Posted by on December 20, 2020 5:25 am

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allentown men police chase schuylkill county gun fentanyl

A pair of Allentown men allegedly tossed a pistol and a large amount of fentanyl from a vehicle as they led police on a wild pursuit through Schuylkill County Friday afternoon.

The chase began in Barry Township and ended outside Orwigsburg.

Allentown Men Lead Police on Chase Through Schuylkill County

According to information released Saturday by State Police in Schuylkill Haven, the pursuit began in Barry Township a little before 4 p.m. Friday.

It was there that police attempted to pull over a vehicle containing two men from Allentown:

  • Shakier Kingsley, 29
  • Carlos Reynoso, 29

The vehicle, a Chrysler 200, driven by Kingsley, failed to yield so police attempted to pull him over. Kingsley ignored the command to pull over and booked it south on Route 901 toward Minersville. As the two approached the intersection of Route 901 and Kings Village, Kingsley sideswiped another vehicle that was also moving southbound.

The pursuit of the two Allentown men continued toward Cressona. Along the way, police say, Reynoso tossed several items from the vehicle. The two hopped on Route 183 and then Route 61.

At Route 61 and Brick Hill Rd., outside Orwigsburg, the fleeing duo sideswiped another vehicle also going south.

Police threw out some spike strips in an attempt to bring the pursuit to an end. The elusive duo hit the strips and ended their escape from Schuylkill County. Police say they used a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) and disabled the vehicle.

Kingsley and Reynoso were both taken into custody.

After the pursuit, police searched the areas where they believed the gun and drugs were tossed. Police say they found a loaded handgun and about 580 grams of what they believe to be fentanyl in two large baggies. They say the fentanyl has a street value of about $58,000.

No one was injured during the length of the pursuit, including anyone in the two vehicles that were hit along the way. State Police from the Schuylkill Haven, Frackville, and Hamburg barracks helped end the pursuit. Several local police departments also got involved in the effort.

Charges Filed Following Wild Pursuit

Kingsley finds himself in Schuylkill County Prison on $75,000 bail, which he was unable to post after getting arraigned before District Judge David Rossi. Reynoso was released on $75,000 bond on Saturday.

Each faces a series of felony charges in connection with the chase through Schuylkill County Friday.

Kingsley faces drug and gun charges as well as a charge of attempting to elude police.  Reynoso is up on drug and gun charges. They’re both due back in court on Dec. 30 for a preliminary hearing before Bayer.

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