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Lansford man facing charges

Published May 02. 2012 05:01PM

A Lansford man is facing charges following an incident in Nesquehoning.

Scott D. Bosworth, 45, of 130 W. Bertsch St., has been charged with criminal trespass, a felony two, two counts of criminal mischief-tampering with property, misdemeanor two, and institutional vandalism, misdemeanor two.

According to borough police on Tuesday, April 24, about 7:56 p.m. Officer Carl Breiner was dispatched to a complaint of a suspicious male attempting to break into a motor home at Available Storage Center, located at 701 Industrial Road.

Upon arrival Breiner made contact with Bosworth, who was bleeding from cuts he had on both hands. He was also mssing a sneaker on one foot. Bosworth told the officer he was at the site moving things of his from a storage shed to his new home. Breiner then asked why he was bleeding, and Bosworth gave conflicting answers.

Breiner examined one of the motor homes at the site and found it had been forcibly entered and he found fresh blood on the outside and inside of the door. Breiner then confronted Bosworth with the information at which time the suspect admitted breaking the window but denied going inside. When told blood was found inside the door, Bosworth then admitted entering the motor home.

Breiner also found two other motor homes had been entered with blood found at the scene of both. Breiner also found two dump trucks which had broken windows and fresh blood inside of them and on the doors. There were items scattered about the ground and the trucks and plastic tool box with blood on the ground was also found.

Bosworth was taken into custody and transported to the police station. At that point he requested a lawyer and refused to give a statement and told Breiner he just stopped to go to the bathroom and got arrested for no reason.

While in the holding cell at the station Bosworth pulled himself up to the camera mounted inside the cell and removed the lense and broke the camera, police said.

He was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford, and bail was set at $5,000 straight cash.

Police also seized Bosworth's 2007 Chevrolet Impala. Breiner was assisted in the probe by Chief Sean Smith and Officer Timothy Wuttke.

The investigation into the incident is continuing.

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