Man accused of business break-ins enters plea
A Sayre man charged in connection with several business break-ins last fall in Sayre and Athens Township recently entered a guilty plea in county court.
Kyle A. Rudloff, 21, pled guilty Jan. 14 to six felony counts of burglary for several break-ins that occurred between Sept. 21 and Oct. 2, according to information filed in county court. Rudloff is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11 before Judge Jeffrey Smith.
Police had charged Rudloff with a total of six counts each of receiving stolen property, criminal trespassing and burglary; two counts of loitering and prowling at night time; and one count each of attempted burglary, attempted theft by unlawful taking, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief, according to criminal affidavits filed by Sayre Borough and Athens Township police.
Borough police arrested Rudloff Oct. 3 following an attempted break-in at the Keystone Sunoco on North Keystone Avenue, police said. Soon after, police charged Rudloff in the burglaries of several other Valley businesses, including Original Italian Pizza, Nocchi's Hoagie Stand, Hughes Notary Service and Kinchey Law Office in Sayre and Foster Law Office in Athens Township, police said.
According to police, Rudloff removed cash from several of the businesses. Rudloff also took two laptop computers from Foster Law Office, located following his Oct. 3 arrest, and a cash register valued at $700 from Nocchi's, which fishermen later found in the Chemung River near Tozer's Landing in Athens Township, police said.
Borough police also filed charges against Rudloff for cashing a paycheck valued at $351.79 that did not belong to him, police said.
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