Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Bizarre Encounter Leads to Charges Against Man in Rush Township

Man charged with recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct in Rush Township after a strange incident in Lake Hauto.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, Louis Cichon, 56, of Nesquehoning, was charged with recklessly endangering another person, harassment, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct for an incident on August 29th, 2023, around 10:15pm on Lake Drive and Deer Trail in Rush Township.

Troopers say a woman was driving to her residence when Cichon jumped in front of her vehicle.  Being a Good Samaritan, the woman got out of her vehicle and offered help to Cichon, but he began to scream and punch the hood of her vehicle.  He also ran into the front quarter panel of her vehicle before running into a nearby wooded area.

Police were unable to find Cichon after arriving at the scene.

Later that night, Troopers received a second call when someone reported a suspicious male in the same area.

Troopers arrived, found Cichon standing in the middle of Lake Drive and took him into custody.  At the time, he appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic.

Cichon was arraigned on the above charges by on-call Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker, Shenandoah, and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $5,000 straight cash bail.

He posted bail through a bondsman and was released.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 3rd, 2023, before Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer.