Meth lab discovered in Milton

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MILTON — Three men are in custody after police discovered a meth lab in Milton while serving outstanding warrants. Milton police tell us they went to 538 Broadway in Milton on Wednesday and discovered items used to make methamphetamine inside the home.   Angel Prokop, Ace Elmore and Clifton Elmore were taken into custody. Two of the suspect were arraigned and sent to the Northumberland County Prison. The third suspect will be arraigned today. A state police lab response team searched the home and confiscated numerous items. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Watsontown police identify dead woman

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WATSONTOWN — It was a Shamokin woman who was found dead inside a home in Watsontown on Thursday. On Monday, Watsontown police identified the woman as 45-year-old Helen Knarr from the Shamokin area.   An autopsy was conducted and the investigation continues, but at this time, police do not believe the death is suspicious. They are awaiting results from toxicology testing, which can take several weeks. Knarr was found dead on Thursday at 159 Grandview Drive in Watsontown. (Ali Stevens) Follow

DA says police officer was justified in shooting

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SUNBURY — A Sunbury police officer was justified in shooting a wanted man. Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski says Officer Brad Hare had the right to use deadly force against 22-year-old Erick Trometter during an incident July 7. Hare approached Trometter after police were notified of someone who assaulted a 67-year-old Sunbury woman. As Hare began to question him, Trometter pulled out a knife and threatened the officer. Hare used his taser three times, which did not stop Trometter. Hare reportedly told Trometter he was going to use his gun, to which Trometter responded, “I don’t care, I am not going back to jail.” Hare then shot Trometter one time. Targonski says there were…

Former Sunbury police chief may get a new job

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SUNBURY – Sunbury’s former police chief is a finalist for another chief’s position in Pennsylvania.  According to Middletown’s local paper, Stephen Mazzeo is one of three finalists for the job of police chief in that Dauphin County borough.   Mazzeo was interviewed by Middletown Borough Council’s public safety committee, but refused to speak with the public after the interview.  He is being considered for the job left open when Middletown’s police chief resigned.   Mazzeo served as Sunbury’s police chief before he was demoted earlier this year.  Mayor David Persing cited personnel issues as the reason for his demotion.  Christopher Blase is currently the acting police chief in Sunbury until a new chief is selected. …

No one hurt after a standoff with police

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WATSONTOWN — No injuries were reported after a shot was fired inside a home in Watsontown during a standoff with police Thursday night. Watsontown Police say they were called to 702 Main Street for a report of a barricaded gunman threatening suicide. Two people were inside the home with the armed man. Officers from Milton, Buffalo Valley Regional and State Police assisted at the scene and the man refused to communicate. Police alerted neighbors of the situation, and traffic for two blocks of Main Street was shut down. At 11:42p.m., one shot was fired inside the house and then the man came out of the basement. He was taken into custody without incident and was…

Man critical after police shooting

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DANVILLE – The 22-year-old man shot by a Sunbury police officer Tuesday is in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center.  Hospital official Mike Ferlazzo confirmed Erick Trometter’s condition Wednesday morning.  Trometter, most recently of Herndon, was involved in a domestic altercation in Sunbury Tuesday morning. Stonington State Police say he was then seen walking on Mile Post Road near Shikellamy Avenue.  Acting Sunbury police chief Brad Hare responded to the scene and Trometter allegedly pulled out a knife.  Hare attempted to tase Trometter, but it was unsuccessful.  When Trometter refused to let go of the knife, Hare shot him one time. Trometter was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center.  Hare was not injured, but…

Police find dog on Route 61 Tuesday

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SHAMOKIN — Missing a dog? Police are looking for the owner of a dog found in Northumberland County Tuesday afternoon. According to state police, a large brownish red boxer mix was found wandering on Route 61 near the village of Stonington just before 6:00p.m. Anyone who believes the dog may be theirs is asked to contact state police at Stonington, at 570-286-5601. (Codi Jade)   Follow

Selinsgrove Police nab motorcycle thief

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SELINSGROVE — A Bedford County man is in Snyder County Prison after being stopped by police early Friday morning. Selinsgrove State Police stopped 23-year-old Ryan Burkholder of Everett around 1:40a.m. along Route 522 in Monroe Township. Police found that Burkholder was driving a stolen motorcycle. In addition, he was in possession of drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles. Burkholder is facing charges of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia and a prohibited weapon. He is in Snyder County Prison on $25,000 bail. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Man shot by police collapses in court

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BLOOMSBURG – A truck driver shot by police on Interstate 80 in Columbia County in May collapsed in court today.  The Press Enterprise reports 45-year-old Daniel Hadean of Oklahoma City fell on the floor in apparent pain at the beginning of his hearing before District Judge Doug Brewer.   The public defender asked for a continuance for Hadean, which was granted, and an ambulance was called.  He was taken to Geisinger Medical Center.   Hadean is accused of attacking Hemlock Township police officer Charles Dietterick on eastbound Interstate 80 at the Buckhorn exit.  Police say Dietterick pulled the truck over for violations and Hadean charged Dietterick with a large hammer and pepper spray, forcing the…

Burglary at former Laurelton Center

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LAURELTON — Police are investigating a burglary at the former Laurelton Center in Union County. Milton State Police say between June 25-26, someone entered four buildings on the 360-acre property in Hartley Township, Union County. A window was damage, but it appears nothing was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call Milton State Police. (Sara Bartlett) Follow