaging the front end of his car. Police found visible marks in the road showing where Wysocki attempted to stop, about 150 feet from the collision scene, so no citations were issued for the accident. Officer Brian Rock filed the report.