Drug, trespassing, and running from police charges levied against Newville man

21 February 2024- On 02-16-2024 at approximately 15:00 Newville Police responded to 98 Broad St after receiving a call that a wanted individual was on the property. The wanted person was identified as Derek Varner (36) of Newville. Varner was wanted for violating a Protection From Abuse order.

Newville Police were also aware that Varner has been barred from this address in 2023 due to past misconduct. As Police arrived, it was discovered that Varner was staying in a camper on the premises.

As Newville PD approached, Varner exited the other side of the camper and fled on foot. A foot pursuit ensued and concluded with Varner being taken into custody. Additionally, it was discovered that Varner was in possession of drug paraphernalia.