EXETER — A man was arraigned Monday on charges he burglarized an apartment and stole a bowl filled with coins.
Raymond Stephen Giacobbe, 43, of Susquehanna Avenue, Exeter, was arraigned by District Judge Ronald Swank in Wright Township on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail.
Police allege Giacobbe forced his way into an apartment on Wyoming Avenue and stole a bowl filled with coins at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Giacobbe told police he was at the apartment earlier when he was invited inside for a drink and saw the coins in the bowl, according to the criminal complaint.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 12 before District Judge Joseph Carmody in West Pittston.
PLAINS TWP. — A man tied TV cable around his waist and then swooped like a bird and perched on a second-floor railing in an attempt to enter an apartment late Sunday night.
Greg C. Thompson, 56, of 39 Jones St., was arraigned Monday by District Judge Ronald Swank in Wright Township on charges of criminal solicitation to commit trespass and solicitation to loiter and prowl at night. He was released on $3,000 unsecured bail.
According to the criminal complaint:
Brenda Ragugini told police she heard a “thump” on her bedroom balcony and saw Thompson “dangling” at about 11:50 p.m. Ragugini said Thompson “swooped down like a bird and was perched on the railing.”
Ragugini said she told him to leave the same way he got onto the balcony. Thompson climbed from the second-floor balcony to the third floor, the complaint says.
Thompson told police his friend Jean Marie Dipierdominco was thrown out of Ragugini’s apartment earlier in the day. He said Dipierdominco wanted him to get her purse and to check on her cat.
Thompson went to another third-floor apartment and had the tenant remove a window air conditioner. Thompson told police he tied TV cable around his waist and climbed down to Ragugini’s balcony in an attempt to get Dipierdominco’s purse, the complaint says.
Dipierdominco was charged with criminal solicitation to commit trespass. She was released on $3,000 unsecured bail.
Preliminary hearings are scheduled on June 11 before District Judge Diana Malast in Plains Township.
PLAINS TWP. — Township police reported the following:
• Thomas Svab of Plains Township reported Friday someone smashed the driver’s side window on his vehicle while it was parked on Brian Creek Road.
• Donald Prescavage of Cleveland Street reported Friday someone entered his 2012 Honda and stole a Tom Tom GPS unit and an Apple iPod.
• Northern Commercial Refrigeration of First Street reported Friday money was stolen by someone who entered the building. Police said Smith Blacktopping, located at the same address, reported construction vehicles and trailers were entered and loose coins were stolen.
HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following on Monday:
• Ralph Demchak of Center Street reported a red 2004 Honda Foreman ATV with large mudder tires, rifle racks and a rear nerf bar was stolen from his residence.
• Edward Gilroy of Shawnee Street reported someone damaged an in-ground pool liner, a pool fountain and threw numerous lawn furniture into the pool.
• A representative from PPL Electric Utilities reported copper was stolen from a substation along state Route 309. Industrial locks were cut to access the building.
• Shirley Fritz of South Main Street reported someone smashed the windshield on her 2001 Ford Windstar while it was parked on Center Street.
BUTLER TWP. — State police at Hazleton on Friday filed drunken-driving charges against Christopher Jadosh, 37, of Mahanoy City.
State police allege Jadosh was stopped for an expired registration sticker on his vehicle on Interstate 81 near the junction of Interstate 80 on May 4. During the traffic stop, a trooper said, Jadosh displayed signs of intoxication. He was transported to Hazleton General Hospital for a blood test.
Two counts of driving under the influence and several traffic violations were filed with District Judge Daniel O’Donnell in Sugarloaf.
WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:
— A police officer shot and killed a pit bull Sunday after an attack that injured another dog in the area of Bowman and Kidder streets around 10:30 a.m. The pit bull was running aimlessly and small children were in the area. The officer shot the dog to eliminate the threat of danger.
— Copper grounds were stolen from a PPL substation on Scott Street . A fence was discovered cut around 10:20 p.m. Saturday to get access to the copper.
Copper pipes were stolen from a vacant building on Grove Street. The break-in and theft was discovered shortly before noon on Sunday.
— Lawrence Coyle, 33, of Wilkes-Barre was taken into custody around 8:15 p.m. Friday after he was found allegedly intoxicated in the rear of Grove Street. He was transported to police headquarters, cited with public drunkenness and held until he was sober.
— Charges of violating a protection from abuse order were filed against Willard Bidding Jr. on Sunday night after he allegedly entered a residence on Scott Street. Police said Bidding had been evicted from the residence and returned in violation of the order, stealing a cigarette rolling machine, cash and prescription medication. He fled in a black Lincoln Town Car, police said.
— Police said Jayson Kalson was taken into custody after he allegedly entered a residence at Mayflower Crossing around 7:35 p.m. Saturday. Police said he was intoxicated and taken to police headquarters, where he was cited and held until sober.