A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XX

PHOTOS: PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro (left),
Burning car after fire bombing (top middle), PA State Police patch (top right),
Williamsport Bureau of Police patch (bottom left), Myrtle Beach Police patch (bottom right).

The following is the result of a now more than 24-month long investigation
into the Williamsport Area High School Baseball Team trip
to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the spring of 2018.

This story is graphic and contains details related to multiple indecent sexual assaults.

The author and editor of this story have made the editorial decision to not publish the names of the individuals under the age of 18 at the time of the incident who have been clearly identified as committing these acts in this case since they have not been formally charged with a crime.

 

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball

IF NOTHING HAPPENED IN MYRTLE BEACH

WHY WON’T THE WASD TELL US THE STORY?

PART XX –

“The Car Bombing and Williamsport Bureau of Police contradictions”

By Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com

News@TalkWilliamsport.com

 

THE CAR BOMBING 72 HOURS AFTER PART XIX OF THIS SERIES

On August 18, 2020 just days after the publication of A Baseball Story In the Birthplace of Little League Baseball – Part XIX someone decided to fire bomb a vehicle in the driveway of the home of this author.

At just past 4 a.m. that day the family of this author made it out of the house safely.

When the call went out to respond, it was a 2-alarm call of a fully involved vehicle next to a structure.

Four different local fire companies and first responders were dispatched from Loyalsock, Montoursville, South Williamsport and Williamsport.

The swift response and actions taken by those brave men and women saved lives and further property damage to an entire neighborhood.

 

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE LAUNCH INVESTIGATION INTO CAR BOMBING

Multiple units from the Pennsylvania State Police responded to the scene to begin an investigation.

Recently, the PSP issued a finding that the incident has been determined to be ARSON.

The criminal investigation into the unspeakable terrorist act is ongoing.

 

BOB ROLLEY AND SUN-GAZETTE CONTINUE BIAS IN THE FACE OF A TERRORIST ACT

This is the statement provided to Mike Reuther of the Sun-Gazette by this author which was not published in the article.

“You have my permission to print this statement in its entirety. The day Bob Rolley admits in the Sun Gazette he is related to WAHS Head Principal Brandon Pardoe and in the same article announces his immediate resignation will be the day you receive a quote from me on this incident.”

Rolley and the Sun Gazette chose to monetize the incident by placing the article behind a paywall for online readers. So proud of their reporting, no reporter is listed for the story.

TOP NEWS

AUG 21, 2020

Loyalsock car fire under investigation

 

THE UNTHINKABLE CONTRADICTIONS OF THE WILLIAMSPORT BUREAU OF POLICE

“Never, never, never, on cross-examination ask a witness a question you don’t already know the answer to, was a tenet I absorbed with my baby-food.”

This quote comes from the 1960 novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” authored by Harper Lee who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and the book became a best-seller and was made into a movie a year later.

So when this author posed questions in Right-to-Know Law requests to the Williamsport Bureau of Police regarding the “criminal sexual misconduct”  that occurred on the 2018 Williamsport High School baseball team trip; along with the alleged cover-up reaching the highest levels of government, local law enforcement, local non-profits and business community; the answers and documented records were already crystal clear.

Yet, the Williamsport Bureau of Police (WBP) chose to answer each Right-to-Know Law request with the following:

NO RECORDS EXIST.

 

Let that sink in, NO RECORDS EXIST.

The response from the Williamsport Bureau of Police is available by clicking the link below.

noreply@cityofwilliamsport.org_20200824_134648

 

Janice Frank, Right to Know Officer and City Clerk for the City of Williamsport prepared the official signed response on behalf of Damon Hagan, Chief of Police who provided the responses to her on behalf of the Williamsport Bureau of Police.

At the time of the 2018 Myrtle Beach incident Chief David Young was the Chief of Police.

Accepting the appointment as the 38th Police Chief of the Williamsport Bureau of Police in April 2016 by then Mayor Gabe Campana. A retired Pennsylvania State Police Captain prior to his tenure with the city; Chief Young retired from the WBP in January 2019.

Having initially requested a 30-day extension for legal review on August 3, 2020, Frank submitted a request noreply@cityofwilliamsport.org_20200803_133212 for an additional 20-day extension to complete the responses.

The responses were e-mailed to this author with a physical address listed of 1318 Winter Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

That was not the address listed on the Right to Know Law requests.

After 50 plus days of delays the City of Williamsport and the Williamsport Bureau of Police failed to get the correct address to send responses to.

According to Janice Frank, both city solicitors assisted in the request for delays and the denial of certain records under the Right to Know Law.

The current city solicitors are Austin White of the McCormick Law firm and Norm Lubin of Casale & Bonner P.C.

Jill Nagy of Summers Nagy Law Office with locations in York and Reading, Pennsylvania handles matters relating to River Valley Transit.

 

According to the WBP website: “The mission of the Williamsport Bureau of Police is to ensure the safety and security of the community by providing exemplary law enforcement services.

The Williamsport Bureau of Police values the principles of honesty, integrity, honor, fairness, and respect in our interactions with those we serve. We are committed to achieving excellence in our services to our citizens through community-based, pro-active policing.”

In the first of many contradictions that will be demonstrated, when the WBP was contacted by Detective Aiesi of the Myrtle Beach Police Department (MBPD) as noted in Part XIII she said to WAHS Head Principal Brandon Pardoe, “we seem to be getting the runaround.”

 

MBPD DETECTIVE REPORTING OFFICER NARRATIVE

According to the REPORTING OFFICER NARRATIVE obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Myrtle Beach Police Department Detective Glenn Porter entered the following:

On 09/28/2018 approximately 1500hrs.

I Detective Porter was notified via a request sent from Fox Sports in Williamsport PA regarding a possible assault that took place at the Atlantica Resort in March 2018. The assault was allegedly filmed and distributed on social media.

To my knowledge, the Myrtle Beach Police Department was never made known of this event until now.

Detective Tiffany Whitmire forwarded me a link to the Fox Sports Article at http://foxsportswilliamsport.com/millionaire-baseball-mayhem-in-myrtle-beach/

I read the article and contacted the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office at 570 – (redacted by author).

I spoke with a receptionist that had no knowledge of a report coming through their office involving these circumstances mentioned in the article.

EDITOR’S NOTE: So the receptionist in the office of then District Attorney Ken Osokow claimed no knowledge of the Myrtle Beach incident?

The article also lists a (redacted by MBPD) as a lead attorney for juvenile cases at the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office.

I left a voicemail for a possible number for him at 570-(redacted by author).

Detective Kerry Aiesi called (redacted by MBPD) while I listened. (redacted by MBPD) Chief County Detective for Lycoming County should be contacted as he has knowledge of this incident and would be the person best suited to answer any questions.

Detective Whitmire sent Agent Weber an e-mail to the address provided by the principal of (redacted by author) requesting further information.

 

THE WILLIAMSPORT BUREAU OF POLICE IN THEIR OWN WORDS

The REPORTING OFFICER NARRATIVE obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Myrtle Beach Police Department authored by Detective Glenn Porter goes onto say:

On 09/28/2018

I contacted the Williamsport city police at 570-(redacted by author) and spoke with an on-duty supervisor, Sgt. Reader. he advised that he would look into this and call me back since I do not have a victim’s name.

I later received a voicemail from him saying that their department did not take a report on this (redacted by MBPD).

Listed below is an e-mail obtained from the MBPD through the Freedom of Information Act which confirms the Sergeant Reeder voicemail on September 28, 2018.

From: Tiffany Whitmire
To: Glenn W. Porter; Kerry Aiesi
Subject: FW: Voice message from (redacted by MBPD)
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 3:09:27 PM
SRO (redacted by MBPD) with (redacted by MBPD) at (redacted by MBPD)
—–Original Message—–
From: 570 (redacted by author) [mailto:(redacted by author)]
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 3:05 PM
To: Tiffany Whitmire <(redacted by author)>
Subject: Voice message from
Caller ID: (redacted by MBPD)
Message length: 60 sec. (486 kb.)

 

As part of the FOIA request made by this author; the MBPD provided the voicemail they received from  Sergeant Reeder of the WBP on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 3:05 PM.

 

 

SERGEANT REEDER VOICEMAIL TRANSCRIPTION

Hi, this is Sergeant Reeder with the Williamsport Police Department here in Pennsylvania. I’m trying to get a message to Officer Porter. 

Umm, he had contacted me about an incident down there over the summer or the spring.

Umm, it sounds like the uh (redacted by MBPD) who were involved in that, um go to (redacted by MBPD) which is a separate jurisdiction than ours. 

(EDITOR’S NOTE: On reason and belief it appears Sergeant Reeder inexplicably sent the MBPD Detectives to the South Williamsport School Resource Officer first.)

Umm, the officer you made contact with is (redacted by MBPD) he is the school resource officer for (redacted by MBPD) Police and he actually has some recent knowledge about that involved (redacted by MBPD) go to their school so.

We did not take a report, um, so I just wanted to pass that along and uh, the number for uh, (redacted by MBPD).

Thank you

 

Detective Porter of the MBPD in the REPORTING OFFICER NARRATIVE obtained through a FOIA added an entry:

I called and spoke with the School resource officer at South Williamsport High School, Officer Samar (redacted by MBPD).

Officer Samar informed me that he only became aware of this incident yesterday on 9/27/2018 from another colleague at the school (redacted by MBPD).

Officer Samar said that he had no other details but when he heard that some type of assault took place with students from the Williamsport Area High School, he placed a courtesy call to the School Resource Officer there named Jordan Stoltzfus.

When Officer Samar told Officer Stoltzfus about a possible incident, Officer Stoltzfus relayed to him that he has not heard of any such incident.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The only reason South Williamsport School Resource Officer Samar was contacted and became involved in this report is the fact that Sergeant Reeder inexplicably sent the MBPD Detectives to him.)

If SRO Stoltzfus only heard about the Myrtle Beach incident in late September 2018, how did he participate in an “investigation” in May and June of that same year?

How do WAHS Head Principal Brandon Pardoe and Lycoming County Chief Detective Weber run concurrent criminal and non-criminal investigations into the Myrtle beach incident and not involve the WASD School Resource Officer?

Could it be the idea of the fewer people know, the better?

Did attorney George Lepley ever address this in the conversations with Weber or WASD Solicitor Fred Holland leading to the letter of May 31, 2018 authored by Lepley?

 

Porter from the same entry: I attempted to call Officer Stoltzfus at the school number 570-(redacted by author) but was informed he had already left for the day.

I was transferred to his voicemail and left a message for him to call me back.

I also was provided an e-mail address of (redacted by author).

I sent him an e-mail requesting him to respond to me as well.

 

The e-mail to SRO Stoltzfus was obtained through the FOIA request of the MBPD:

Officer Stoltzfus,

My name is Detective Porter with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department. Today I was made aware via a Fox Sports Article that (redacted by MBPD) may have taken place and filmed on Social Media (redacted by MBPD).

As of know I am not aware any such (redacted by MBPD) was reported to us by anyone.

I was informed today that you recently were told about this from another SRO but your knowledge may be limited as well.

I just wanted to speak with you (redacted by MBPD).

The link to the article is below if you have not seen it. I look forward to hearing from you. You can reach are office line at 843-(redacted by author).

http://foxsportswilliamsport.com/millionaire-baseball-mayhem-in-myrtle-beach/

Thanks in advance,
Detective Glenn Porter Jr.
Investigations Division-Violent Crimes
Myrtle Beach Police Dept.
(redacted by author)

 

LYCOMING LEAD ATTORNEY FOR JUVENILE CASES JEFF YATES KEPT IN THE DARK

MBPD Detective Porter share a stunning discovery in his next entry:

While investigating this, I received a phone call back from (redacted by MBPD) that is mentioned in the article.

I was informed that he also had no knowledge of this and only heard of it after receiving an email from Todd bartley with Fox Sports requesting comment.

He responded via email to him with the mentioned response “Mr. Bartley: based on case law and the juvenile Act I cannot respond to your inquiry.”

(redacted by MBPD) informed me that he knows the Chief County Detective William Weber and spoke to him after reading the article.

According to (redacted by MBPD) Detective Weber also had no knowledge of these allegations.

Porter then delivers a staggering admission from the information gleaned to that point of his investigation: “As of this time there is no known victim to speak to.”

How is their “no known victim to speak to” when Detective Weber, Pardoe, Roger Freed and Sean McCann all sat in a meeting with JOHN DOE #1 and his family on or about May 30, 2018 as noted in the calendar provided by WAHS head Principal Brandon Pardoe?

As well as the well documented e-mail thread between Pardoe and WASD Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers amongst others near the end of May 2018?

 

FORMER WBP EMPLOYEE WEBER ADMITS TO MBPD KNOWLEDGE OF INCIDENT

***SUPPLEMENT***

10/03/2018 at 0936hrs

On 10/03/2018 at about 0900hrs. I Detective Porter upon returning to work called William Weber, the Chief Detective at Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Weber was familiar with this incident and advised me that it was reported via “Child Line”, (redacted by MBPD).

EDITOR’S NOTE: If Weber had knowledge why was the lead attorney for juvenile cases in the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office Jeff Yates kept in the dark about the Myrtle Beach case in May of 2018?

Is the job of Yates to determine which cases should be prosecuted, or at least be in the conversation about the case?

MBPD Detective Porter continued his report entry:

Child Line is an online program in PA.

These reports from Child Line are also forwarded to the State of PA.

Mr. Weber gave me a synopsis of events that took place after this was reported to him sometime in Mid-May of 2018. (redacted by MBPD)

Mr. Weber did not initially complete a report but facilitated the handling of this incident along with the school.

At the time, Mr. Weber did not see anything criminal based on Pennsylvania standards and the the matter appeared resolved, so he did not complete a report or refer this matter to MBPD.

Mr. Weber advised me on this date, that he would complete a report and copy the video footage of this incident to mail to me at (redacted by author).

(redacted by MBPD)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Why did Chief Detective Weber wait five months to complete a report or forward materials to Myrtle Beach authorities who hold jurisdiction for the “criminal sexual misconduct” aspect of the case?

Was it all part of the plan outlined in phone calls between Weber and attorney George Lepley who stayed at the Atlantica Resort in Myrtle Beach the team resort of the Williamsport Millionaires baseball team?

Is that was also led to the Lepley letter of May 31, 2018 as documented in A Baseball Story In the Birthplace of Little League Baseball – Part XIX?

 

MBPD Detective Porter concludes this portion of the report with:

At this time, I am awaiting information sent to me from Mr. Weber.

I have nothing further to report at this time.

 

According to the Williamsport Area School District Statement on the Myrtle Beach incident published on January 9, 2020, SRO Stoltzfus is a member of the WBP and was involved in the investigation.“In addition to the district’s own investigation, the matter was investigated by outside agencies, including the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office and law enforcement in Myrtle Beach.

When contacted by Myrtle Beach authorities, the high school principal immediately referred them to the district attorney’s office and the district’s school resource officers, who serve with the Williamsport Bureau of Police.

All questions regarding why charges were or were not pursued can be deferred to those agencies, as those decisions are not made by the school district.”

The Williamsport Area School District says “the district’s school resource officers, who serve with the Williamsport Bureau of Police.”

So if a Right to Know request is made of both agencies for the same records which exist; why are both agencies not providing those records and claiming they do not exist in the face of reality?

The recent denial of records by the Williamsport Bureau of Police under the Right to Know Law is being appealed to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records for legal review.

 

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART V is forthcoming

“Getting Slaughtered – The story of the most non-transparent Mayor in Williamsport history” is forthcoming.

PART XXI of A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball is forthcoming.

 

LINKS TO 20-PART SERIES

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVIII

BREAKING NEWS: PA AG Press Office confirms receipt of Criminal Sexual Misconduct referral from DA Gardner

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVII

BREAKING NEWS: PA AG Press Office confirms receipt of Criminal Sexual Misconduct referral from DA Gardner

UPDATE: Charges filed in Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited in “A Baseball Story”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

BREAKING NEWS: District Attorney Gardner refers Myrtle Beach case to PA Attorney General – PART XV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART X

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART V

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART III

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART II

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART I

Fans often ask me, what if?

Millionaire Baseball Mayhem in Myrtle Beach