Crime

Williamsport man wanted for burglary, assault in Centre County

State police at Rockview are searching for a man suspected of acting as a law enforcement officer in order to gain access to a female.

According to the affidavit filed Dec. 8, troopers responded the previous evening to the 100 block of Eagles Nest Road in Liberty Township for a report of two men who had gained entry into a residence.

At about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 7, police said William F. Vorderbrug, 34, of Williamsport, and a second man arrived at the residence and began “aggressively knocking” on the front door with a flashlight. They reportedly identified themselves as members of the sheriff’s office.

Vorderbrug and the other man entered without permission, police said, and demanded the whereabouts of a female, claiming they had warrants for her arrest. The two also reportedly allowed a large German shepherd to roam the residence.

During this time, Vorderbrug also smashed a window, police said.

The female, who was known by the residents, police said, came up from the basement where Vorderbrug allegedly grabbed her by the hair and led her out of the residence. Residents told troopers that during the ordeal, Vorderbrug held a large flashlight in one hand and what was believed to be a pipe in his other hand.

He was described as “extremely aggressive” during the encounter, police said, and the scene was reportedly witnessed by a 3-year-old child.

Vorderbrug is still wanted by the police and a felony warrant has been issued for his arrest. According to court documents he faces felony charges of burglary and criminal trespassing, as well as charges of simple assault and impersonating a public servant.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 355-7545.

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