Police activity in Parkland is linked to the ongoing investigation

A Middletown Township Police SUV. File photo.

Over the past few days, residents have noticed increased police activity in the Parkland section of Middletown Township.

Readers have reported to LevittownNow.com that they saw officers armed with long guns searching railroad tracks, wooded areas and streets in the township section. An incident on Thursday involved a number of township officers and detectives and Pennsylvania State Police troopers searching.

Middletown Township Police Detective Lt. Steve Forman said the activity was related to the search for a wanted man.

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“There’s no risk to the community from him, but he just doesn’t want to be arrested,” Forman said.

There have been sightings of the man, whose identity police did not release on Friday, but police have not found him. He might not even be in the area anymore, Forman said.

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The man is wanted for failing to meet with a probation officer and in connection with an ongoing investigation, authorities said.

The police show of force is a precaution as detectives search for the man, Forman said.

At one point, the man fired a pellet gun at a police drone during the search, Forman said.

Forman said more information about the wanted person may be released in the coming days.

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