Man who Cut Down Tree, Sending It onto His Own Apartment House, Charged

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PITTSTON TOWNSHIP -- Charges have been filed against a man in Luzerne County, accused of cutting down his neighbor's tree.

Raymond Mazzarella was charged Thursday night with trespassing and reckless endangerment.

Police said Mazzarella cut the tree near Pittston Saturday. It hit an apartment house and caused so much damage, officials had to condemn the building.

A few days later, police say Mazzarella beat one of the tenants with a bat as he moved out.

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