Second Person Charged with Hazleton Arson

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HAZLETON -- A second man is charged with a 2016 arson in Hazleton.

Jeffrey Rapach, 47, was arraigned Tuesday.

Police say a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a woman's home on Locust Street causing the fire last August.

Rapach is facing felony arson charges and is locked up on $250,000 cash bail.

Another man, Gary Smith, was charged shortly after the fire.


  • Sexyfirechief

    My crew is overweight and we have Spanky but we’ll get any fire doused with a shower of hosey power!


    Hazleton scares me this place gotten pretty bad, Molotov cocktails are no joke. I will stick to a more homely frackville community. Good walking town especially penn alley. Only thing that stinks its overpriced, people wanna sell houses there for like 150K and I cant even get my Grey socks anymore because we cant support a mall no more! and there is not even a Walmart or Dollar Store!

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