Two men on the run after police chase

COAL TOWNSHIP – Two men remain at large following a chase with police in Shamokin and Coal Township on Monday. The News Item reports Jake Snyder and Damian Dietrich were wanted for parole violations and were driving a pickup truck that was reported stolen.


They were first spotted in the Academy Hill section of Shamokin around 3:25 p.m. and drove into the woods behind the Raspberry Hill housing complex and into the Big Mountain section of Coal Township before abandoning the vehicle. Four Shamokin police officers chased the men on foot into the woods and the surrounding area. The men fled and were not located.


The pickup truck was returned to the owner. Anyone with information on Snyder or Dietrich’s whereabouts is asked to contact Coal Township police.




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