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EXCLUSIVE: Biz Owner Could Sue Grove Over Wild Roof Parties

April 9, 2016

By Hilde Kate Lysiak

One Selinsgrove business owner is about to hit the roof!

Donna Spooner who owns the Mustard Seed on at 20 South Market Street in Selinsgrove claims that high school and college students have been getting on top of the roof in the wee hours of the night, scaring people, and having wild parties.

The business owner contacted the Selinsgrove police for help, but the police wouldn’t help her, according to Spooner.

“The police don’t care,” Spooner told the Orange Street News.

Spooner says she understands young people like to have fun but is worried that someone could get hurt.

“It is frustrating. If someone falls and gets hurt or what if they burn down the building then it is on me,” added Spooner.

The partiers have also been spotted on the roofs of the nearby bank and Subway Restaurant.

Because the police won’t help her an attorney is being hired to settle the problem, according to Spooner.

Vandalism is on the rise all over the community.

Vandals have been ripping up plants, egging houses, and menacing businesses.

Even drugs have been found at the local parks.

The police told the OSN on Saturday that they caught the vandal but refused to make the plant haters name public.

Residents claim that Selinsgrove Police haven’t had enough police officers to patrol the streets. Currently, there are only four police officers in a town of over 5,000 people.

The Borough recently voted to hire a new police officer to patrol Selinsgrove.

“We do have someone chosen,” Mayor Jeff Reed told the Orange Street News at last week’s borough meeting.

A starting date for the new officer was not available.


The Selinsgrove Police were not available for comment.

3 comments on “EXCLUSIVE: Biz Owner Could Sue Grove Over Wild Roof Parties

  1. Roger Rogers
    April 9, 2016

    It isnt possible to sue to town. You can tho go after the property owner to make sure they are following code.


  2. Roger Rogers
    April 9, 2016

    It isnt the job of the cops to “care”. Their job is to write tickets. …not as a means to extort money out of folks- but as a way to enforce the laws that are set into place.


  3. Querent2000
    February 24, 2019

    What’s the Mustard Seed? I don’t know, and you didn’t tell me?


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