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Two Suspects Arrested in Connection with Break-Ins

By Rogan Law  Jun. 19, 2013 4:43p

Two Scranton men, C.S. and J.J., were taken into custody after authorities received several tips from the public. Three homes were burglarized about a week before the arrests but police did not have any specific suspects. The burglaries all occurred during the day and included the theft of high value jewelry, electronics and other items. One of the tips came in from an individual who reported that he purchased a flat-screen television from 44-year-old J.J. The television was alleged to be from one of the robbed homes. The witness identified J.J. as the man who sold him the item and then police went in search of the suspect. Officers spotted the man and tried to speak with him but he reportedly fled on a bicycle. Reports state that J.J. then tried to run away on foot and while doing so, a bag of pills fell out of his pocket. The pills were allegedly prescription drugs which J.J. did not have a valid prescription for. Officers were able to apprehend the man and arrested him for possession of a controlled substance. J.J. apparently admitted to taking part in the burglaries of the three homes. He stated that C.S., 40 years old, was also involved. C.S. allegedly asked J.J. to act as lookout during the three burglaries. Residents in the area had reported seeing several vehicles in the area on the day of the burglaries and one of them matched the description of the truck owned by C.S. Officers located C.S. by his vehicle and took him into custody without incident. Make sure you have a strong criminal defense lawyer on your side if you have been accused of any crime!

J.J. has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen property and others. C.S. was booked on similar theft charges including criminal trespass, burglary and unlawful taking. Both men were placed in Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of bail.

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Although an alleged burglary offense may not involve any violence against others, it is taken very seriously. A conviction can mean many years behind bars as well as other penalties. Burglary is often charged as a second degree felony so it is crucial that you have an experienced defender on your side doing everything possible to get a positive outcome to your case. Contact our dedicated team at Rogan Law to find out what we may be able to do for you!

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