Moosic police arrested two men and confiscated a stolen vehicle in connection with a report of shots fired in Rocky Glen Park Sunday evening. They said investigation of the incident is continuing.
According to court documents, Moosic police responded at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday to a parking lot in the former amusement park off Rocky Glen Road, where they were met by John Fashouer, Brandon Emily and Brian Mikelski.
The three told police they were approached by a group of Hispanic males who arrived in the parking lot in several vehicles, including a silver Ford pickup truck and a black Ford Fusion sedan. The men carried baseball bats and guns and two of the men fired gunshots in their direction, they told police.
The witnesses told police they had earlier in the day confronted Hispanic males who were riding ATVs or dirt bikes that the witnesses believed had been stolen from their friends. They said they left the area after more Hispanic males arrived, according to court documents.
An officer responding to the report of shots fired, alerted by 911 operators to be on the lookout for a silver pickup carrying an ATV or motorcycle, stopped the silver pickup on Springbrook Avenue and took the driver, Victor Cardona-Crespo, and a passenger, Kevin Cardona, into custody, according to court documents.
Police said two other men fled from the truck as officers approached, one of whom they identified as Josthann Cardona. Officers also found a black Ford Fusion in the area, and several men fled the vehicle into a wooded area as they approached, police said. Police were not able to catch the men who fled. Police said a records check revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Dickson City in July.
Police charged Cardona-Crespo, 43, of Scranton, and Cardona, 21, of Scranton, with criminal conspiracy of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment of another person, criminal attempt of aggravated assault and simple assault with a weapon. They were arraigned Monday at the Lackawanna County Courthouse before District Judge Sean McGraw, Carbondale, and are being held on $150,000 each in straight bail at the Lackawanna County Prison.
Police said investigation of the incident is continuing.