Teens Found with Ouija Board in Union Cemetery

Easton Police news, Sept. 14 through Sept. 22.


Three teens were found with a Ouija board at Union Cemetery on Sunday, Sept. 16 after Easton Police saw a motor vehicle parked there after the cemetery closed.

According to police, at 9:49 p.m. officers arrived at the cemetery, which is purportedly one of the most haunted ones in the country. 

All three youths were issued infractions for simple trespass, while one of them was also issued a juvenile summons for possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

On Friday, Sept. 14, Easton Police received a report that someone broke into a car by smashing a window on Sport Hill Road. The culprit stole a purse, GPS unit and iPod charger, together valued at $380.


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Ronald Swift, 21, of Newtown turned himself in on Tuesday, Sept. 18 after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.

He is charged with criminal violation of a restraining order, threatening in the second degree and harassment in the second degree. The charges stemmed from an incident on Sept. 10. 

He was released on $2,000 bond and given a Sept. 19 court date.

A 21-year-old Fairfield man was charged with failure to drive right, distracted driving and operating an unregistered motor vehicle following a car accident on Center Road on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:11 a.m.

According to police, Zachary Burkhart allegedly struck a guardrail and a tree. 

Matthew Gromiller, 42, of Bayberry Lane was charged with evading responsibility, following too closely and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license following a car accident on Route 59 on Sept. 22.

Gromiller was given an Oct. 2 court date. 


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