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Nesquehoning teen facing counts

Published November 15. 2011 05:01PM

A Nesquehoning teen is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 11:47 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in the borough.

Officer Thomas Kurtz was dispatched to 115 E. Mill St. for a reported assault. Upon arrival Kurtz spoke to borough employee Matthew Miller who said he had observed a male running from the scene of a break-in of a vehicle. Kurtz was given a description of the suspect by Miller.

Kurtz later located the suspect and identified him as Coty Dominick Frank, 19, of 65 W. Musmano Ave.

According to the report Anna Leigh Rowlands observed Frank going through her 2008 Ford Focus. She approached Frank and grabbed him and hit his head off the car and tried to stop him. Rowlands said that Frank had her $1,300 laptop computer under his sweatshirt and when she confronted him he threw it back into the car.

Frank then took and threw her iPhone, smashing it and then pushed her and ran away.

Rowlands sustained an injury to her right elbow when Frank pushed her.

Frank was taken into custody and later admitted to the incident. He was charged with two counts of criminal attempt-theft, and one count each of criminal mischief, attempted simple assalt and harassment.

He was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford, and committed to the county prison after failing to post $2,500 straight cash bail.

Kurtz noted that another borough employee, Andy Staehle, also assisted him at the scene.

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