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Former Apollo resident charged in rash of 2010 burglaries

| Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Apollo Police said they connected a man with a history of theft to a series of daytime burglaries committed in the borough in 2010.

Adam J. Bubash, 33, of Boswell, Somerset County and formerly of Apollo, faces multiple charges, including burglary, criminal trespass and theft, jail records show. He is being held in the Armstrong County Jail on $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday

Apollo Police officer Ralph Varrato said fingerprints and DNA connected Bubash to the rash of break-ins.

Police believe Bubash committed about 10 burglaries in the area before he was jailed in October 2010 for trying to break into a home in Harrison.

In July 2010, Apollo Police reported that someone had broken into seven homes in the northern portion of the borough since the beginning of the year.

Varrato said the thief usually took jewelry and coins. In one case, the burglar stole porcelain dolls, police said.

Some of the items later showed up in Pittsburgh pawn shops.

Police say Bubash pleaded guilty in the Harrison break-in. Most recently, he pleaded guilty in January 2011 for a theft in Arnold.

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