the north face hyvent Arrest made in Archbald burglaries
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An Olyphant man stole cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets during break ins at a pair of Archbald businesses earlier this month, Archbald police said.
Kevin Gary Pinter, 27, of 21 Kimberly Circle, surrendered Thursday at the Lackawanna County Courthouse, where he was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Laura Turlip on burglary and other charges.
Borough police charged Mr. Pinter with breaking into Quinn’s Cafe, 12 Kennedy Drive, and Archbald Express Mart, 377 N. on Dec. 10. The burglaries happened just minutes apart.
In each case, store surveillance video reviewed by police showed a man wearing a black North Face jacket, black pants, black and white Asics sneakers and a black winter hat use a hammer with a yellow grip to shatter the glass in the front door before entering the business and jumping over the counter, Patrolman Ed Perechinky wrote in the arrest affidavit.
Investigators received a break last Friday when state police troopers responding to a crash on Interstate 80 discovered Mr. Pinter in the vehicle with a black North Face jacket and a hammer, the affidavit said. When questioned, he admitted being involved in several unspecified burglaries information state police forwarded to Archbald Police Chief Tim Trently.
Officers located Mr. Pinter at his girlfriend’s Kimberly Circle home Wednesday, and he gave a detailed statement about both break ins in the borough later at police headquarters, the affidavit said.
Police said Mr. Pinter stole $150 in cash, nine $30 lottery tickets and four cartons of Newport cigarettes from Quinn’s and $2,763 in cash and one carton of Newports from Archbald Express.
Judge Turlip arraigned Mr. Pinter on two counts each of burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. She ordered him held in the county jail on $100,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing Jan. 3.