Donora man faces charges in burglary of Charleroi store
A Donora man faces charges after police said he used a rock and a plastic traffic cone to break glass in a storefront in Charleroi to steal jewelry.
Lang Alan Woytovich, 22, of Thompson Avenue was charged on Monday with burglary and criminal mischief in an incident in June.
Charleroi Regional Police Department filed charges with District Judge Larry Hopkins.
About 1:30 a.m. June 3, a police officer saw that the front-door glass was broken in Orange's Department Store on Fallowfield Avenue, according to a criminal complaint. A glass display case was broken, and several items from the case were on the floor, the officer said.
Blood was on the display case, according to police, and a bloody piece of jewelry with a store tag attached was found at Fifth Street and Washington Avenue.
Later, the officer reviewed store surveillance camera footage that showed a man using a rock and an orange traffic cone to break the glass, then entering the store briefly and leaving with an item, according to the criminal complaint.
The officer said he recognized the man as Lang Woytovich.
On Sunday, the officer spoke with Woytovich, who said he was too intoxicated that night to remember anything, but when he woke up in the morning, he was bleeding from a cut on his right hand.
On Monday, police filed a charge of burglary, alleging that Woytovich entered the building with the intent to commit a crime. Police also filed a charge of criminal mischief, saying that Woytovich tampered with the front-door glass.
Woytovich faces a preliminary hearing on Feb. 4 in front of Hopkins in Charleroi.
Rossilynne Skena is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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