The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 16, 2014

Police Reports


Theft. Oct. 11 to April 11. Brumbach’s Auction, Lower Augusta Township, Northumberland County. Doris Holt of Shamokin and Lisa LaForme of Trevorton reported that someone took batteries from their recreational vehicles which were parked for the winter months.

Theft. April 1-13. Little Mountain Road, Lower Augusta Township, Northumberland County. Roberta A. Kurrell of Sunbury reported that someone removed a muzzle loader gun from her residence.


Hit-run. 11:30 a.m. April 1. Parking lot in Middlecreek Township, Snyder County. Police said Herbert Shirk, 85, of Richfield, allegedly backed his car into a pickup truck owned by Brian Bitler of Northumberland, then left without reporting the incident. Police said Shirk returned to the scene a short time later.


Theft. April 13-14. McCracken Road, Liberty Township, Montour County. Police said someone removed an aluminum ramp valued at $500 from the exterior of Miller’s Transfer Moving Company. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Milton.

Harassment. 3:15 p.m. Monday. Scott Zimmerman of Lewisburg, reported that someone placed an unaddressed envelope in his mailbox containing six BBs along with a harassing and threatening letter. Anyone with informaiton is asked to contact state police at Milton.

One-vehicle crash. 4:37 a.m. Monday. Route 15 at the White Deer Exit, White Deer Township, Union County. Driver: Hayle A. Caris, 25, Milton. Police said Caris was driv ing south when she apparently fell asleep. Her 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser went off the road and struck a guiderail before overturning several times. Injuries: Caris and a passenger, Jonathan Swales, 31, of Danville, who were both wearing seat belts, were taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Criminal mischief. Saturday-Sunday. Millers Bottom Road, White Deer Township, Union County. Yegor Babakov of New Columbia reported that a suspect identified by police allegedly shot BBs into his truck. The victim declined to pursue charges, police said.

Burglary-Theft. Sunday-Monday. Gast Road, West Buffalo Township, Union County. Elizabeth Stearns, 31, Mifflinburg, reported that someone took a child’s bicycle from her property, which was recovered a short time later. The front door of her home also was opened, but nothing appeared to be missing. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Milton.

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    April 19, 2014

  • Danville parents hope strike ends quickly

    DANVILLE ““ First-grader Madison Wild was sad she missed school Thursday.

    April 19, 2014

  • Schools ask state to waive 180-day rule

    Three area school districts have asked the Pennsylvania Department of Education to add up their hours instead of their days in order to reach the required amount of instruction time in the school year.

    April 19, 2014

  • Former Bucknell star in NBA playoffs

    ATLANTA — It really hit Mike Muscala a few days ago when he was listening to the Nets’ starting lineup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

    April 19, 2014

  • State: Discard raw milk from Greenfield Dairy

    MIDDLEBURG — Consumers should discard raw milk purchased recently from the Greenfield Dairy of Middleburg, which also has temporarily suspended production after Listeria monocytogenes was discovered in the product following routine testing, the state Department of Agriculture announced today.

    April 18, 2014

  • Penn State police: Three posed nude at Nittany shrine

    STATE COLLEGE — Penn State police say three male students who reportedly posed nude for a photo at the university’s Nittany Lion Shrine face school discipline.

    April 18, 2014

  • State unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in March

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate has continued its steady decline. The state Department of Labor and Industry says unemployment fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in March.

    April 18, 2014

  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling

    PITTSBURGH — A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report.

    April 18, 2014

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Route 45 east of Montandon

    MONTANDON — A paving project is slowing traffic today on Route 45 east of Montandon.

    April 18, 2014

  • Accident victims remain in critical condition this morning

    DANVILLE - Victims from serious traffic accidents the past two days remain in critical condition this morning at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

    April 18, 2014

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