Westmoreland County inmate tells police he broke into 3 businesses in Penn Township
A Westmoreland County Prison inmate awaiting trial for a Salem burglary charged Thursday with burglarizing three Penn Township businesses.
Anthony D. Stecko, 27, of Claridge, a village in Penn Township, was charged by township police Detective Brad Buchsbaum with multiple counts of burglary, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property and theft.
According to court documents filed before Harrison City District Judge Helen Kistler, Stecko is charged with a May 19 burglary at Fox's Pizza in Harrison City, a May 22 burglary of the Oakford Park Fruit Market on College Avenue and a June 6 burglary at the Bronzing Point, a tanning salon on Route 130.
Stecko removed money from cash registers at the businesses and took one cash register, valued at $100, from Fox's Pizza, Buchsbaum reported.
The break-ins occurred between 3 and 9 a.m., the detective said.
Stecko admitted committing the break-ins in an interview at the prison, Buchsbaum reported. He was jailed in September following his arrest by state police in Kiski for a June burglary in Salem.