Three Sunbury residents charged with identity theft


SUNBURY – Police have identified three Sunbury residents arrested this week for an identity theft scheme.  They are Leon and Calvin Harrington and Ashia Byrd-Harrington.  All three are being held in the Northumberland County Prison.   The Daily Item reports the three are suspects in a credit card and identity theft scheme that could involve hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Sunbury Police has asked the FBI for assistance, as the scheme crossed into New York City.  Investigators say the suspects were taking pre-paid credit cards, stealing personal information and creating new credit cards with the numbers on the pre-paid cards.   Some of the pre-paid cards were blank and using a computer and an activation…

Late police call angers Shikellamy crowd


SUNBURY–Shikellamy school board members faced some harsh criticism from students and parents at their meeting last night. The district’s apparent lack of response to a pellet gun being sighted on school property on October 31 brought more than fifty people out to express their concern over school safety. Complaints ranged from a lack of discipline within the schools to the seeming absence of an emergency plan to deal with threats to the school buildings. Junior Noah Fenstermacher believes the district isn’t doing enough to ensure student safety. “I would like to be in a safer school where discipline is stricter, where we feel safer, where if there is a gun on the premises their initial…

Police: Frein used Internet while on run


BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) – Police say they found a laptop computer and two storage drives in the abandoned airplane hangar where Pennsylvania ambush suspect Eric Frein was captured last week. Court documents released Tuesday say Frein told police he used the laptop and connected wirelessly to the Internet while evading authorities. Frein surrendered to U.S. marshals on Thursday following a 48-day manhunt. He was located in an open field near the former Birchwood-Pocono Airpark. Frein is charged with opening fire on the Blooming Grove state police barracks Sept. 12, killing one trooper and seriously wounding a second. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.   Follow

Man arrested after standoff with police


MARION HEIGHTS – A man was taken into custody around midnight after a four-hour standoff with police in Marion Heights.  A domestic situation reportedly prompted the standoff in the 300 block of Warsaw Street.   A woman got out of the home when police arrived, but the man barricaded himself inside.  Police said there were firearms in the home, so a SWAT team was called in and the house was surrounded.  Gas grenades were fired into the home and the man ran out the back door and a stun gun was used to subdue him.  He was taken to a local hospital and has not been identified.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Police targeting Routes 11/15


SHAMOKIN DAM — Police are cracking down on aggressive-driving in the Shamokin Dam area this month. Shamokin Dam Police are teaming up with Pennsylvania State Police to enforce safe driving through November 22.   Police will be targeting Routes 11 and 15 and other roadways in Shamokin Dam. They are warning that any aggressive driver stopped by police will be given a ticket.   The project is aimed at reducing the number of aggressive-driving related crashes, injuries and deaths. During last year’s state-wide campaign, 53,587 related citations were written. The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (Codi Jade)  …

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…