Tionesta Man Facing Charges for Breaking into Business, Giving False Information to Police
TIONESTA BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A Tionesta man is facing felony burglary and related charges following an incident where he allegedly broke into a business and then gave police false information about the theft.
Court documents indicate the Marienville-based State Police filed the following criminal charges against 18-year-old Zachary Matthew Mangum:
– Burglary – Not Adapted for Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2
– Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1
– Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, Misdemeanor 2
– False Report – Falsely Incriminate Another, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
The charges stem from an investigation into a break-in that occurred at a Forest County business earlier this month.
According to a criminal complaint, around 7:07 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, Trooper Collett, of the Marienville-based State Police, was dispatched to a business on Faulkner Drive in Tionesta Borough for a report of a burglary.
According to the complaint, the victim reported that sometime between 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, and 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, an individual or individuals entered the business through a window and stole multiple items, including the register drawer. The victim noted the register drawer was found in a dumpster nearby.
Trooper Collett was later informed by Forest County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Carbaugh and a Forest County Juvenile Probation Officer that an individual named Zachary Mangum may have been involved in the incident.
Around 12:23 p.m., Trooper Collett interviewed Mangum at his residence.
According to the complaint, Mangum said he was at the scene of the burglary but didn’t go inside the business. He related that a known male and a known juvenile female broke into the business while he stayed outside. He then left the scene.
Around 11:37 a.m. on Monday, August 12, Trooper Collett interviewed Mangum’s father at his residence. Mangum’s father stated that after Trooper Collett left the residence on August 7 Mangum then admitted that he broke into the business, the complaint states.
Mangum was arraigned at 9:00 p.m. on August 13 in Magisterial District Judge Laura S. Bauer’s office.
Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Warren County Jail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on August 20 in front of Magisterial District Judge Daniel L. Miller.
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