Chris Christie bodyguard arrested

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HAMBURG –  A bodyguard for Gov. Chris Christie is facing criminal charges for shoplifting — despite his efforts to avoid punishment through name dropping. According to the New York Daily News, New Jersey state trooper William Carvounis, who works on Christie’s security detail, was reportedly busted stealing $268 in merchandise from a hunting gear store.  He allegedly tried to slip out of the charges by telling police who his boss was. Carvounis reportedly stole the merchandise from a Hamburg, Pa store.  The stolen gear included handgun grips, a pistol magazine and a hat.  Police say when the 35-year-old was arrested, he repeatedly mentioned that he worked for Christie and asked for a break on the…

Mt. Pleasant Mills man jailed for assault

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MIDDLEBURG – A Mount Pleasant Mills man is locked up in the Snyder County Prison charged with assaulting a woman at a home in Middleburg. Police say Kenneth Lowery is charged with aggravated and simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and other counts for the incident early this (Wednesday) morning.   Middleburg police were called to a home on Pine Street around 3:30 a.m. and arrived to find Lowery unconscious. Police say they learned he had assaulted a woman in the home and she hit him in the head, knocking him unconscious. Lowery was treated by a medic and was taken to the Middleburg Police Department for questioning. Police Lowery became aggressive and resisted arrest….

Man uses infant to resist arrest

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LEWISBURG — A Union County man is in custody following a parole violation Monday.  According to State Police in Milton, 23-year-old Dawud Wright of WhiteDeerTownship was violating a protection from abuse order.  As police approached Wright, he allegedly used his infant daughter to prevent troopers from arresting him.   Police say Wright would not release his 2-month-old daughter from his arms.  After a standoff for several minutes, troopers were able to safely remove the infant from Wright’s arms and take him into custody.  No one was injured in the standoff.  (Codi Jade)

DUI checkpoint nabs underage drinkers

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  SELINSGROVE – Three people were nabbed for underage drinking and one man was arrested during a DUI checkpoint Friday night and early Saturday morning in Snyder County. State police say a 48-year-old man from Northumberland County was arrested for DUI during the checkpoint. Troopers will not disclose their names.   Also, a 19-year-old from Elysburg was charged with underage drinking along with a 19-year-old from Elmhurst, PA and a 20-year-old from Westminster, Maryland. Several traffic citations were also issued during the checkpoint, which was organized by state police from the Selinsgrove, Stonington, and Milton barracks. (Ali Stevens)

Trespassing sends man to jail

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  MILTON — A Milton man is in jail, facing criminal trespassing charges, for an incident Wednesday. Milton State Police say 31-year-old Joshua Buck entered a residence along Turbot Avenue in Delaware Township, Northumberland County around 5:20p.m.   Police say Buck was told numerous times he was not permitted to enter the home. Once inside, Buck refused to leave. He faces charges of criminal trespass and harassment. Buck is in Northumberland County Prison on $5,000 bail. (Sara Bartlett)  

Milton man facing child porn charges

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  MILTON — A Milton man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child porn charges. 21-year-old Brian Kelson is accused of having inappropriate pictures of children. Kelson was indicted on Thursday and faces at least 15 years in prison if found guilty.  

High-speed chase, and an arrest, on Route 15

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  MILTON – Speeds exceeded 90-miles per hour on Route 15 Friday afternoon as state troopers chased a man ‘from our region’ who was fleeing from troopers. The incident ended when police used what they called a ‘pit manuver’ to crash the man’s truck. He was stopped on Crossroads Drive, still resisted and was subdued with the help of an electroshock weapon.   No police were injured but two police cars were damaged. The man was initially treated at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, and then flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. No medical treatment or condition report is available because the man’s name is not yet disclosed by police.   They say he…

Lewisburg home invasion, four arrests

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  LEWISBURG — Four men are in custody after a home invasion in Lewisburg Saturday night. Buffalo Valley Regional Police say they were called to the home at 104 South Eighth Street after four men allegedly forced their way into a home and confronted the two men inside.   Police say one victim was struck in the back of the head with a handgun and another was struck in the face before the perpetrators fled the scene. A manhunt ensued and police departments from Mifflinburg, Milton and Watsontown, state troopers and the Union County Sheriff’s Office all responded. The suspects were apprehended Sunday afternoon at Arch and Market Streets in Milton.   17-year-old Antonio Carpenter…

Shamokin Dam man arrested for drug possession

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SHAMOKIN DAM — A Shamokin Dam man was arrested and faces several charges after police found him passed out inside the driver’s seat of a running vehicle. 24-year-old Brian Betz was arrested by state police for possession of a controlled substance, public drunkeness and disorderly conduct. He was found in the parking lot of a business around 1:20 Sunday morning. Betz was sent to the Snyder County Prison on a parole violation. (Ali Stevens)

Couple taken into custody for vehicle theft

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  WILBURTON — Mount Carmel police have apprehended a Wilburton man and his girlfriend in connection with a vehicle theft this week. According to The News Item, 22-year-old David A. Pavloski II and 22-year-old Courtney Klemick are in custody.   Kerry Klemick, the woman’s father, said he received a phone call around 2:30a.m. from a friend who told him Pavloski and Klemick were drunk and had taken that friend’s SUV. The couple had Courtney Klemick’s 9-month-old son with them. The friend called police, who told her they would not pursue aggressively for the boy’s sake.   The News Item reports that the vehicle was eventually ditched on a mountain path. Police searched by helicopter and…