Coaldale police arrest PFA violator
Coaldale police have arrested a Tamaqua area man for violating a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order after he tried to enter his estranged wife's house.
Ronald Willard Goepfert, 28, of 36 Zehner Crossing Dr., was charged, arraigned and jailed under $10,000 percentage bail.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Chief Timothy Delaney, here's what happened:
Delaney was dispatched at about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday to 38 W. Water St. for a PFA violation in which the subject was trying to enter the house.
Upon Delaney's arrival the victim, Vanessa Goepfert, said that Goepfert was in a rage and trying to gain access to the house. She told Delaney he was walking around the house, looking in all of the windows and attempting to get through the doors, which were all locked.
Vanessa Goepfert and the three children who were in the house told Delaney Goepfert tried to get in the house by pushing in a side window in the living room.
Delaney had seen that the lower part of the window had been pushed out of the frame to the inside of the house. Vanessa Goepfert said her estranged husband was yelling and very angry that he could not get into the house and told her that "she better call the cops."
He left when she did just that.
Delaney patrolled the area and found Goepfert on W. Water Street, walking toward Tamaqua. Delaney and Officer Scott Cramer arrested him.