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Nesquehoning man faces charges after threatening woman

Published September 02. 2019 12:22PM

A Nesquehoning man faces multiple charges after he threatened to kill a woman.

Mohammad R. Shah, 50, of West Catawissa Street, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, terroristic threats, theft and harassment.

According to an affidavit filed by Nesquehoning police officer Richard Neikam, on Aug. 19, police were dispatched to an apartment complex along the 100 block of West Catawissa Street for a report of a burglary.

He was told that Shah, who lives inside one of the apartments, entered another resident’s apartment and took various food items.

Neikam spoke with the woman, whose apartment Shah stole food from, in another neighbor’s apartment.

The victim told police that she and another resident were watching a movie in his apartment when they heard a knock on the door. Shah then asked them to help him hide his truck from his wife.

The victim agreed to help hide the truck near the park in New Columbus, but on the way back, Shah asked her to go down near the stream with him to talk and she refused. At that time, Shah became irate and threatened to kill her.

The victim returned to her friend’s apartment and Shah then returned, banging on the door and calling her names.

Once Shah left, she went back to her apartment, which had been unlocked, and noticed the food, valued at $45, was missing.

Neikam then went to speak with Shah, who said he had been arguing with his wife and he didn’t want her to take the truck so he asked the victim to hide it with him.

Shah agreed with the victim’s statement about getting angry but denied stealing the food because he had purchased it for her the day before and she never did.

Shah was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek and bail was set at $5,000. He was then taken to Carbon County Correctional Facility after being unable to post bail.

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