Police Stand-Off Ends in Arrest
Mercer – A more than seven-hour police siege in the north side of Mercer, fortunately, ended without casualties last night with the arrest of a 63-year-old man. Robert Suchy without any apparent provocation attempted to force a neighbor to leave their home with him at gunpoint shortly before noon yesterday. After the neighbor retreated farther into the house and called 911 Suchy left and barricaded himself in his own home at 19 Triplewood Drive, which soon became surrounded by police officers who evacuated other nearby neighbors, shut down the main roads leading in, and waited for a SERT team. The SERT team entered Suchy’s home and arrested him by 7 PM without reporting the use of weaponry. Police found numerous loaded firearms throughout the Suchy house and a spokesperson told reporters that Suchy had no prior criminal history and they believe mental health played a role in the incident. Robert Suchy has been charged with kidnapping, burglary, assault, and may face others. Court records do not show a scheduled arraignment, but they indicate today is his birthday.

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West Chester – On Monday in Chester County, a youth basketball coach was arrested on charges related to child rape. Authorities claim 31-year-old Zachary Ray sexually assaulted at least three children between the ages of 10 and 16. Ray is charged with aggravated indecent assault and unlawful contact with minors.

Emmaus – An investigation is underway into what caused several vehicles to catch fire at a bus depot in Lehigh County on Sunday night. Three buses and a motor home were consumed by flames at an Epic Tours property in Upper Milford Township.

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