Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Law Enforcement Responds to Gilberton Following a Pursuit Late Monday

The end result of a police pursuit prompted a response by law enforcement to Gilberton late Monday.

According to Mahanoy Township Police, a "Be on the Lookout" was issued by federal law enforcement who were pursuing a Black Dodge Challenger heading north on Route 61 from Saint Clair.

While on patrol, Mahanoy Township Police spotted the suspect vehicle just after 11:00pm exiting Interstate 81 at the Mahanoy City Exit.

The suspect vehicle then led Mahanoy Township and Mahanoy City Police in a pursuit along Route 54 through Mahanoy City and westward toward and into Gilberton.

The suspect vehicle failed to follow the roadway near the Route 924 bridge and lost control in a gravel lot, with the suspect fleeing on foot.

Local, state, and other law enforcement including a helicopter from the Pennsylvania State Police converged on the area.

By 11:45pm, law enforcement had cleared the scene without a suspect in custody.

Local police responding to the scene include Mahanoy Township, Mahanoy City, Frackville, and West Mahanoy Township.

No other details were available at the time of this posting.

More as information becomes available.

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