Another fight in the city
SHAMOKIN - Police here are investigating another fight early Sunday that resulted in one man being hospitalized after being found unresponsive lying near the intersection of Market and Spruce streets.
Patrolman Raymond Siko II reported charges are pending against at least two individuals in connection with the 1:17 a.m. disturbance.
The officer said the injured man in the street was taken by AREA Services Ambulance to a local hospital.
Police were summoned to the area for a fight involving five people. When they arrived, Siko said an unidentified adult male was found lying in the street while two other men in the area were spotted swinging at each other.
When he approached the unresponsive man in the street, Siko said an adult female and an adult male were standing over him before running away when they spotted police. He said the female stopped running a short time later, while the male continued to flee the scene despite being told to halt several times. Siko said the male eventually stopped running as police pursued him.
The officer said Cpl. Darwin Tobias III and Patrolman Scott Weaver took the male into custody. He said the male and female were then transported to Shamokin Police Station for questioning. He said the female was eventually released, while the male was transported to Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury, where he was committed on a probation violation.
Siko said the female will not be charged in the incident.
He said the man lying in the street and the two people who initially ran from police are local residents.
City police were assisted by Ralpho Township Patrolman Chris Grow, Mount Carmel Lt. Chris Buhay and two troopers from the state police station at Stonington.
Fights or assaults involving multiple people also occurred Feb. 23 in the 400 block of East Independence Street, March 1 in the first block of South Market Street and Friday morning at Shamokin and Spurzheim streets.