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Tamaqua burglar caught in the act

Published November 11. 2018 08:34PM

A Tamaqua man was caught in the act of burglarizing a home in the 300 block of West Broad Street, Tamaqua, on Oct. 24.

The resident called Schuylkill County Communications at 4:48 a.m. to report a possible burglary in progress after she heard several loud, banging noises, which woke her from her sleep. She left the home and waited outside for officers to arrive.

When officers searched the efficiency apartment they found Nicholas John D’Angelo, 28, in the bedroom area. A wooden door leading to a foyer area shared by tenants was found to be smashed.

D’Angelo was charged with burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief. He was arraigned before duty District Judge Christina Hale, of Frackville, who set bail at $25,000 straight cash.

Unable to post bond the defendant was transported to the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville.

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