Wayne County District Attorney A. G. Howell announced on March 23 the arrest of Ronald J. Barillo, age 63, of Lake Ariel, PA.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County District Attorney A. G. Howell announced on March 23 the arrest of Ronald J. Barillo, age 63, of Lake Ariel, PA. Barillo was charged with six counts of Ethnic Intimidation, each graded as a felony 3rd degree, twelve counts of Stalking, each graded as a misdemeanor 1st degree and six counts of Harassment, each graded as a Summary.
The incident was reported to the Wayne County Detectives’ Office on March 1, 2023. According to the Criminal Complaint Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by the Wayne County Detectives, between September 17, 2020 and August 28, 2022, Barillo repeatedly used racial slurs and epithets and made monkey noises at the victim. He also erected a large cutout of a Sasquatch and a smaller cutout of an orangutan that faced the victim’s residence.
Barillo was arrested and brought before Magisterial District Judge Carney for a preliminary arraignment. Bail was set at $100,000.00 – unsecured and he was released. His Central Court date was scheduled for April 5, at 9 a.m. at the Wayne County Courthouse.
*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.
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