Carbon man jailed on theft counts
A Carbon County resident was jailed over on theft of items from vehicles.
Nesquehoning police said Sean Christopher McFadden, 22, of 318 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, has been charged with criminal conspiracy-theft, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.
McFadden was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford, and committed to the county prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Officer Thomas Kurtz gave the following report on the incident.
On Sept. 21 he received a report from Donna Kravelk, of Rhume St., that her unlocked car was entered and taken was a TomTom GPS unit. Later the same day he received a complaint from Matthew Saylor, also of Rhume St., who said his vehicle was entered and taken was a CD case containing CDs. Also taken was a pair of Bushnell binoculars.
Kurtz reported he received a call from Diane McFadden, mother of the suspect, the same day who reported she gave her son permission to use her car the night before and he came home without the vehicle and told her he didn't know where it was at.
Later Kurtz located the car parked on Allen Street at Willow Lane. When checking the vehicle he observed in plain view the items previously reported stolen by Kravelk and Saylor.
Mrs. McFadden was contacted and came to the location. She was accompanied by her son, Sean.
She said the items in the car were not hers. Her son admitted he and a friend entered vehicles in Nesquehoning and Lansford.
He was taken into custody and charged.