Four area men, charged with being involved in burglaries of hunting cabins and construction sites, were arraigned Monday in the Schuylkill County courthouse before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon and all pleaded not guilty to the charges and asked for jury trials.

Ryan Michael Navitsky, 35, of 251 Brown St., Tamaqua, charged with criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and two counts of defiant trespass.

Navitsky was cited by Trooper Melissa A. Kyper and charged with removing cable equipment valued at $50,000 belonging to R. E. Pierson Construction Company, 730 Mountain Road, Middleport, and causing $1,550 in damages to its building.

Navitsky is also charged by Trooper Kyper with burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass by breaking into a building, theft by unlawful taking movable property, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief to property, and defiant trespass. Kyper charged tools and equipment were taken from a building at 339 Old Route 209 in Schuylkill Township owned by Coal Creek Ranch, Brian Rich, owner.

Navitsky was also charged by Trooper Kyper with burglary of an overnight accommodation building, criminal conspiracy, theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief with Matthew Matalavage of a cabin at 10 Penny Lane, East Brunswick Township, belonging to Timothy Connelly.

Navitsky also faces charges filed by Trooper Kyper of burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief to property at 18 Penny Lane by removing a generator, clothing, and a kayak from the cabin of Robert Robinson.

Navitsky also faces charges filed by Trooper Kyper of burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, theft, and criminal mischief to property at 11 Penny Lane, East Brunswick Township, and removing hunting equipment, crossbow, tools, and three all terrain vehicles (ATVs) from cab in of Michael Nedby and Ronald Barratta Jr.

Navitsky is also charged by Trooper Kyper with burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and criminal mischief to property at 554 Indian Run Road, East Brunswick Township, belonging to Michael Mantas.

Navitsky faces charges filed by Trooper Kyper of two counts of burglary and one count each of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, theft, and criminal mischief to property at 9 Penn Lane, East Brunswick Township, and removal of hunting clothing, tools, electronic games, cross bow from cabin of Allen and Matthew Meitzler with Matthew Matalavage.

Navitsky also is charged by Trooper Kyper with burglary, criminal conspiracy, and criminal trespass on property at 30 Penn Lane, East Brunswick Township. and removal of personal items from cabin owned by Stanley Choynacky.

Matthew Robert Martin, 33, of 5 Gamelands Road, Tamaqua (Walker Township), charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass by breaking into a building, theft by unlawful taking of personal property, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief to property. Martin was cited by Trooper Kyper of taking 55 gallons of freeze coolant and equipment from property of Michael Coal Lands with an accomplice.

Martin was also charged by Cpl. James S. Cuttitta, state trooper, with theft by deception by selling a welder stolen from Michael Coal Company.

Edward Matthew Matalavage, 36, of 167 Archery Club Road, New Ringgold, charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief with Matthew Martin of Michael Coal Lands.

Matalavage was also charged by Trooper Kyper with burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of vehicle, and defiant trespass on property of Coal Creek Ranch with Martin and Navitsky.

He also was charged by Trooper Kyper with criminal conspiracy, criminal attempt to commit burglary, theft by unlawful taking of moveable property, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief to property and two counts of defiant trespass on the Pierson Coal Company property.

Joseph James Forster II, 33, of 307 Market St., Tamaqua, theft by unlawful taking of moveable property. He was charged by Trooper Kyper with removing an extension ladder from 108 Penny Lane, East Brunswick Township, owned by Joseph Jung.