Scranton Police Investigating Halloween Assault

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief

SCRANTON – Scranton Police are investigating an assault that occurred early Saturday morning on the 400 block of Clay Avenue.

University Police released a community advisory Saturday reporting a small gathering at an off-campus residence where one attendee was removed in the very early morning of Halloween day. A rock was thrown through the front window 45 minutes later, according to the report.

Scranton Police Captain Dennis Lukasewicz said the department was then called up to Clay Avenue around 5 a.m., responding to a call that several males were trying to gain entrance into the off-campus residence.

“One [of the males] had a baseball bat,” Lukasewicz said. “One of the residents stuck his head out and the person with the baseball bat kind of poked the bat at him into his face causing minor injuries.”

The University’s Community Advisory said the suspects fled the scene on foot, heading toward Quincy Avenue.

“The suspects were described as young males of average height,” the report said. “One wore a white hooded sweatshirt and a white hat. The other was wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt.”

The Scranton Detective Bureau said the suspects identities are so far unknown.

“I don’t think they’ve made any arrests or anything,” a bureau spokesperson said. “It’s nothing the detectives are looking into.”

The Scranton Police Department does not have any information regarding the suspects, according to Lukasewicz.

“That’s still under investigation,” Lukasewicz said.

Lukasewicz identified the victim as junior Andrew Bradley, who was treated at a local hospital for a minor injury as a result of the assault.

University Police declined to comment on both the incident and the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed or has any further information on this incident is encouraged to contact Scranton Police at 570-348-4141 or University Police at 570-941-7888.