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iPad message leads to arrest

Published August 02. 2014 09:00AM

Kevin Kane of Nesquehoning put a message onto his iPads. The message was merely to contact him at his phone number.

That one-sentence prompt resulted in the arrest of a man who police say burglarized his home.

The suspect, Marc Joseph DiGilio, 27, of South Second Street, Lehighton, had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford. Instead, he waived the charges to Carbon County Court.

Those charges are burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property.

DiGilio had initially been held on 10 percent of $40,000 bail, but Kosciolek changed it to unsecured bail allowing for his release from Carbon County Prison.

The defendant is charged with illegally entering the residence of Kevin Kane at 100 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, at 5:48 p.m. on March 12.

The victim discovered the burglary when he had returned home from work. Two iPads and several pieces of jewelry were stolen.

Patrolman Dane O'Brien of the Nesquehoning Police Department said Lisa Ciampaglia of Jim Thorpe had offered an iPad for sale on Facebook for $100.

It was purchased for $50. When the person who purchased it used the iPad, a message popped up instructing the user to contact Kane.

Ciampaglia told police that she purchased the iPad from Digilio.

O'Brien has charged her with receiving stolen property and tampering with physical evidence. A hearing for Ciampaglia is scheduled before Kosciolek on Aug. 6.

Police said Digilio sold one iPad to Ciampaglia and pawned the stolen jewelry at a pawn shop in Lehighton.

O'Brien wrote in the affidavit, "When Digilio was asked why he had done so, he indicated that the residence in question was the most accessible and that he had done so to support his heavy heroin addiction."

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