In a recent development, the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop H, Carlisle Station, have apprehended Richard Ridley, a registered sex offender, for allegedly violating Megan’s Law. Ridley, classified as a sexually violent predator, was found to be operating a carnival game business under the name R.S. Entertainment.
The investigation, initiated in June of 2023, uncovered Ridley’s undisclosed employment as a carnival game operator at various local venues in Newville, South Newton Township, Mount Holly Springs, and Red Lion. Despite his legal obligation, Ridley failed to report his employment to the Pennsylvania State Police, as required by Megan’s Law.
On February 7, 2024, Pennsylvania State Police executed an arrest warrant for Ridley’s violation of Megan’s Law. Subsequently, Ridley was taken into custody and is currently detained at Cumberland County Prison, with bail set at $10,000.
Authorities urge anyone with additional information regarding Ridley’s business activities or other incidents involving him to contact Trooper Jacob Fackler of the Pennsylvania State Police at 717-249-2121.