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Harassment incidents probed

Published July 12. 2012 05:00PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two incidents of harassment investigated by troopers at two separate Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said on Tuesday, July 10, about 8:43 p.m. a incident occurred at 7 Roedersville Road, in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Charles Schnoke, 75, of PineGrove, attempted to stop a 15-year-old male from Tamaqua from starting a tractor. Schnoke proceeded to grab the teen by the arm and push his forearm/hand into his neck causing abrasons.

Troopers said Russell Dissinger, 28, also of Pine Grove, arrived on scene and pushed Schnoke causing minor abrasions to his arm.

Schnoke and Dissinger were both issued citations for harassment, troopers said.

Also on Tuesday, about 6:10 p.m., Ernest Schaeffer, 36, of Schuylkill Haven, arrived at the property of Kristine Fehr, 31, of 3843 Sweet Arrow Lake Road, in Washington Township, to pick up farm equipment that he had on the property.

Schaeffer became involved in a verbal argument with Fehr over a hay wagon that he was attempting to take from the property. Schaeffer then proceeded to swing a trailer hitch from the wagon and struck Fehr in the rear left knee area causing an abrasion.

Troopers cited Schaeffer for harassment.

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