Sunday, December 2, 2018

State Police Release Additional Details into Game Commission Officer Assault

On Sunday, the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven released additional details into an incident that involved the assault of a Game Commission Officer.


Police say on Saturday December 1st, 2018, around 9:20am, the Pennsylvania Game Commission received a complaint of a hunting violation in a wooded area located off of Peach Mountain Road in Norwegian Township.

At or around 10:00am, a Game Commission officer arrived on scene to investigate the violation, and upon arrival observed two males on ATV's.

The officer approached the males and began to question them.  A physical altercation occurred between the officer and the two males at which point the officer discharged one round from his duty weapon.
The suspects fled the scene on their ATV's towards the Arnot's Addition area.

The officer was transported to Lehigh Valley Medical Center East via ambulance for his injuries sustained during the incident.

Suspect 1 was described as a white male, about 5'7"-5'9", average build, approximately 50-60 years old, long gray hair, long gray goatee that was secured with rubber bands.

Suspect 2 was described as a white male, aabout 5'7"-5'9", average build, approximately 50-60 years old, gray facial hair, and was wearing a white ATV helmet during the altercation.

The suspects were said not to be wearing hunting attire, but were wearing ATV attire.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspects, should contact the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven at (570) 754-4600.

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