Charges Filed In Rice Shooting
CRESTWOOD ROYALTY-Crestwood High School crowned its 2013 Homecoming Queen and King at the Homecoming Game last Saturday. Maury Cronauer and Chris Fazzini were voted Queen and King. See page 7 for more on Homecoming.

The  father  of  a  man  charged  with  attempted  homicide  for  a  shootout  at  1800

 Heslop  Road,  Rice  Township  on  Wednesday  July  3  has  been  charged  with

 three  misdemeanors  - possession  of  controlled  substances,  marijuana,  and

 drug  paraphernalia  by  Trooper  Christopher  Hill,  Pennsylvania  State  Police.

 Charges  were  also  filed  on  Sunday  September  15  against  Robert  John

 Drust,  Jr,  57,  currently  residing  at  the  Luzerne  County  Jail  in  Wilkes  Barre

 for  Misdemeanor  Simple  Assault,  Summary  Harassment  – Subject  Other  to  Physical  Contact,  and

 Summary  Disorderly  Contact  Engage  in  Fighting.

According  to  the  Affidavit  of  Probable  Cause,  Harry  Kemmerer,  1800

 Haystack  Mountain  Road,  (the  original  historic  name  for  Heslop  Road)  contacted  the  Luzerne  County  Communications  Center  (911)  about  8:

06  p.m.  to  report  a  suspicious  vehicle  on  Heslop  Rd,  Rice  Township.  Kemmerer

 told  police  he  had  noticed  the  1999  red  Honda  Civic  in  the  past  on

 this  road  and  had  made  reports  to  police.  Kemmerer  then  contacted  his  friend  and  neighbor  Larry  Papach.

Kemmerer  and  Papach  blocked  the  roadway  in  an  attempt  to  identify  and  hold

 the  vehicle  in  place  until  police  arrived.  Nicholas  and  Robert  Drust  occupied

 in  the  1999  Red  Honda  Civic,  approached  Kemmerer  and  Papach.

 Robert  Drust,  the  driver  exited  his  vehicle  and  requested  to  leave

 the  area.  He  became  agitated  when  he  learned  that  the  police  

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