Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Woman Facing Charges for Threatening Group of People with Gun in Rush Township for Setting Off Fireworks

The Rush Township Police have a charged a woman after she pointed a gun at a group of people over the weekend for setting off fireworks.

According to Police Chief Kenneth Zipovsky, on Saturday, June 27th, 2020, around 10:20pm, the Rush Township Police Department received a report of a person threatening individuals in the unit block of Hometown Avenue. 

The complainant stated that she was setting off fireworks with family members and friends in that area when Regan Miller, 72, of Tamaqua, came walking up to them and confronted them about the fireworks. 

Police say Miller had what appeared to be a long arm such as a shotgun or rifle. One victim stated that Miller originally held the gun with the barrel pointed at the ground, but she then raised the barrel and pointed it directly at the victims, and demanded that the group go back into the house.

The Rush Township Police investigated the incident and have filed misdemeanor charges against Miller through Magisterial District Judge Bayer's office that include four counts of Terroristic Threats and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 4th, 2020 before MDJ Bayer.

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