Former officer charged with traffic offenses


  KULPMONT – A former Mount Carmel Township police officer has been fined for an incident involving a fire cracker – and failing to obey police.  After a trial, 30-year-old Dave Stamets of Kulpmont was found guilty of multiple traffic offenses.   Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski says Stamets was involved in a late night incident September 1 in which a firecracker was thrown from a vehicle.  According to police, Stamets reportedly failed to pull over for police, and they say he was driving an unregistered vehicle. They also say he failed to stop at a stop sign while traveling through Marion Heights.   Troopers say Stamets then drove his vehicle into a wooded…

VIDEO HERE: Witnesses help locate stabbing suspect


SUNBURY — Multiple police departments joined forces Sunday morning to apprehend a stabbing suspect. Tyrone Lee of Plymouth, Luzerne County allegedly stabbed two Sunbury men after an altercation outside the FuBar on North 3rd Street. Witnesses say Lee stabbed James Herb and Benjamin Herrold during a fight and threatened others with a knife before fleeing the scene. As police searched the area, another witness told officers he saw Lee running toward Woodlawn Avenue. Police apprehended Lee a few minutes later. Both victims required emergency surgery at Geisinger. Herrold stab wound entered his liver causing significant damage. James Herb was stabbed five times on his abdomen, chest and upper arm. At this hour, Herb is in…

Sunbury police investigate many burglaries


SUNBURY – Sunbury police are busy investigating several incidents in the city including burglaries.  Sunbury police were called to 358 ½ Market Street for a burglary April 15.  Police learned someone had entered the apartment through a window and items were stolen.   Police were called to 228 Market Street for an attempted burglary at a business on April 20.  Someone tried to enter the business by smashing the front window.  Sunbury police are investigating after a handgun was taken from a vehicle parked in a parking lot in the 1100 block of North Fourth Street.  The vehicle was parked around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the plaza parking lot.  The gun was stolen sometime between…

Mayor promises to get to the truth

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SUNBURY – The investigation into allegations against the Sunbury police department is leaving no stone unturned. Mayor David Persing said the city has subpoenaed cellphone records for city-owned phones. According to Persing, the subpoena is required by Verizon in order to release the information, “It’s the procedure question that we had to get a subpoena to go to Verizon to get the information that we’re looking for, so that whole thing was nothing more than just the proper legal procedure.” Persing says he is committed to get to the truth of the accusations made about improper conduct on the part of a Sunbury officer, “The investigation is all said and done other than this last…

Shikellamy locked down for drug search


SUNBURY — Shikellamy High School and Middle School were locked down Wednesday for a drug search.  According to Sunbury Police, seven K-9 units searched lockers in the school.   The lockdown was in place for about an hour so K-9’s could search lockers without student or staff interference.  The Sunbury Police Department and school administration is pleased to report no illegal contraband was found inside the school.   Chief Brad Hare says drugs in schools is a nationwide problem and they want to be proactive.  This was the first locker search done at the school in over five years, but it will not be the last.  (Codi Jade) Follow Related Tags:

Regional police called to Sunbury burglary


SUNBURY – Several regional police departments responded to a burglary early this morning in Sunbury.  Sunbury police say a window was smashed at a home at 310 North Eighth Street around 2:10 a.m.  Sunbury police were assisted by state police and Northumberland, Point Township and Selinsgrove police. Sunbury police were called to the area after a burglar alarm sounded.  The window frame was also broken. The suspects appeared to have entered the residence through the window, but it is not known if anything was taken.  (Ali Stevens) Follow Related Tags:

Sunbury Police are looking for armed man


SUNBURY – Sunbury police are looking for two men involved in an altercation in Sunbury on Sunday, and one man was armed with a handgun.  Police tell us the two men were in a parking lot in the 100 block of South Third Street around 3:30 a.m.   At some point during the altercation, one man went to his vehicle and returned with a handgun.  A bystander left the area and called police to the scene.  Sunbury police arrived and checked the area, but the two men had fled the scene.  One man was said to be Hispanic and the other was African-American.  Anyone who many have witnessed the incident or who may know the…

McClure man facing felony drug charges


MCCLURE – A McClure man is facing a number of drug related charges after he was stopped by Middleburg Police.  47-year-old Gearhard Muhlbauer was stopped by police last Friday for a traffic violation on East Walker Street.  Police say Muhlbauer had a suspended driver’s license and was suspected of being under the influence of drugs.   Police were given consent to search the vehicle and a significant amount of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered.  Muhlbauer was charged with felony drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of instruments of a crime.  (Ali Stevens) Follow Related Tags:

Aggressive Driving Enforcement begins this week

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MONTOURSVILLE — Local police agencies are on the lookout for aggressive drivers. A targeted enforcement initiative aims to reduce aggressive-driving related crashes. Distracted driving, work zone safety violations, following too closely and speeding are some of the behaviors being targeted. Motorists stopped for any of these unsafe behaviors will receive a ticket.   Police from Union, Snyder, Northumberland, Montour and Columbia counties are participating in the initiative beginning March 23. (Jennifer Wakeman) Follow Related Tags:

Cash, medication, checks stolen in Winfield


WINFIELD — Prescription drugs were part of the loot in a recent theft.  According to state police in Milton, someone entered a home on Route 304 in Winfield on March 10 between 9:45 and 11:45a.m.  The thief removed two bank bags filled with cash, two checkbooks, two boxes of blank checks, three bottles of prescription medication and a cell phone.   The actor then fled in an unknown direction.  Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police in Milton.  (Codi Jade) Follow Related Tags: