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Nesquehoning man jailed

Published March 31. 2012 09:01AM

A Nesquehoning man was jailed on Thursday, March 29, after being arrested for entering vehicles in the borough and removing items. It is not the first time he has been charged with such crimes.

Borough police served a search warrant on Michael John McFadden, 23, at his residence at 318 E. Catawissa St. Found in the home were narcotics and property stolen in the vehicel break-ins.

McFadden was taken into custody and charged with theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, theft by unlawful taking, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said the investigation began earlier on Thursday when police were called to 321 E. Catawissa St. for a theft from vehicle report. Witnesses identified the suspect as McFadden, according to the affidavit of probable cause. After that report, others were received by police of vehicles being entered and items taken.

Based on the information received and an investigation a search warrant was obtained and executed at 5:34 p.m. at McFadden's residence. Found was various items believed stolen in the early morning car entries. Also found was smoking pipes with burnt residue and a pill bottle containing seven white rectangular pills suspected controlled substances.

McFadden was arraigned before on-call District Judge William Kissner, of Palmerton, and committed to the county prison after failing to post $20,000 straight cash bail.

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