Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. (3) Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Into the Twilight Zone: Pursuit of the Penn Township Police report.
In Part 3, I reported that on January 1, 2015, I attempted to visit my friends at Kinkora Nursing Home. I was interfered with by Nurse Suzanne Jones, who I provided with written permission from the residents to visit them. She ignored the requests and interfered with my meetings. Nurse Jones or someone from Kinkora called the Penn Township Police to have me removed from Kinkora. The police came, and I complied with the order and left.
I received a letter dated January 16, 2015, from Glen A Parno regarding my visit to Kinkora Pythian Nursing Home on January 1
Attorney Glen A Parno
(See Part 3 for an analysis of this letter and how it violates the law.) Apparently, Attorney Parno was forced to resign his state job because he was connected to a scandal referred to “Porngate”. The following is part of a WGAL news release dated October 3, 2014:
Headline: Emails released, two resign in wake of ‘porngate’ scandal: “The state provided the emails of three other men including DEP Chief Deputy Consul Glenn Parno, former Corbett legislative liaison Chris Carusone and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. Parno resigned from his post Thursday evening. Parno, Caruson and Noonan all worked in the Attorney General’s Office between 2008 and 2012 where they received the pornographic emails on state computers.”
In the letter, Attorney Parno stated that I had repeatedly disregarded the police officers orders to leave Kinkora and disrupted the staff and residences and thereby causing great alarm. If I enter Kinkora, the police will arrest me for defiant trespass. A portion of this letter follows:
“When confronted by a Penn Township police officer, you repeatedly disregarded the police officers instructions, to leave the premises, thereby disrupting the operations of facility and causing great alarm among the residents and staff…A copy of this letter is being provided to the Penn Township Police Department. It is my understanding if you enter the Kinkora Pythian Home premises without the express written approval of the Administrator, you will be in violation of 18 P.S. Section 3503 (Defiant Trespass), a misdemeanor offense.”
A copy of Attorney Parno’s letter follows”
Report of the truth: what actually happened
Prior to attempting to meet with my friends on January 1, 2015, I met with an attorney and explained what was happening at Kinkora and how the rights of the elderly were being abused. My attorney told me to be prepared to record any conversations when the civil rights of the elderly were being violated.
While I was visiting with my friend, Nurse Jones stood at the doorway and directly interfered with our private conversation. I started recording this interference. My friend gave me written permission to record this conversation. When I left the room, Nurse Jones followed me. Because Jones had coworkers eavesdropping on the visit along with her continued harassment, I continued the recording. She followed me to my next visit, and I continued the recording. When I came out of the room, Nurse Jones was waiting along with Penn Township Police Officer Goodling, and they intercepted me. My entire conversation with Officer Goodling was recorded.
During this conversation it is very clear from the recording, I complied with all of Officer Goodling’s directives. At no time did I disregard any of the officers directives. At the end of the meeting, Officer Goodling said that I had cooperated with him, and he would note this in his report. This conversation was transcribed and this section follows:
(John Holman) I understand, I totally understand, its your job. We never came in here to make problems.
(Officer Goodling) I appreciate your cooperation.
(Officer Goodling) I will make sure it says that on my report.
Nurse Jones outrageous harassment upset the residents. You will see this in a later installment, when I post the transcript of Nurse Jones harassing my friend. Jones caused the disturbance and violated the residents rights during my visit: not me!
My Encounter with Officer Goodling
The recording of my interaction with Officer Goodling was transcribed and follows:
The individuals recorded follows:
JOH: Joy Holman
JH: John Holman
OG: Penn Township Police Officer Joshua Goodling.
(OG) There some people here..
(JH) Yeah, you want her in on this? (her is Jones)
(OG) Yeah it does. We are gonna do this as politely and adult as possible. There is people here that requested you.
(OG) That doesn’t matter if the director doesn’t want you here OK.
(JH) Are up positive about the Pennsylvania state code.
(OG) One hundred and ten percent.
(OG) I am telling you if you refuse to leave I will charge you with defiant trespass which is a misdemeanor.
(OG) I still can.
(JH) No we can leave.
(OG) Right now, but I’m not going to
(OG) In the hope that you understand that.
(OG) I do understand that there’s some people that do want you here, I’m not denying that, OK , however it is up to the director OK. Now however you go about getting permission here it needs to go through the director. All right, I’m just trying to tell that you that for your future, if I have to come back and your here without the directors permission I am going to charge you with defiant trespass.
(OG) And I’m one hundred and ten percent positive I can do that
(OG) All right but by the way your talking I can see that that’s not an issue therefore we’ll just go our separate ways today, no problem.
(OG) Um Before you go do you mind if I have an id and the only reason.
(JH) Sure, not a problem. My id. I got no problem with leaving but are you positive they don’t have the right.
(JH) I mean I’ve talked to every politician uh every organization and they say they do have the right and its written in Pennsylvania code.
(OG) They do have the right to refuse you to come in here. OK that becomes defiant trespass. Mam if you’re going to argue
(JH) No Joy, Joy, Joy, stop it. Joy stop it.
(JOH) I didn’t know that was arguing.
(JH) Joy just go outside and wait. I am going to give him the information. Yeah that’s fine.
We have other recourses.
(OG) Like I said you can get the directors permission about visiting, its nothing personal.
(JH) Yeah, understood
(OG) Like I said I came here with all intent of having just having everyone go as peacefully and respectively. OK. I don’t know the background, I don’t know why your not allowed here. I don’t care, OK.
(OG) But I do understand one hundred percent that there are people that want you here. I don’t know if there is a way you can go around.
(JH) Well we have other recourse.
(OG) I don’t know what the people here can do.
(JH) I am kind of glad you are you are here officer then you can be a witness when we go to court. That’s fine. So I am glad you are here.
(OG) Now when they asked you to leave was there anything anybody did to mistreat you in any way.
(OG) I want to make sure you guys weren’t mistreated in any way.
(JH) No, they just upset the residents really bad.
(OG) And I am sure it did.
(JH) Yeah, and its their right to have visitors so we’ll figure it out from here but I am, I am glad your because where we go from here then you can be a witness to what happened.
(OG) Yes, I didn’t really see anything so I’m not going be
(JH) No, that you actually had to have us removed, you can testify to that.
(OG) May I have your phone number please sir.
(JH) 7171 834 —- Hey I am a member of international cops for Christ. I respect you and respect your job. We’re going comply
(OG) Mam, do you have id?
(JOH) I didn’t, I’m not driving. But I’m his wife.
(OG) May I get your first name Mam?
(JOH) Joy Holman
(OG) Same address and everything.
(OG) I have to write up a.
(JH) I understand, I totally understand, its your job. We never came in here to make problems.
(OG) I appreciate your cooperation.
(OG) I will make sure it says that on my report.
(JH) I’m a preacher. They wont give us a reason, they won’t give us a reason why they wont let us in and the residents want us in and its their right. Well and that’s why I glad you are here that you can come and testify they violated their rights.
From the recording, it is evident that I did not resist the police nor did I cause a disturbance and upset the staff and residents. This was a total fabrication of what happened. The letter dated January 16, 2015, was false, but it was sent to the Penn Township Police to be put on file for my arrest! If I went back to Kinkora, I was to be arrested for defiant trespass, when I was not guilty of any of the charges reported in this letter.
I am convinced the Penn Township police incident report of my encounter with Officer Goodling will not corroborate the letter written by Parno. If it does, then Office Goodling filed a fraudulent report against me! To get to the bottom of this, I needed a copy of this report. In order to obtain a copy, I sent a “Right to Know” request to Penn Township. Penn Township denied the request. I appealed the denial, and it was turned over to Perry County District Attorney Andrew Bender to decide if I could have a copy of the report. A hearing was set and Penn Township was called to defend not giving me a copy of the report.
I began to wonder why all the effort was being made by Kinkora and Penn Township to block the rights of the residents. What could they be trying to hide?
Location of the Battle: Perry County, PA
Entering the Twilight Zone with Penn Township
While I was following the legal process to obtain a copy of Officer Goodling’s report, I met Brian Peters who became a Penn Township Supervisor. I explained to Peters the background of the letter on file with Penn Township police, and I was trying to obtain a copy.
Peters agreed to work with me and McTernan, but wanted to keep his help covert. We met with Peters several times at night in both my home and McTernan’s. Peters supplied us with information which included a conspiracy between his Penn Township Police Chief Richard Pickles and Kinkora administrator Mitch Himmelberger to keep me out of Kinkora, and violate the rights of the elderly.
Penn Township Meeting January 27, 2015
With Supervisor Peters foreknowledge, I along with John McTernan testified before the Penn Township Supervisors’ meeting regarding the elderly abuse at Kinkora Pythian home. Kinkora is within Penn Township. I asked if the supervisors had reviewed the state and federal law governing nursing home residents’ rights that had been provided them at a previous meeting.
Chairmen Brian Peters asked about the residents being declared incompetent. I stated only a court can adjudicate someone incapacitated. He asked if the rights were covered under tenant’s rights. I stated they are covered by state and federal law which all have the supervisors have copies.
I read the complete letter from Attorney Glen Parno dated January 16, 2015. I stated the letter made illegal demands for residents to have visitors. I stated using the police to violate the elderly rights is a misdemeanor. I stated that Kinkora nursing home residents are not prisoners and administrator Mitch Himmelberger is not a prison warden and the police are not prison guards. I again asked the supervisors to have the police stand down. Peters said he does not have the jurisdiction to have the police stand down.
I asked if the supervisors wanted to have their solicitor look at the law. Solicitor Allshouse responded stating he has a conflict because I had spoken to him about this matter. He stated he is not giving the Township legal advice or me legal advice.
Both Chairman Peters and Supervisor Landis stated this is an issue that needs to go before the Perry County District Attorney. Landis will speak directly to Chief Pickles and have him address this matter with the District Attorney and go by his recommendation. John McTernan requested a joint meeting with the District Attorney, Chief Pickles and John Holman because Chief Pickles may not present all the facts. No joint meeting was ever scheduled.
Penn Township meeting: Supervisor Peters facing with black shirt and Chief Pickles on left: Credit, Jim T. Ryan, photo
We continued to work with Supervisor Peters and shortly after the September 30, 2015, Penn Township meeting, he called me to setup a meeting with me and McTernan. We met with Peters at John Holman’s residence. Supervisor Peters expressed concerns about activities of his police department violating citizens civil rights. In particular, he expressed concern about Supervisor Holman (no relation to me) and Chief Pickles conspiring to charge a Duncannon, PA, EMT with a crime when the evidence pointed to his innocence. The EMT went to trial and was acquitted. He cited Holman’s animosity toward the EMS personal as the reason for the conspiracy.
Supervisor Peters, center
Supervisor Peters informed me and John McTernan that he was present during a conversation between Supervisor Holman and Chief Pickles, which took place after the adjournment of the September 30, 2015, Penn Township Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Holman questioned Chief Pickles about me and what happened at Kinkora. The essence of the conversation was this question, “Where does John Holman live and what is going on at Kinkora?” Chief Pickles replied with my home location. He also said he spoke to Mitch Himmelberger, Kinkora administrator and Himmelberger did not want me back in Kinkora because of my religious beliefs along with the nature of my preaching. This was disagreeable to Himmelberger.
On August 28, 2016, I spoke with Supervisor Peters in person and told him Perry County, District Attorney Andrew Bender wanted all the information regarding my Right To Know request for the Penn Township police report. I asked him to provide an affidavit detailing the conversation between Chief Pickles and Supervisor Holman. He said he would.
Mark Allshouse, Penn Township Solicitor
On August 31, 2016, Supervisor Peters called me and said that he had spoken to Penn Township Solicitor Mark Allshouse, who advised him not to provide the affidavit unless he was subpoenaed. Supervisor Peters said Solicitor Allshouse informed him the information he obtained from Chief Pickles was confidential and privileged because he had participated in the conversation in the Penn Township building after the meeting adjured. Even though the meeting was adjured, this conversation constituted a continuation of the adjured meeting! I advised Supervisor Peters that his statements was evidence of a crime and as a public official he had no right to conceal it.
District Attorney Bender said I could call witnesses to the hearing about my Right to Know request about the Penn Township police report. I wanted Supervisor Peters there because of his conversation with Chief Pickles about Kinkora.
Because Peters said he needed a subpoena, I thought a letter to him explaining why he was needed at the meeting would encourage him to attend. I addressed the letter to Penn Township Solicitor Mark W. Allshouse along with copies to: Andrew J. Bender, Perry County District Attorney; all the Penn Township Board of Supervisors, including Peters and Helen Klinepeter, Penn Township Right to Know officer.
Solicitor Allshouse failed to respond and Supervisor Peters failed to appear at the Right to Know hearing. He refused to provide the District Attorney with his knowledge of a crime committed by the Penn Township police. Chief Pickles and Kinkora Administrator Himmelberger were complicit in having me removed from Kinkora knowing that I had not committed a crime, but it was over my religious beliefs. The rights of the elderly to have whomever they wanted as guests were abused and both Allshouse and Peters knew it.
Without being issued a subpoena, this looks more like a crime cabal hiding evidence then the Penn Township supervisors!
The following letter was sent to Penn Township Solicitor Mark W. Allshouse, Esquire, requesting that he release Supervisor Peters to attend the meeting with the District Attorney.
Penn Township Meeting February 28, 2017
Armed with the information Supervisor Peters had supplied me, and his inexplicable failure to attend the Right to Know hearing before the Perry County District Attorney, McTernan and I attended and recorded this Penn Township meeting. We confronted Peters and his reaction was amazing along with another supervisor defending him! We left the meeting feeling as if we had entered the “Twilight Zone” because of Supervisor Peters treacherous betrayal and lying at the meeting. The meeting was recorded in the following video: Penn Township Meeting
The Cast of Characters
The following is a list of the people involved in abusing or not defending the rights of the elderly. As these posts continues, this list is going to grow much longer.
Mitch Himmelberger, Administrator, Kinkora
Susan Jones, nurse Kinkora and other staff members
Attorney Glen A. Parno, representing Kinkora
Attorney Louis Capozzi, representing Kinkora
State Representative Mark Keller
Former Penn Township Officer Goodling
Former Penn Township Chief of Police Richard Pickles