KINGSTON — Police arrested a Scranton man wanted for an armed bank robbery in Wayne County when he was found passed out due to a heroin overdose on Saturday.
Aaron R. Gould, 39, of Coflax Avenue, was found slumped inside a Toyota Rav4 parked on Carle Street at about 5:30 p.m., police said.
Police learned Gould was wanted by state police at Honesdale on charges he robbed the NBT Bank in Lake Ariel on Feb. 12, and stole a teller’s 2017 Toyota Rav4.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police spotted a man passed out in the driver’s seat of the Toyota behind the CVS Pharmacy. The license plate on the Toyota belonged to a Chevrolet in Luzerne.
An officer knocked on the window several times before Gould woke up.
Gould allegedly identified himself as Aaron Overstreet and lived in New Jersey. While police spoke with Gould, officers spotted multiple heroin packets inside the Toyota.
After Gould was removed from the vehicle, police allegedly found more heroin packets in his pockets.
Police said they also found two syringes and a 9mm bullet inside the vehicle.
Police said the Toyota was reported stolen. A registration card in the glove box listed the owner’s name living in Lake Ariel.
State police at Honesdale on Feb. 13 identified Gould as the suspect who held up the NBT Bank on Feb. 12, and took off in a teller’s Toyota Rav4. Gould was allegedly armed with a rifle and concealed his face during the robbery.
State police at Honesdale charged Gould with three counts each of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault, two counts each of robbery and theft and a single count of illegal possession of a weapon. Online court records say Gould has not been arraigned on the bank robbery related charges.
Kingston police charged Gould with receiving stolen property, false identification to law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.