Man jailed after report of gunshots prompts large police response near West Newton |

Man jailed after report of gunshots prompts large police response near West Newton

Renatta Signorini

A South Huntingdon Township man was jailed during the weekend after shots reportedly were fired inside his home, bringing a swarm of state troopers to the neighborhood just outside of West Newton.

Adam Brian Cuccaro, 23, is charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.

A neighbor called police to North Fourth Street at 7 a.m. Sunday after hearing screaming, gunshots and then silence followed by loud music, according to court papers. When troopers arrived, indoor and outdoor lights were seen turning on and off, but attempts to contact anyone inside were unsuccessful.

Troopers reached Cuccaro by phone and he refused to let investigators search the home, according to court papers. State police got a search warrant and the Special Emergency Response Team was deployed. Numerous troopers were there for several hours.

Later, Cuccaro was arrested as he walked to his home. Police said in court papers that they found numerous firearms and shell casings inside the garage.

Cuccaro refused to tell troopers anything about the reported gunshots, according to court papers. He did not have an attorney listed in online court papers.

He was being held at the Westmoreland County Prison on $10,000 bail. A Sept. 16 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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