By Lucas Wood
HAZLETON, Pa. -- The man allegedly responsible for beating up a 62 year old man earlier this week was captured by HPD last night.
On the July 28, 2017, 10:00PM, the Hazleton Police Department successfully apprehended wanted person Burt Peltz. He was located in a wooded area to the south of the Hazleton Shopping Center. Hazleton police officers received information indicating he was frequenting the area and subsequently searched for Peltz. Peltz was taken into custody and tranported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on the fugitive warrant. He will be arraigned today by the duty Magisterial District Judge.
Statement of Chief Jerry Speziale:
"This was a sensless act of violence and swift and decisive action led to the apprehension of Peltz."