New developments in Luzerne County 911 “glitter bomb” case

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PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — There are new developments tonight in the investigation into a “glitter bomb” that was sent to Luzerne County 911 in September. A Luzerne County firefighter has been suspended in connection with the incident. 

Eyewitness News first reported word of the case late last month. That glitter bomb was sent to Luzerne County 911 on September 29th. Luzerne County Officials tell us the incident is no laughing matter.

Eyewitness News has confirmed from sources close to the investigation that the glitter bomb was sent to the Director of Luzerne County 911, Fred Rosencrans.

A glitter bomb, when opened, sends glitter all over the immediate area. The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office was contacted out of concern regarding the motive for sending the package to 911.

The investigation led to the Plains Township Municipal computers, specifically the fire department. Sources close to the investigation say the fire department computer was used to track the package.

According to court documents, Plains Township Firefighter Lawrence James Long admitted to sending the glitter bomb to Luzerne County 911. Those same documents indicate that Long pleaded guilty to a single non-traffic citation of harassment and paid a $300 fine. 

Plains Township Officials confirm that Long was suspended from his position as a firefighter but those officials would not provide any further details, saying it was a personal matter.

“Mr. Long took full responsibility for his actions and apologized to his fellow firefighters and township residents for the incident. The township is now putting this incident behind us,” said Stephen Menn, Plains Township Solicitor 

911 Director Fred Rosencrans says he does not want to comment on the case. We have also been attempting to reach Long for comment. It is still unclear why Long sent the glitter bomb in the first place.

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