State police and BV Regional Police scour New Columbia for car thief

UPDATE: Police say they have left the scene in New Columbia. However, police have seized the suspect’s vehicle stolen from Lewisburg. The suspect remains at large. Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Valley Regional Police at 570-524-4302 or the Union County 911 non-emergency line at 570-523-1113.

NEW COLUMBIA – A search continues for a suspect involved in an alleged hit and run accident in Union County. The alleged incident occurred in Lewisburg around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. A state police helicopter flew low over New Columbia assisting police in the search for a Hispanic male with long hair.

Witnesses who described the suspect to police reported the suspect was armed. Police then warned residents in the search area in New Columbia. It’s unclear if the suspect is still armed. The Union County Sheriff’s K9 Unit was assisting, along with Milton state police, Watsontown Police, Buffalo Valley Regional Police and others.

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