Thursday, October 13, 2016
Police Discover Stolen Vehicles and Chop Shop During Investigation
On Thursday, Orwigsburg Borough Police executed a search warrant as part of an investigation into the possible presence of stolen vehicle and working chop operating within a garage located at 710 W. Market Street, Orwigsburg.
According to Police, the garage was being leased by Seth Breon, of Shoemakersville, PA.
The search warrant revealed three stolen vehicles inside the garage that were in various stages of dismantlement. Evidence of vehicle identification numbers being ground off vehicle parts and re-installed in other vehicles as well as stolen vehicle parts being sold online were present.
Breon also allegedly sold stolen vehicles and parts to third parties locally.
Three vehicles were recovered from a victim in West Brunswick Township.
Breon was a wanted person as of today’s date when he was taken into custody by Reading City Police Department and was also in possession of another stolen truck.
Breon is facing charges by multiple Berks County agencies for various thefts and related crimes and is currently incarcerated in the Berks County Prison on a state parole detainer in addition to Reading Police charges and those of other agencies.
The investigation into the operation of the chop shop and vehicle theft and sales ring remains under investigation. Orwigsburg Borough Police urges anyone with information regarding this or related crimes to call their local law enforcement agency promptly.
The Orwigsburg Borough Police Department was assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police Auto Theft Task Force, the Hamburg Borough Police, A&K Towing, Trail Towing, Bartush Signs, and the Orwigsburg Borough highway department.