JS man attacks police station, busts windows
JERSEY SHORE — A middle-aged Clinton County man allegedly smashed three windows to gain access to the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department station Saturday night, all in the name of proving a point about alleged police corruption.
Aaron Hall, 40, of 1559 Sulphur Run Road just east of Avis, was subsequently stunned with an Electronic Control Device (ECD) and transported to Geisinger’s Jersey Shore Hospital for a head injury he suffered when he fell to the ground.
Chad Aldenderfer, a TVRPD officer, reported officer Tony Segura deployed the ECD when Hall allegedly became “verbally aggressive” and “began to take an aggressive stance” with officers, all the while refusing to follow officers’ orders.
TVRPD police allegedly heard Hall banging loudly on the front door of the police station at around 3:50 p.m., so they sent officers around the back to make contact with the man, according to Aldenderfer.
As officers moved to meet Hall, the man allegedly smashed out a window to the patrol room. TVRPD officers allegedly took cover with their weapons drawn as Hall allegedly smashed out two more windows to the records room and supervisors room.
When Hall allegedly failed to comply with officers’ commands, Segura used his ECD to subdue Hall. Hall allegedly struck his head as he fell backwards, and was transported to Geisinger Jersey Shore for treatment. Hall was making statements to PFC Segura that he came to the police station to prove a point. Hall made statements that there is a lot of corruption but would not say anything further about it,” an affidavit filed by Aldenderfer said.
“Hall did say to PFC Segura that he has had bad blood with police in the past. Hall also made statements that he is black ops and we do not know what he is capable of and what he knows,” Aldenderfer said.
When police reviewed the police station’s camera system, they allegedly saw Hall idle at the intersection of Smith Street and South Pennsylvania Avenue. Hall later allegedly drove by the police station and parked in the parking lot before leaving the vehicle and beginning to smash the windows, Aldenderfer said.
District Judge Aaron Biichle arraigned Hall on charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, institutional vandalism, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Biichle set bail to $65,000, and Hall, unable to post, will remain confined in the Lycoming County Prison until his preliminary hearing before District Judge Jerry Lepley on Jan. 20.