THE FOLLOWING INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED BY STATE POLICE OR AREA POLICE
Tuesday, October 28, 1997 Page: 5A
MAN STILL HOSPITALIZED
AFTER BEATING, ROBBERY
NANTICOKE- A 91-year-old West Noble Street man remained hospitalized Monday
after he was beaten and robbed in his home shortly before midnight on Friday,
Two suspects walked into Zigmund Sulewski's home, immediately began
punching and kicking him, and stole an undetermined amount of money, police
The suspects then searched the rest of the home before leaving. Police said
it is unknown if anything else was stolen.
Police arrived at the scene, and dispatched an ambulance to transport
Sulewski to Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, where he was listed in fair
condition Monday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Police believe another incident in the same area is connected.
The office of Dr. John Brennan, of West Ridge Street, was burglarized
sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, police said. The office
was ransacked and police said office personnel are taking inventory to
determine if anything was stolen.
Man found at state park apparently killed himself
FORKS TWP.- A Plains Township man apparently shot himself on an overlook of
World's End State Park in Sullivan County sometime Saturday or early Sunday,
Sullivan County Coroner Dr. Peter Cartaginese pronounced Robert Joseph
Miller of Perkins Street, Plains Township, dead at the scene at approximately
11:15 a.m. Sunday.
Crash at intersection leaves 3 people injured
WILKES-BARRE- Three people were injured in a two-car collision at South and
River streets Sunday afternoon, police said.
Police said Mary Navin, 20, of Mountaintop, was southbound on River Street
as Lesley Sapak, 18, of Wilkes-Barre, was approaching in the northbound lane.
At the intersection, police said, Navin attempted to make a left turn onto
South Street and failed to yield to Sapak.
The two cars collided in the intersection, causing severe damage to both
vehicles, which were towed from the scene.
Navin's passenger, Shauna Letinski, 19, of Mountaintop, was transported by
ambulance to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for neck and leg injuries, police
said. She was treated and released, said a hospital spokeswoman.
Sapak was taken to Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, for wrist and neck
injuries. One of Sapak's passengers, Jill Chapin, 18, of Wilkes-Barre, was
also treated at Mercy Hospital for head and neck injuries, police said.
Sapak was treated and released. Chapin was listed in fair condition Monday,
according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Sapak's other passengers, Jesse Bubul, Liz Daniels and Danielle Kishbaugh,
all of Wilkes-Barre, were not injured, police said.
Pair injured after car is struck from behind
WILKES-BARRE- Two people were injured after a car struck another vehicle
from behind on Spring Street at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.
Michele Starzecki of Wilkes-Barre was stopped in the southbound lane on
Spring Street, near Schoolhouse Lane, when her 1990 Chevrolet was hit from
behind by a vehicle driven by Daniel Marcinko of Nanticoke, police said.
Marcinko told police he saw Starzecki's vehicle stopped, but he attempted
to stop and could not avoid striking the rear of her car.
Starzecki and her passenger, Valerie Starzecki of Wilkes-Barre both
complained of back pain and were transported by ambulance to Wilkes-Barre
Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.
Man says hydroplaning caused 2-car accident
WILKES-BARRE- A city man told police his vehicle hydroplaned on Carey
Avenue Sunday afternoon, causing a two-vehicle accident.
Police said Cathy Stevens, 43, of Wilkes-Barre, was stopped in traffic on
Carey Avenue at about 5 p.m. Sunday when Jeffrey Siegfried, 19, of
Wilkes-Barre, apparently hydroplaned and struck the rear of her vehicle,
Stevens' complained of lower back pain, and her vehicle sustained minor
damage, police said.