Wilkes-Barre woman accused of assaulting two adults at youth football game


TWP SUGAR BREAD. – A woman from Wilkes-Barre was arrested late Saturday night on allegations that she hit and stomped on a woman and hit a man with her vehicle she was driving on a field during a youth football game.

Rachelle Rae Zeller, 37, of Mayock Street, was arrested outside her residence where police said they found mud and scratches on her Mercedes Benz, court records show.

Zeller reportedly told police she was attending her son’s soccer game but declined to be questioned, court records show.

Township police in court records said they responded to Joe Larock football ground on Keiler’s Road to a report of a large brawl involving around 100 people during a young stars football game around 7 p.m.

Officers met many adults in the field, but no one actually took part in the fighting.

Several people told police that a woman named Rachelle, dressed in a black coat and gray pants, assaulted another woman who was punched in the face, causing her to fall to the ground where she was seated. ‘was stomped on his head, according to court records.

The same woman in a black coat and gray pants then entered a Mercedes Benz and drove across the field hitting a man before fleeing.

Wilkes-Barre police located the vehicle parked behind a residence on Mayock Street.

When the vehicle was found, police identified the driver as Rachelle Rae Zeller, court records show.

Zeller told Wilkes-Barre police she was attending her son’s soccer game that evening.

When Sugarloaf Township police arrived at Zeller’s residence, they said she was wearing a black jacket and gray pants. She also had blood stains on her pants and blood on her right hand, court records show.

Police in court records said the front of the vehicle had scuffs where the man was struck and mud on the tires and wheel arches. Football equipment was on the rear floor of the vehicle, court records show.

Police said Zeller declined to answer questions.

Zeller was arraigned Sunday by District Judge Brian Tupper in Kingston Township on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly driving, reckless endangerment and two counts each of common assault and harassment. She remained jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Center on Monday for lack of $ 25,000 bail.

The All Star Youth Football game was hosted by the Valley Chief’s Youth Football Club. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the club said its board of directors is cooperating with authorities calling the incident “disrespectful actions and strange behavior.”

The club further said that no one from their organization was involved or injured.

State Police and Butler, Conyngham and Hazleton Township Police responded to the scene.


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