A Berks County resident was cited for retail theft at a store in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the incident and also on two other thefts.
Troopers said Manuel A. Leonor-Mariano, 60, of Reading, was cited for attempting to remove $32.07 worth of groceries from Bill's Produce, located at 2012 Long Run Rd., in North Manheim Township. Troopers said he attempted to leave the store with the items in shopping cart about 3:56 p.m. on Friday, March 26.
Troopers said on Saturday, March 27, about 8:30 a.m. Samuel Boyer, 70, of 103 Whitetail Lane, Orwigsburg, West Brunswick Township, reported seeing two males to the rear of his barn, which is located a short distance from his home. The two were attempting to hitch their truck to an old steel utility trailer. Upon seeing Boyer the two fled in the truck. A check of the area revealed the two apparently took two old steel five gallon buckets containing scrap steel.
The suspects were described as one wearing a gray pullover shirt and the other in all black clothing. The truck was believed to be a Ford, dark blue or black in color.
Troopers are investigating a theft incident at Boscov's Department store in the Fairlane Village Mall in Norwegian Township. On March 25 about 2:34 p.m. a suspect was observed taking a pair of Lee jeans from the store without paying for them. No description of the suspect was given.