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McAdoo man sentenced on series of burglaries

Published October 04. 2011 05:01PM

Joseph Martin Zarsky, 27, of McAdoo, who last June entered guilty pleas to burglaries in McAdoo and Mahanoy City boroughs was sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller in Schuylkill County court to undergo 24 months in the state Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) followed by 24 months probation.

The following conditions were placed on Zarsky.

A minimum of seven months in a state corectional institution of which not less than four months must be spent in a institutional therapeutic community; a minimum of two months in a therapeutic based community; a minimum of six months in treatment through an outpatient treatment facility and a period of supervised reintegration into the community for the balance of his sentence. Zarsky also must pay $350 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, a fine of $500, $100 to the Substance Abuse Education fund and make restitutions totaling $10.572.40.

He was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnick, with burglary of the home at 35 W. Blaine St. and make total restitution of $4,288.05.

Zarsky was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Joseph David, McAdoo Police, with burglary of the property at 337 W. Blaine Street and must make restitution of $2,921.01 to Albert Mertz and $5,423.39 to Nationwide Insurance Company.

He was also charged by Coaldale Patrolman Charles Blesse, of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and received a concurrent probation sentence.

He was cited by Mahanoy City Patrolman Jonathan McHugh, for burglary of Mahanoy Market and must make restitution of $3,500 to Upma Rani.

Zarsky also entered guilty pleas to eight counts of criminal trespass, seven counts of theft by unlawful taking, six counts of receiving stolen properties and one count each of criminal mischief, defiant trespass and unauthorized use of a vehicle and received concurrent sentences to the burglary sentences.

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