Police Reports

Kyle Andrew Rockwell, 26, of Girardville, was arrested on January 11, 2014 by Corporal Jim Donnini on charges of Possession of Marijuana— Small Amount for Personal Use, and Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Cpl. Donnini was called to investigate a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Hollow Road and St. Mary’s Road in Dorrance Township at 6:17 pm. After checking the records of the front seat passenger, Kyle Andrew Rockwell, it was determined there was an active Bench Warrant for Rockwell’s arrest due to a parole violation. Rockwell was arrested. When asked if he had anything illegal, he admitted to having “weed” and a pipe. Both the marijuana and the pipe were found in Rockwell’s right shoe.

Rockwell has a preliminary hearing scheduled for February 12, 2014.


Samantha Stevens, 21, of Mountaintop, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle on January 22, 2014.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Patrolman Shaun Zane of the Rice Township Police Department was dispatched to a reportedly stolen vehicle. The car, a green 2000 Dodge Caravan Sport, is owned by Gayle Hanley. Hanley had been letting Stevens and another woman, Anna Matos, stay in her house for the past two weeks. Hanley left her house at about 4:00 pm to go to the hospital for an eye injury. She said she locked the car and hid the keys in the house before she left. While she was gone, Stevens and Matos were supposed to watch her children. Not long after Hanley left, her son, Eric Gill Jr., heard a car door slam and saw the car was gone, at approximately 6:30 pm.

After returning home from the hospital, Hanley was told by another family member that Stevens and Matos took the car to Scranton and overdosed on heroin and crashed the car. Scranton Police Officer Jancak investigated the incident in Scranton. He reported that Stevens was found lying on the ground outside on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle had gone off of the road and into a snow bank, but did not appear damaged. Stevens and Matos were taken to Scranton CMC for overdose symptoms. They were both arraigned on charges of paraphernalia possession as a result of this investigation. Stevens is awaiting a preliminary hearing.