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The Barrett Township maintenance department is now removing trees from behind the Township Building, which is also shared by the township police department.  They also plan on adding a picket fence around the front of the building, so that the officers can get from the building to their cars without being seen.  

These steps are being taken in response to the ongoing PSP manhunt for Eric Frein.  Are they really going to keep the officers safe?

The search for FBI 10-most-wanted alleged cop killer Eric Frein has now been going on for over 6 weeks.  Local businesses are getting hurt, particularly this time of year because tourism makes up a large volume of foot traffic for stores in the Pocono area.

Questions to help provoke thought: 

  • Is he really still here?
  • How much longer will they keep searching for him?
  • If he is such a great survivalist, why do they think he would remain in the area and risk getting caught?
  • If there were trip wires and bombs rigged up throughout the woods, wouldn't bears and deer be setting them off?
  • Is there more to the story, like a lover's triangle?
  • Has this evolved into a police training exercise?
  • Would a search of this magnitude take place for a 'normal' murder suspect?
  • Do the media and police really expect us to believe their story?

Apparently a new phone scam is going on in our area, where a person, who claims to be with PP&L electric company. The caller is then telling the owners their accounts are delinquent and there electricity will be shut off, with in an hour, if they don’t receive any payment. THIS IS A SCAM! Do not send or transfer any money to them.

My advice to anyone who receives this type of phone call, shall call PP&L at their 1-800 number, NOT the phone number the caller is providing to make payment.

Be sure to visit Barrett Township on your way to / from the Mount Airy Casino!

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[Update: Due to the ongoing police manhunt for Eric Frein, the parade is POSTPONED.]

Barrett Township will hold a "Trunk R Treat" from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26, on the grounds of Monsignor McHugh Elementary School on Route 390 in Cresco.

(CANCELLED) Halloween Parade is Sunday, October 26, 2014
Halloween Costume Party at the Pour House on Route 390, Mountainhome.

Regarding the police shooting at Blooming Grove Police Barracks in Pike County, PA.  31 year old suspect Eric Matthew Frein is to be considered armed and dangerous.

September 12 - Shooting of Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass in Blooming Grove
September 16 - Police start searching in Canadensis for Frein
September 25 - Police still searching for Frein in Canadensis; now over 1,000 officers from various states involved in the search.

Shelter and assistance available through the Barrett Township Fire Department

Stay tuned for updates.