Monday, February 18, 2019

Police Arrest Woman for Burglary; Looking for 2nd Suspect

Police arrested a woman in Rush Township that was said to have burglarized a home on Monday.

According to Rush Township Police, on Monday, February 18, 2019 around10:30 AM, Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on Meadow Avenue. An investigation into the suspicious person determined that there were actually two individuals who committed a burglary at that location.
One of the actors was located on foot in the area by Ptlm. Michael Weaver: the other person fled on foot and is currently wanted. All of the property that the actors stole was recovered.

Police have charged Jasmine Conner, 37 of Lehighton with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. She was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James Reiley. She was then committed to the Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $10,000.00 bail.


Police are actively looking for the second individual who was identified as Matthew Haydt, 31. He is described as a white male, 5’ 09” tall, 155 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. There are charges for Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft, and Receiving Stolen Property. He is currently in the community and is reported to have no permanent address. Anyone with information regarding Haydt’s whereabouts is urged to dial 911.

“The Rush Township Police would like to thank the vigilant members of the public and also the officers of the Tamaqua Police Department for their assistance in this incident. Although it was an unfortunate occurrence, the swift notification of the crime and the identification of the offenders are just another example of the collaboration in the constant efforts of making a safer community.”  said Chief Kenneth Zipovsky.


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