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Berks man facing Schuylkill charges

Published August 23. 2010 05:00PM

A Berks County man is facing charges for a burglary that occurred in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the burglary occurred sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 5:50 a.m. on Aug. 13 at 1637 Summer Hill Road, in South Manheim Township.

According to troopers on Friday, Aug. 20, troopers executed search warrants at numerous locations in Berks County. Items that were taken in the Schuylkill burglary were seized during the searches.

Troopers said during one search Matthew Lawrence, 30, of Bernville, was found hiding in a closet. He was taken into custody and charged with burblary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespass, conspiracy-criminal trespass, theft, conspiracy-theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. He was arraigned before duty District Judge Anthony Kilker, of Shenandoah, and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post $25,000 straight cash bail.

Troopers said two other suspects are facing charges. They identified them as a 27-year-old male from West Lawn and a 32-year-old male from Reading. Their names were being withheld pending completion of the investigation and charges being filed.

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