Thursday, May 21, 2015

Police Stop Burglary in Progress

Schuylkill Haven Police were able to catch individuals immediately after burglarizing an apartment.

On Sunday, May 17, 2015 at approx. 6:30 pm, Schuylkill Haven Borough Police received a call for a burglary in progress at 344 Dock Street in the borough. 

While the officer was approaching the scene, he was advised of a grey colored SUV attempting to leave the area. The officer was able to stop the vehicle before it could flee, and detained the three occupants. Additionally, a male identified as Dennis Jordan Wiederhold was found inside the victim’s residence.

During the course of the investigation, police searched the grey SUV where they found a .22 caliber handgun, loaded with the hammer cocked hidden in the rear pocket of the front passenger seat.

Further investigation determined that Wiederhold was seen climbing in and out of a window to an apartment at 344 Dock Street. He was also observed carrying items and placing them in the grey SUV. When Wiederhold was taken into custody and searched, a check book in the name of the current resident was found in his possession.

Dennis Wiederhold, 24, of Minersville was charged with felony Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Firearms not to be carried without a license, misdemeanor charges of Theft and Receiving Stolen Property. He was also charged with Conspiracy to commit Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft and Receiving Stolen property.

Rudolph Ford, 26 of Reading City, Lyndsey Stevenosky, 23 of Pottsville and William Terron Jr., 32 of Reading City were all charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Conspiracy to commit all of these crimes.

All subjects were arraigned before District Judge James Reiley, Pottsville. Bail was set at $25,000 percentage for Ford, Stevenosky and Terron. Bail was set at $40,000 percentage for Wiederhold. All four were then remanded to Schuylkill County Prison.