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2 men arrested in Penn Twp. burglaries

| Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Penn Township police made arrests in two recent burglaries.

The suspects are being held in the Westmoreland County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail after being arraigned on Monday before Norvelt District Judge Roger Eckels.

Kevin Waugaman, 31, of 705 Green St., Southwest Greensburg, is accused of breaking into Mary Lou's Party World at 1550 Business Route 66, early Sunday. He is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

Police said the alarm at the store sounded shortly after 4:45 a.m. Sunday. Responding officers found a broken window on the south side of the business and eventually found Waugaman inside, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said Waugaman admitted breaking into the business. A large amount of coins and two screwdrivers, which belonged to the business, were found in Waugaman's possession, police said

Michael Lapaglia, 21, of 324 Pine Hollow Road, Penn Township, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property in connection with a burglary on Monday afternoon at another Pine Hollow Road residence.

According to police, a resident of the house reported that eight to 10 pieces of copper pipe were missing from her garage. Police said a neighbor told them that she saw Lapaglia walking near the residence, carrying the pipe in his hands.

Lapaglia was taken into custody and admitted taking the pipe to a scrap yard and receiving $40.42, according to police.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for the men on July 19 before Penn Township District Judge Helen Kistler.

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