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Trio arrested in Monroeville home invasion

| Saturday, May 15, 2010

Three Monroeville residents -- including a 15-year-old boy -- were charged with robbery, burglary and related crimes for a home invasion that occurred early Friday, police Chief K. Douglas Cole said.

Michael L. Galanis, 21, Anthony M. Aschmeller, 23, and the teen were arrested by Monroeville officer Ron Waros who stopped their vehicle along Route 48 at Northern Pike, Cole said. A loaded handgun, black face mask, hooded jacket, knit cap and gloves were found in the car, the chief said.

Police were called at 12:52 a.m. Friday for a home invasion in progress at a woman's home on College Park Drive. Officers arrived three minutes later and found signs that someone forced their way into the home. Waros was responding to the call when he spotted the trio in a car matching the description given of the one seen fleeing the woman's home, Cole said.

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