Man Accused of Stealing Medication Due in Court Today

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A 35-year-old man who allegedly stole prescription medication from a residence in Reynoldsville is due in court today.

Court documents indicate Dennis P. Morley, of DuBois, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 21.

Morley faces the following charges:

  • Theft by Unlawful Taking, Misdemeanor 3
  • Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 3

According to a criminal complaint, around 10:18 a.m. on November 13, Chief Troy Bell, of the Reynoldsville Borough Police Department, received a call reporting a theft that occurred at a location on Third Street in Reynoldsville.

The victim reported that she noticed pre-packaged medication had been taken from her residence.

According to the complaint, the victim stated that she realized something was wrong when she noticed two pills on her bed. She then checked the lockbox for the rest of her medication and discovered several pills scattered in the box from the pre-packaged pill case. The victim noted that all of the pills were in their proper places on the previous morning.

The victim also stated that Dennis P. Morley was at her residence the previous day between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. During that time, Morley stated several times that he felt unwell and “kept going to the bathroom,” the complaint states.

The complaint notes that the bathroom is located on the way to the victim’s bedroom, set up in such a way that a person must pass through the bathroom to enter the victim’s bedroom.

According to the complaint, the victim specified that Morley and his wife and child were the only other people present at her residence on the day of the theft.

Around 11:18 a.m. on November 13, Chief Bell made contact with Morley by phone and requested a meeting with him.

Around 11:31 a.m., Chief Bell received another call from the victim, who reported that Morley had called her and said, “So, you’re going to put me in jail?” She said that Morley went on to say that he “did not do anything.”

The complaint notes that Chief Bell did not tell Morley the reason he was requesting a meeting with him.

Chief Bell met with Morley around 12:01 p.m. Morley was read his Miranda Warnings prior to the meeting. When asked if he knew the reason for the interview, Morley stated that a known individual called him and told him it was about him stealing something, which Morley stated he did not do.

Chief Bell, having contacted the same known individual, was aware that the individual had not called Morley. In addition, Morley had been the one to call the individual, as well as the victim, immediately after Chief Bell had first contacted him.

According to the complaint, Chief Bell confronted Morley with the information about the calls, as well as the information about the missing pills, and Morley then allegedly admitted that he took the medication.

Based on the investigation, charges were filed on Wednesday, December 12, in Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office.

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