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Police: New Salem man pulled gun on neighbor during argument

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch

A New Salem man is facing charges after pulling a gun on his neighbor during an argument, state police said.

Carl Joseph Vanderheyden Jr., 30, is facing one felony count of carrying a firearm without a license, and one misdemeanor count each of simple assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person, according to online court records.

He was arraigned and released after posting bail of $10,000 and faces a July 10 preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Thomas J Reilly.

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According to a news release, state police responded to the 100 block of West George Street in New Salem round 8:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving multiple reports of loud fireworks.

Troopers said an investigation determined Vanderheyden got into a verbal argument at some point with his neighbor, a 60-year-old man, and drew a firearm on him.

Carl Joseph Vanderheyden Jr.

Vanderheyden was taken into custody without incident and taken to Central Booking to be arraigned.

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