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.
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.