Canton Man’s Bail At $1.5 Million After Police Chase

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TROY, PA – A Canton man was jailed in lieu of $1.5 million bail after he fled from police and crashed his truck Saturday in Canton, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.

Wilcox said John Edward Gundaker, 44, of West Main Street, Canton, had a preliminary arraignment at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and was unable to post bail. Gundaker faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. May 7 before Wilcox.

According to court papers, Gundaker is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude officer, a felony of the third degree. In addition, he is charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree; simple assault – attempt, a misdemeanor of the second degree; and two summary counts of reckless driving. In addition, he is charged with a violation of “driving vehicle at safe speed,” a summary offense; and a disorderly conduct offense.

According to an affidavit, Canton police officer Joshua Heckman was contacted by the Bradford County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and was asked to respond to a domestic disturbance at Gundaker’s apartment. The EOC reported that the incident was called in by a man, who was on the phone at the time with the victim in the incident, Desiree Rios, no age or address given, when she was at Gundaker’s apartment and a fight broke out between Rios and Gundaker.

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Energy Conservation/Education Program Saves School District $271,012

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This story is relevant for Pottstown School District because such a program was proposed here.  It nicely illustrates what energy conservation and education can accomplish.

The Troy Area School District, Bradford County Pennsylvania, covers 275 square miles, has 1,585 students, three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.  With five buildings there are many opportunities for energy savings.  I believe their buildings are older as well.

Troy Area SD started their Energy Education Program in August of 2008.  Since implementing this program, the district has saved more than a quarter of a million dollars.  $271,012 equals twenty-two percent of the school district’s energy costs!

Doing things like turning down the temperature when buildings are unoccupied, turning off lights in rooms that are not in use and cleaning out/unplugging small staff refrigerators during breaks contributed.  These are common sense and easy things to do.  Look at the savings realized by this district!  A twenty-two percent energy savings was realized from behavior changes and education.

Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to the Troy Area School District for saving taxpayers money!