Sunbury police looking for a theft suspect

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SUNBURY – Sunbury police are looking for a man they want to question about a stolen credit card.  Police say Raymond Delaney is wanted for questioning regarding $1,000 charged to a stolen credit card on Thursday from a senior citizen.   Police say the card was taken from the woman’s purse at a store on Market Street in Sunbury.  The credit card was used at convenience stores in Sunbury and police say they have video surveillance of Delaney using the stolen card.  Anyone knowing where Delaney may be is asked to contact Sunbury Police.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Frein pleads ‘not guilty’

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MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of killing one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in a police barracks ambush has pleaded not guilty. Eric Frein was arraigned Thursday at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford. The 31-year-old Frein participated by video from the county jail and answered yes-or-no questions from his lawyer, who entered the not-guilty plea on his behalf. Frein is charged with first-degree murder, terrorism and related charges in the September ambush that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and severely wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove. Frein was captured Oct. 30 after a 48-day manhunt in the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. Prosecutors are seeking the death…

Men in custody following Shamokin gun threat

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SHAMOKIN — Two men are in custody, following an incident in Shamokin Friday. According to The News Item, one of the men allegedly threatened a female with a gun at a Raspberry Hill apartment just before noon.   The incident occurred when one of the suspects attempted to break into an apartment, and was confronted by a female occupant. The man reportedly threatened the female with a gun. She fled and called 9-1-1.   Following a search for the suspects, the men were reportedly taken into custody at the McDonald’s restaurant on Route 61 in Coal Township. One of the men had a knife in possession but a gun was not found. Police continue to…

Robber threatens bank teller in Kulpmont

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KULPMONT – Kulpmont Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank Wednesday.  Police tell us a man entered Susquehanna Bank on Chestnut Street around 11:50a.m. and demanded money from a teller.  The man was not armed, but he told the teller her would hurt her if she didn’t give him money.  The man got away with what police said was a small amount of cash.  He fled on foot along North 8th Street. Police say the suspect is described as a white male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, orange baseball hat, blue jeans, white sneakers and a black mask. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kulpmont Police at 570- 373-1522. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Tempers flare over police budget in Sunbury

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SUNBURY– Sunbury City Council is still facing criticism over the 2015 budget, which required the laying off one police officer this month, and another one in May. Tempers flared at Monday’s meeting when Laurence Wilcox, President of the Susquehanna Valley Fraternal Order of Police urged council to search for cuts somewhere else other than the police budget.   Wilcox said, “You gotta look at areas in your budget. And I’m sure there are areas. None of you, if you’re responsible for a certain area want to see your budget cut.”   Councilman Jim Eister took issue with Wilcox’s assertion that council could have budgeted differently, “You walk into this meeting and give us a lecture….

Toomey leads police support rally

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UNDATED – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (PA-R) was one of the speakers over the weekend at a rally to support law enforcement.  It was held in Philadelphia following what has been a violent couple months nationwide, where 10 police officers have been shot in 2015, says Toomey. He says, “The men and women who put on that blue uniform and protect us day in and day out from Philadelphia, across the Commonwealth and across the country, are overwhelmingly a very honorable group of folks who take great risks and make big sacrifices for our security.  Recently, I don’t think they have gotten the recognition and appreciation they are due.” There has been tension nationwide recently…

A Sunbury burglar has been busted

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SUNBURY — A man, who has only been in Pennsylvania for seven months, has been arrested for a burglary in Sunbury. 40-year-old Philip Dushan, who recently moved to Sunbury from Texas, faces a number of charges for a break-in December 29 at a home on North 8th Street. Police say Dushan entered into the home sometime overnight and stole a rifle, laptop computer and a purse. The homeowners contacted police when they noticed the items missing. They also informed police that a credit card had been stolen—and used illegally in Snyder County. Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare says they used several public tips, along with surveillance video from a local store to identify Dushan. January…

Regional police–not a Norry topic

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NORTHUMBERLAND — A year-old change in policing in Northumberland is working out well and there is no talk of regionalizing. At this time last year, police chief Clifford Kriner pushed for the continued funding of a fifth full-time officer. Borough council did not agree and provided funding for part-time officers only.   At that time, the idea of a regional police force was discussed again. A regional police force in upper Northumberland County has been a topic of conversation for years. However, Northumberland Mayor Len Zboray says the borough has no plans to pursue a regional police force.   Zboray does not feel a regional police force is in the current best interest of the…

Police release photo of robbery suspect

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ALLENWOOD – State police have released a photo of an armed robbery suspect — and they are asking for help in identifying the man. The Christmas Day armed robbery took place in Union County, when an unknown man went into the Sunoco A Plus gas station on Route 15 in Gregg Township near Allenwood armed with a large knife.   State police say he received an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot. The robbery happened around 4:45p.m. Christmas day. The man is described as a white male wearing a dark grey hoodie with horizontal dark stripes, camouflage pants, boots and his face was covered in a grey bandana. He is said to be…

Milton man charged with aggravated assault

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MILTON – A Milton man is in jail after an attempted assault last week.  Milton Police say Mark Snyder Jr. is in Northumberland County Prison after assaulting a woman and threatening her with a knife.  Friday, police were called to 32 9th Street, where they found a woman who said her son held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. Snyder told police that he was in a fit of rage and couldn’t remember what happened.  Snyder is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and terrorist threats.  He is in jail on $100,000. (Sara Bartlett) Follow