Church Raided in Hunlock Creek

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Luzerne County church is at the center of an investigation tonight.Eyewitness News first reported on Eyewitness News at Noon that State Troopers were searching the Roaring Brook Baptist Church in Hunlock Creek.
    The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick has the latest.

 

State Troopers converged on the Roaring Brook Baptist Church in Hunlock Creek just after 10 Wednesday morning armed with search warrants..

 
"We were contacted and an allegation was made. We began an investigation into that allegations." Said Sgt. James Dunleavy, PA State Police.

Troopers are not revealing details about that allegation. We saw them removing computers and other items from the church. They also gave a copy of the search warrant to  --Pastor Dan Brubaker.. We tried talking with him as he left the church and walked  to the church rectory.

He would not answer any questions.

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While State Troopers are not commenting..sources close to the investigation tell the I-Team the allegations involve crimes connected to  children...
Arden Delkanic is a member of the congregation.  He says he was shocked to see state troopers at the church and says Pastor Brubaker has been a true leader of the faithful.

 
Again State Troopers will not talk about the details of the investigation only to say it is ongoing and moving forward.   Again, no one has been charged or accused with any wrong doing.

 

 

 

First Reported at Noon

HUNLOCK CREEK, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) State Troopers on the move in Luzerne County. They raided a church in the Hunlock Creek Area. This story is still developing. The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick has the latest.

State Troopers converged on the Roaring Brook Baptist Church at 10 am. on Wednesday morning. They were armed with a search warrant for the church.

They gave the warrant to the longtime Pastor of the church-Dan Brubaker.

  The I-Taem's Andy Mehalshick spoke with Pastor Brubaker as he walked to the church rectory nearby.

He said he could not comment on the raid.

A Trooper at the scene told the I-Team the search warrant was sealed and he would not comment on why they were at the church.

He did say the raid was prompted by allegations of misconduct connected to the church.

No one has been accused of any wrongdoing.

 


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