Man arrested after police recover stolen gun during foot chase in Swatara Township


Donald L. Barbour III

A man who ran from police during a routine traffic stop in Dauphin County on Saturday morning is facing charges. It happened around 10:30 a.m. when a Swatara Township police office spotted a vehicle with a suspended registration plate along the 2200 block of Sycamore Street in Harrisburg. The driver, identified as Donald L. Barbour II, 25, of Harrisburg, fled on foot toward the Capital Area¬† Greenbelt after an officer approached his vehicle during the traffic stop. The officer gave chase and apprehended Barbour in a wooded area behind the McDonald’s along Paxton Street.

Police recovered a gun which was reported stolen to state police in Chambersburg in November 2012.

Barbour is facing numerous charges including receiving stolen property, flight to avoid apprehension and carrying a firearm without a license. He was taken to Dauphin County Prison.

Police say Barbour has an extensive criminal history including drug offenses and crimes of violence.

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