Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Shenandoah Man Arrested in Pottsville for Damaging City Police Vehicle

A Shenandoah man was taken into custody in Pottsville on Monday for vandalizing a City police vehicle.

According to Pottsville Police Chief Richard Wojiechowsky, on Monday, April 25, 2022 around 8:50am, an employee of City Hall notified officers that there was a male in the parking lot throwing bricks at a police vehicle. 

Pottsville Police responded to the alert and immediately took Horace Dishaun Lamont Gilder, 42 of Shenandoah, into custody. 

Gilder used two large concrete pavers to damage a marked police SUV causing more than $8,000.00 in damage. 

After being taken into custody, Gilder stated that he had no ill will towards police or the Pottsville Police specifically, but simply wanted to go to jail.

Gilder was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Reiley on one count of institutional vandalism, one count of criminal mischief, and one count of persistent disorderly. 

Reiley set Gilder’s bail at $20,000.00 straight cash bail and Gilder was unable to post bail and was placed into the custody of the Schuylkill County Prison pending further court action.