Thursday, January 26, 2023

Minersville Man Faces Charges for Calling in False Reports

Minersville Man Faces Charges for
Calling in False Reports

A Minersville man is facing charges after calling in numerous false reports.

According to Minersville Police, Richard Wright, 39, of Minersville faces 9 counts of "False Alarms to agencies of public safety".

According to two separate filings, one by Officer Jeffrey Bowers, and the other by Officer Timothy Walsh, Wright made 9 phone calls to Schuylkill County Communications reporting in fights, noise complaints, juvenile complaints, shots fired, suspicious vehicles, parking complaints at the Minersville Recreation Complex.

The calls occurred on:

  • November 21st, 2022, at 11:56pm - Noise complaint
  • November 28th, 2022, at 1:26pm - Juvenile complaint
  • December 1st, 2022, at 5:38am - Shots Fired
  • December 7th, 2022, at 10:49pm - Suspicious Vehicle
  • December 11th, 2022, at 11:17pm - Parking Complaint
  • December 12th, 2022, at 3:56pm - juvenile complaint
  • December 12th, 2022, at 10:11pm - Noise Complaint
  • December 12th, 2022, at 10:48pm - Noise Complaint
  • January 19th, 2023, at 6:22am - Fight at the Minersville Recreation Complex
Police say each time that Wright would call, he would use names like Luther Spock, John Sposki, Michael Matukawiecz, Lester Lozier, Mr. Spotts, John Spotts, Patrick Kurkowksi, and Michael Popes.

Officers would respond to each of the calls, all would be unfounded.  Police were able to determine it was Wright each time due having issues with him in the past and his very distinct voice and his difficulty in pronouncing common names and words.

He also lives across the street of the Recreation Complex.

Wright will answer to the charges on February 14th, 2023, before Magisterial District Judge David Plachko.