Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local News

Schuylkill County Man Jailed After Alleged Rampage

A Schuylkill County man will spend Christmas in jail this year after terrorizing a neighborhood earlier this month.

According to information from State Police in Schuylkill Haven, they were dispatched to Pleasant Valley Rd. in Pine Grove Twp. at about 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. There was a reported burglary in progress at that location.

Police say they took 32-year-old Bradley Keppley, of Pine Grove, inside the home of one of several victims in this incident.

Pine Grove Man Goes on Rampage, Police Say

A further investigation revealed that where Keppley was found was only the last stop on a rampage that evening.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Keppley allegedly tried breaking into one home on Pleasant Valley Rd. Then he got into a neighboring home and threatened to kill a person inside.

He moved to another home on the same road, broke into it, and threatened to kill the people inside there, too.

Keppley struggled with police trying to take him into custody but was eventually subdued.

He was arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer later that night on a slew of charges, including:

  • 4 felony counts of burglary,
  • 5 felony counts of institutional vandalism to an educational facility,
  • 3 felony counts of criminal trespass, and
  • 2 felony counts of aggravated assault.

A raft of misdemeanor charges were also thrown at Keppley.

Bayer set bail at $100,000 cash bail, which Keppley could not pay. Until he does, he’ll wait for a Jan. 20, 2022, preliminary hearing in front of District Judge David Rossi.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.



Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Justice4all

    December 25, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Too bad one of the homeowners didn’t rid the world of this scumbag with a gunshot.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Local News

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores. The Canary spoke with...

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Hamburg Area School District may be joining Tamaqua Area in defying the indoor mask mandate announced by the administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf...

Local News

Back on March 10, a call came in to the Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatch center. Crews with Minersville’s Goodwill Fire Co. and EMS needed...