Man jailed after police threat  


SUNBURY — A Sunbury man — who was shot by police — is now facing charges for the attack that preceded the shooting.  Charges of felony aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime, simple assault and endangering another person were filed against 23-year-old Erick Trometter Thursday. Trometter is charged for an incident July 8 when Sunbury Police chief Brad Hare approached him.  Hare saw Trometter walking on Mile Post Road, and approached him regarding an assault that Trometter was allegedly involved in earlier in the day.  According to court papers, Trometter continually refused to comply with Hare’s orders and became aggressive.  Hare then attempted to retrieve a knife that was seen in Trometter’s pocket. It was…

Milton armed robber still on the loose


MILTON – Milton Police say they are still looking for a man who robbed a bank at gunpoint Thursday.  Police tell us they have been following up on several leads since the robbery at Northumberland County Schools Federal Credit Union around 2:20p.m.  In addition, they are working to get clearer and enhanced surveillance pictures of the suspect and the vehicle he drove. The armed robbery happened at the bank on Center Street and the man fled the scene on Broadway in a dark tan or gold colored four-door Pontiac Grand Am.  He got away with over $2,700.  He is described as white, 6-feet, weighing 200-pounds, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, white mask and white sweatpants. …

Norry PD releases video of purse snatcher

Crime suspect Northumberland purse snatching

UPDATE: Northumberland police are out with a video image of a man who they say tried to steal a purse last weekend. The incident happened last Saturday night (10/4) in the 200 block of Fourth Street around 11pm. The man knocked down a woman on her porch and stole her purse. The victim’s boyfriend was able to make chase, retreive the purse but the suspect got away. The suspect is described as being in his early 20’s, with dark skin, dark hair, possibly Hispanic male, 5’8″ tall to 5’11” tall, weighing about 165 pounds. He was wearing a gray “ECHO” hoodie and black sweat pants. He also has tattoos on his right wrist. Anyone who…

Police: Suspect writing describes ambush


BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say they found writings left by ambush suspect Eric Frein that describes how he opened fire on a rural barracks and then made his escape. Lt. Col. George Bivens read from the journal he says was written by Frein. He says Frein wrote that he took two shots, watched his victim fall “still and quiet,” then shot a second trooper. He says Frein wrote he tried to make his getaway in a Jeep, but ran it into a swamp and took off on foot. He says Frein called the botched getaway a “disaster.” Bivens says the note provided a “cold-blooded and absolutely chilling account” and described Frein’s…

Shooting Update: Couple from Milton ID’d


UPDATE: Buffalo Valley Regional Police tell us a male, and a female, thought to be from the Milton area, were the two people considered the victims of Monday night’s shooting. Details are few, but they say the two, did not report the incident, were found in Milton, and they were not injured. They told police they did not know who shot at them. Police do say it was not a random incident and the general public is not in danger. No information is available about the perpetrator of the shooting. LEWISBURG — Three shots were fired outside of a Lewisburg hotel Monday night.   Police are now searching in the Milton area, where they say…

Patrolmen avoid criminal charges in traffic incident

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MOUNT CARMEL TWP — There will be no criminal charges filed against four Mount Carmel Township police officers involved in a Labor Day incident. In addition, Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski says there has been “speculation and inaccurate information circulated about the incident.” We reported September 12, Mount Carmel Township patrolman Patrick McAndrew, Michael Pitcavage, Matthew Filarski and David Stamets were suspended after riding in a vehicle, which was being chased by a Kulpmont police officer. It was initially reported to police that a firework was also thrown from the patrolman’s vehicle toward the vehicle of the Kulpmont police officer. However, Targonski says, “There is absolutely no evidence that anything was thrown at the officer…

Driver cited for Route 45 wreck

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MONTANDON – A Montandon man was cited for causing a crash on Route 45 Tuesday that shut down the highway for several hours.  State police say 60-year-old Wilbert Conrad fell asleep at the wheel and drove his SUV off the road and struck a fire hydrant and a utility pole.   The pole fell onto the highway near the railroad tracks and Route 45 was shut down in both directions for a large part of the day on Tuesday.  Conrad sustained a minor injury in the crash and was cited for careless driving.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor


BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) – Police say the suspect in last week’s fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks belonged to a “military simulation unit” based in eastern Pennsylvania whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe. Lt. Col. George Bivens says 31-year-old Eric Frein “appears to have assumed that role in real life.” Hundreds of law enforcement officials are looking for Frein. He is charged with killing one trooper and injuring another outside the Blooming Grove barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania late Friday. State police call Frein a survivalist who’s armed and very dangerous. Bivens also says Frein has shaved his head in a Mohawk style.   Follow

Sunbury Police: Man tried to lure female into van


SUNBURY — Sunbury Police are investigating what they call a “serious public safety issue,” after a man attempted to lure a female into a vehicle this morning in the city. Now, police say they are looking for the driver of a white van. The driver is described as a heavyset white male with glasses and balding. The van is small to medium size, with the name of a satellite TV company on the side. An investigation is continuing in the city and anyone with information is asked to call Sunbury Police 570-286-4587. (Sara Bartlett)   Follow

State Police: Trooper shot dead outside barracks


BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) – State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says the shooting occurred Friday night at the barracks in Pike County’s Blooming Grove during a shift change. He says one trooper was leaving the barracks and another was arriving when shots were fired. The troopers’ names haven’t been released. Noonan says the injured trooper was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Scranton, where he is in stable condition. Noonan says the attack seemed to be directed at state police. He says…