Cops seek suspect
in theft of purse
Police on Thursday released a surveillance picture of a man they say stole a woman’s purse from inside Dunkin Donuts on Wyoming Avenue on Dec. 26.
A woman told police she left her purse unattended when it was stolen.
Police said surveillance video showed a white male in his late teens or early 20s wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a “Pepsi’ log on the front, dark pants and tan work boots walking past the purse several times before taking it and leaving the store.
Police said the man was accompanied by two men and two women.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Forty Fort police at 570-287-8586.
PI seeks pay for
A private investigator who was hired by Luzerne County Court to assist in the defense of double-homicide suspect Hugo Selenski is seeking money owed to him.
James Sulima, owner of JS Investigator and Consulting, wrote a letter to Selenski’s co-defense lawyer, Edward Rymsza, indicating he is owed $10,466 for investigative tasks. Sulima noted he would like to continue working on the case but will stop unless Judge Fred Pierantoni III authorizes payment to him.
Rymsza filed Sulima’s letter and a request for payment in county court on Thursday.
Pierantoni scheduled Selenski’s trial to begin in March. Selenski’s trial has often been delayed since he was charged in May 2006 with the killings of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett in May 2002.
The trial was most recently delayed due to an unspecified statewide grand jury investigation.
Parking ban today
on Wyoming Ave.
Exeter and Wyoming will be enforcing a parking ban along Wyoming Avenue until 8 a.m. today.
Residents in both communities are asked to make every effort to remove vehicles from side streets and utilize their driveways to assist DPW crews with snow removal.
Wyoming snow emergency parking restrictions will be in effect. Vehicles on side streets should be parked on the even numbered side of streets to facilitate snow removal.
Weather could delay
Due to the midweek New Year holiday and impending severe weather, the city has announced possible delays in single stream recycling pickups this week.
Residents with recyclables not picked up by 3:30 p.m. Friday are advised to take in them in until the next scheduled pickup date.
pushed back to March
The trial of a Plains Township man accused in the traffic death of a five-year-old boy has been rescheduled for March 17.
Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. approved a continuance in the case of Thomas Letteer Jr. in paperwork filed Thursday.
Letteer, 23, faces one count of accidents involving death or personal injury in the Dec. 21, 2012, death of Kevin Miller. According to police, Miller was crossing West North Street with his father when he was struck by a vehicle which investigators say was driven by Letteer.
Letteer’s trial had been set to begin next Monday. Prosecutors sought the continuance due to a delay in preparations caused by a Plymouth triple-homicide case, that was set to go to trial the same day prior to a guilty plea on Dec. 20. Also, a prosecution expert will not be available next week or on several dates this month and next.