New Details Emerge in Organized Burglary Ring That Targeted Social Clubs in Seven Counties

investigationREYNOLDSVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Additional details were released in the case against three men who have been charged in relation to an organized burglary ring that targeted Social Clubs in seven different counties in Pennsylvania.

According to court documents, Pennsylvania State Police Troop C filed criminal charges against 28-year-old Bryan Joseph Delandro, of Pittsburgh, 42-year-old Gary James Nau, of Homestead, and 39-year-old Christopher James Sullivan, of Munhall.

The investigation by PSP Troop C revealed that between September and December of 2015, Delandro, Nau, and Sullivan committed or attempted fifteen burglaries at American Legions, VFWs, Moose Clubs, Eagles, and Volunteer Fire Department Social Clubs in Armstrong, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Jefferson, Mercer, and Westmoreland Counties. The trio stole over $66,000.00 in cash from the clubs and caused over $90,000.00 in property damage.

The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services conducted extensive analysis on DNA, latent prints, and trace evidence to tie the three defendants to the burglaries. Cell phone records, cell tower records, and video surveillance were also analyzed in depth.

According to a criminal complaint, Delandro, Nau, and Sullivan “entered 14 social clubs in six counties between September 9, 2015, and December 1, 2015, with the intent of committing the crime of theft.”

The three suspects “were involved in approximately 15 burglaries and attempted burglaries in seven counties,” the complaint continues.

Additionally, the suspects “cut the phone lines for the security system which activated the audible alarm at the Elks Club in Jay Township, Elk County,” according to the complaint.

The criminal complaint indicates the case involves “racketeering activity.”

Delandro Arraigned, Jailed, Awaiting Preliminary Hearing

Delandro was arraigned at 11:45 a.m. on July 2 in front of Magisterial District Judge Douglas Robert Chambers.

He faces the following charges:

– Corrupt Organizations – Employee, Felony 1
– Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, Felony 1
– Deal In Proc Unl Act/Intent To Promote, Felony 1
– Knowledge That Property Is Proceeds of Illegal Act, Felony 1
– Proceeds of Unlawful Act – Avoid Trans. Rep. Req., Felony 1
– Conspiracy – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Crim Tres-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Deal In Proc Unl Act/Intent To Promote, Felony 1
– Conspiracy – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Crim Tres-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Deal In Proc Unl Act/Intent To Promote, Felony 1
– Criminal Attempt – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2
– Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2 (14 counts)
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Felony 3

Unable to post $500,000.00 monetary bail, Delandro was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 8 with Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana.

Nau Arraigned, Jailed, Awaiting Preliminary Hearing

Nau was arraigned at 2:30 p.m. on July 1 in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana.

He faces the following charges:

– Corrupt Organizations – Employee, Felony 1
– Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, Felony 1
– Deal In Proc Unl Act/Intent To Promote, Felony 1
– Knowledge That Property Is Proceeds of Illegal Act, Felony 1
– Proceeds of Unlawful Act – Avoid Trans. Rep. Req., Felony 1
– Conspiracy – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2 (15 counts)
– Conspiracy – Criminal Tres-Break Into Structure, Felony 2 (15 counts)
– Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Felony 2 (15 counts)
– Deal In Proc Unl Act/Intent To Promote, Felony 1 (15 counts)
– Conspiracy – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Crim Tres-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Prop, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Deal In Proc Unl Act/Intent To Promote, Felony 1
– Criminal Attempt – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2 (15 counts)
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Prop, Felony 3

Unable to post $250,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on July 8 with Judge Inzana presiding.

Sullivan Arraigned, Awaiting Preliminary Hearing

Sullivan was arraigned at 11:30 a.m. on July 7 in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana on the following charges:

– Corrupt Organizations – Employee, Felony 1
– Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, Felony 1
– Deal In Proc Unl Act/Intent To Promote, Felony 1
– Knowledge That Property Is Proceeds of Illegal Act, Felony 1
– Proceeds of Unlawful Act – Avoid Trans. Rep. Req., Felony 1
– Conspiracy – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Crimnal Tres-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Criminal Tres-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Felony 2
– Criminal Attempt – Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2
– Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2 (13 counts)
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Felony 3

A date for a preliminary hearing for Sullivan has not yet been set.


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