A townsman is facing multiple charges after he allegedly broke into a house and fought with residents.
John Paul Mattiello, 39, was visibly intoxicated when he knocked on the door of a house in the 300 block of Bell Avenue, residents told police, and after being ordered going home, he became aggressive and forced his way into the house.
According to court documents, Mattiello and a female victim knew each other from their drug and alcohol classes and Mattiello fell in love with the woman. At 12:52 a.m. Saturday, Mattiello arrived at the woman’s home as she and her husband slept.
When Mattiello knocked on the door, a family friend who was downstairs on the couch came upstairs to wake the woman and her husband and the three adults went to answer the door.
After forcing his way inside, Mattiello punched the woman’s husband and friend, and police reported that both victims were bleeding.
The three managed to force Mattiello back outside, where he began to break through the glass storm door and began to drill through the panes of the main door, while the adults protected several minors who were in the house. .
Police said broken glass was all over the porch and the door and siding of the house were covered in blood.
Once in custody, Mattiello continued to yell and shout lewd obscenities toward the house, police said.
After being placed in a police vehicle, he began kicking and banging on the rear window, police said, noting that he was covered in blood from the cuts he suffered when he broke the glass door of the house.
Police carried Mattiello to the station and as three officers tried to take him inside, he used his foot to push open the outer door in an effort to arrest them. Officers had to use substantial force to overcome Mattiello’s resistance, according to court documents.
Mattiello was arraigned Saturday before Magistrate District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio on felony charges of burglary-person-present, felony bodily harm and criminal trespass, as well as misdemeanor charges of uttering terroristic threats, common assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, vagrancy and disorderly conduct and summary charges of harassment and public drunkenness.
Unable to post $100,000 bond, he was returned to the Blair County Jail.
His preliminary hearing is set for September 14 in front of DeAntonio.