Standoff with State Police in Pike County Turns Deadly

PORTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man was shot and killed after a standoff with state police in Pike County.

Troopers tried to pull over Nicholas Cantelmi, 31, of Jim Thorpe, on Wednesday for a parole violation when he crashed into one of the state police vehicles and took off.

Authorities followed Cantelmi to a cabin in Porter Township where he barricaded himself for several hours and refused to come out, firing shots inside the place.

When troopers entered the home, they claim Cantelmi brandished a gun and they were forced to shoot and kill him.

Cantelmi was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County coroner.

38 comments

    • John Koch

      You people crack me up. I am not who you think I am, but if that’s what you boot lickers need to tell yourselves I’ll be your Bob Stevens.

    • JIMBRONY

      Bob Stevens, Bobby Jackson, Corporate Media Basher…

      All the same person, same counter-cultural anti-authority conspiracy theory whack-job.

      • yabbadabbadude

        If you are the original JIMBRONY, you should remember that ‘Bob’ is a 9/11 twoofer too. (Google “conspiracy theorist personality”. These people are borderline psychotics, and the internet is the perfect outlet for them. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.)

      • John Koch

        Good morning Yabbadabbadude! The events of 9/11 are where your Bob Stevens and I differ. I fully believe those towel heads did it with no US involvement, no nut job theories about that here. Glad to see you up early monitoring the interwebz.

      • yabbadabbadude

        I’m glad to see you’re up early, still trying to dig yourself out of the hole I put you in. Do some shopping and relax, ‘Bob’…it’ll do you a world of good.

      • John Koch

        ROFLMGFAO YAY!!!! Thank you for the entertainment. Time for me to get something accomplished today. I am in the process of going back to school. So confused, too many options :(

      • yabbadabbadude

        I know it’s a public forum, but my initial reply was to JIMBRONY, so who’s harassing whom here? You were champing at the bit this morning waiting for me to show up to try and restore your ‘good name’, LOL! BTW, the original ‘Bob Stevens’ didn’t have any avatar let alone one just like yours. Now go troll somebody else – you live for it.

      • yabbadabbadude

        Your accusation is waaaay too idiotic to deny, JohnBob. (Obviously, your fake last name is pronounced ‘cock’.)

      • John Koch

        It’s really not idiotic because it has happened. But you know everything. Can’t wait to tell my friend Eric your cock joke I’m sure he’ll be as amused as I am.

      • yabbadabbadude

        If you’re looking over your shoulder for cops online, then you have way more trouble than just switching IDs on a platform because you know that you can. I’m done here. Good luck.

  • John Koch

    A family is minus one on Thanksgiving because members of America’s biggest gang couldn’t diffuse a situation using non-lethal methods. My guess is the cabin didn’t have windows and they don’t use tear gas these days. I didn’t know Nick well but my heart is heavy today.

    • yabbadabbadude

      He wouldn’t have been there today regardless, because of his status and what he’d done on top of it. He’d have been in prison for a long stretch because of the gun he wasn’t supposed to have, maybe missing 10 or even 15 Thanksgivings with his family. He made his own choices and they were all bad ones.

      • John Koch

        You sound like the Trooper who threatened to put me in a body bag on Facebook which I have screenshots of. Or maybe you’re one of 3 who came to my employer to investigate me for exercising my 1st Amendment rights?
        They are thugs. Accept it and stop being a boot licker.

      • yabbadabbadude

        Well, well, well. If it ain’t ol’ ‘Bob Stevens’ with a different handle. Think you’re above the law, Bobby? Keep showing them what a tough guy you are and they’ll show you you’re not. You’re a real piece of work.

      • John Koch

        You obviously have a vested interest in what I have to say. I know who/what you are and what you’re trying to do. The response you seek is not going to happen ever. Have a great Thanksgiving!

      • Heather Goodhue

        go F yourself. He did not deserve this. I knew nick and he was not violent. Praying for his family and they WILL get to the bottom of it.

    • JIMBRONY

      Let’s put a gun in your hand and let’s have a known criminal on the run backed in a corner with a gun in his hand, and he raises his gun to shoot you. Are you going to sit there and negotiate? Nick made his choices, now he has to live with them. Oh wait – never mind… Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going back to school too so I must take my leave.

    • JIMBRONY

      I remember the last time I was on parole and ran from the cops and holed-up in a (windowless, according to John Koch/Bob Stevens/Bob Jackson/Corporate Media Basher) cabin and raised a gun to them. It was in the 70’s but they didn’t – oh, wait – I’ve never been arrested because I’ve made good life decisions. And guess what? I’m still alive and celebrated Thanksgiving with my family yesterday! Make stupid decisions, pay the consequences.

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.