Punxsy Man Faces Charges Following Burglary in His Apartment Complex

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – A Punxsutawney man allegedly burglarized a residence in his apartment complex.

According to a criminal complaint, around 4:29 p.m on Wednesday, March 22, Officers Miller and Zeitler, of the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department, responded to 111 North Jefferson Street, Apartment E, for a report of a burglary. The victim reported that he returned to his residence after work and noticed that a variety of items were stolen from his closet, including a cordless drill and case, a Penguin’s license plate, screw drivers, a blue and tan tackle box, and a hammer.

During the investigation, a known woman reported that she was visiting with 29-year-old Kevin William Diluzio, of Punxsutawney, who lives in Apartment A of the complex. She explained that Diluzio told her about some things he had for sale and that he attempted to sell her a tackle box. She stated that Diluzio told her that he took the items from the victim’s apartment, according to the complaint.

The complaint states that around 8:25 p.m., the victim came to the police station and advised that “Diluzio contacted him and returned most of his property around 7:15 p.m., but he did not return his cordless drill. Diluzio also offered the victim an apology for stealing his stuff,” the complaint states.

The total value of all of the items stolen is approximately $400.00.

Diluzio was arraigned at 3:35 p.m. on March 23 in front of Magisterial District Judge Douglas Robert Chambers on the following charges:

– Burglary – Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 1
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1
– Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 1

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 6.

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