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Crime Spree Across Northern Tier Ends with Man Behind Bars

WYOMING COUNTY — It took several days for police to catch the man they say was responsible for a crime spree that spanned the northern tier counties and ended with an arrest in Wilkes-Barre.

Troopers say Joseph Parkhurst, 32, of Stevensville robbed a gas station in Wyoming County Thursday at knifepoint. Then he held up a Dollar General on Route 29 near Tunkhannock. That led to a high-speed chase with state police. The trooper’s cruiser was damaged during the pursuit and Parkhurst got away.

According to state police, Parkhurst wrecked the vehicle he was in and stole a pickup truck in Monroe Township in Wyoming County. After an attempted robbery in Bradford County, troopers said he abandoned the truck and stole another vehicle outside a store in Susquehanna County.

Troopers said he was finally caught in Wilkes-Barre Saturday afternoon.

Parkhurst is locked up in Wyoming County.

18 comments

  • Hal Bates

    The majority of the people that post on these pages are complete idiots that have much difficulty functioning in life itself and when things go wrong they will be the first to call to have the PSP save them. No doubt!

  • Hal Bates

    The majority of the people that post on these pages are complete imbeciles that have much difficulty functioning in life itself and when things go wrong they will be the first to call to have the PSP save them. No doubt!

    • a joke

      You sound like the imbecile that can’t function in life. I have never been arrested. I hope the psp treat you professionally again next time.

  • Hal Bates

    Hey…PSP has arrested me more than several times. Each time they treated me fair and with the utmost respect. Again my hat goes off to them. They are a class act and no way can they be compared to the local town clown wannabees!

  • Hal Bates

    I really enjoy reading the posts from these idiots. One of 2 things is evident. Either they dislike the PSP because they could not get hired or were even wanted by them, or the PSP has arrested them a boatload of times and they are bitter. Bottom line great job PSP your the best!

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