The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


February 12, 2014

Police find drug link in shooting of Milton woman, 20

— DANVILLE — Search warrants filed in the attempted homicide case of 20-year-old Salicia Yost reveal that one of the men in custody met with Yost in Lewisburg the day before she was found shot in the head near Shamokin.

Police said they are still investigating the case, and had no further updates Wednesday.

However, search warrants filed earlier this week reveal that police sought surveillance camera footage from the Short Stop Mart on Route 15 in Lewisburg where Yost works, which police say shows Rafael Anthony Diroche Jr., 28, of Mount Carmel, meeting with Yost at the convenience store Friday, the day before Yost was found near Shamokin.

Yost has worked at the Short Stop for two years, according to Scullin Oil Co., which runs the markets. A manager at the convenience store had no comment Monday.

Diroche is currently being held on gun charges, according to court documents, while another man, Esteven Rafael Soto, 30, of the Bronx, New York City, is being held on drug charges, after police say they found guns and cocaine, heroin and marijuana in Diroche’s Mount Carmel apartment.

Police also said that text messages between Diroche and Yost reference “coke,” Ecstasy and “dope,” according to court documents.

In the four search warrants filed with District Judge Hugh Jones in Mount Carmel, police said they were searching Diroche’s apartment for firearms, drugs and a dark-colored coat. One search warrant was for Yost’s car and cellphone, which was found in her purse.

Police have said that they are not calling Diroche and Soto suspects in the case and that they are conducting numerous interviews in the case.

Text Only
  • Donations to Budd family near $60,000

    SHAMOKIN DAM — The Valley continues to give as fundraisers keep forming and donations steadily pour in for the Budd family, of Ohio, while Sharon Budd continues her fight back from drastic injuries suffered when a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass in Union County slammed through the windshield of the family’s vehicle three weeks ago.

    July 30, 2014

  • B-17 fly-over to honor 'Dutch' VanKirk

    NORTHUMBERLAND — A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress will soar in honor of the late Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk during his graveside services Tuesday morning.

    July 30, 2014

  • dogs31.jpg Is Spike spiteful?

    Dog is often considered man’s best friend, but a recent study shows he may be a little green over how much time you spend with other pooches.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • CORBETT_TomC.jpg Corbett: VanKirk helped to save the world

    Gov. Tom Corbett today issued the following statement on the death of Northumberland County native Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay:

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Afraid of grandson? "Now I am," Amanda Trometter says

    Erick Trometter slept with hunting and butcher knives beside his bed while living with the grandmother he allegedly attacked on the morning he was shot after allegedly pulling a knife on a city police officer.

    July 30, 2014

  • vk1.jpg Ted VanKirk: Seen from above

    The Daily Item is republishing online its spring 2012 interview with Northumberland native Ted “Dutch” VanKirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. The story appeared in Inside Pennsylvania magazine. VanKirk died Monday in Georgia at age 93.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • vankirk_ted1.jpg “The Japanese were beaten before we even dropped the bomb”

    Compared to the 58 other missions they ran together, the one they were assigned to carry out on Aug. 6, 1945 was easy.
    There would be no return fire, flying conditions were ideal, and if all went according to plan, they would be back to the base in Tinian by nightfall.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ritz-Craft Ritz-Craft to hire 60 for Mifflinburg plant

    MIFFLINBURG — Sixty jobs are coming to Mifflinburg as a Ritz-Craft production facility that went dark seven years ago amid the housing downturn will come back on line during the next few months, company officials announced Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Selinsgrove man dies when tractor flips in Chapman Township

    PORT TREVORTON — A 57-year-old Selinsgrove man died Tuesday evening when the farm tractor he was driving overturned and pinned him beneath it, according to Snyder County Coroner Bruce Hummel.

    July 29, 2014

  • VanKirk 'Real hero' of World War II dies

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Monday of natural causes in the retirement home where he lived in Georgia. He was 93.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.