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WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County prosecutors want Shaun Baker back in jail.

Plains Township police arrested Baker, 25, on Monday after he allegedly rummaged through parked vehicles along Briar Creek Road and stole prescription pills and sunglasses.

Prosecutors said Baker was arrested less than two weeks after he was released on bail from the county prison on numerous other charges related to burglarizing homes and stealing items from cars in Kingston and Pringle in September and October.

Police in Kingston recovered most of the items Baker allegedly swiped, including guns, cellphones, cameras, binoculars, prescription medications, GPS devices, laptop computers and a bicycle to name just several.

“(Baker) had only been released on bail for less than two weeks before incurring new charges of the same pattern in a new jurisdiction,” District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and Assistant District Attorney Mamie Phillips wrote in the motion to revoke Baker’s bail. “(Baker) was given the opportunity to conform his behavior while on bail and cannot follow any bail conditions that would allow him to remain in the community pending the outcome of his cases.”

A judge has not approved the motion to revoke Baker’s bail.

Court records say Baker was released from the county prison after he posted $42,500 bail on Jan. 31 on the numerous cases filed by Kingston police.

Plains Township police said two homeowners on Briar Creek Road spotted Baker rummaging through cars parked in driveways at night. He was carrying a backpack that allegedly contained prescription pills stolen from a 2012 Lexus, township police said.

Baker was arraigned Tuesday by District Judge James Tupper on charges of theft, criminal attempt, possession of a controlled substance and loitering and prowling at night. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

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