Sayre man arrested on theft, firearm charges
A Sayre man was arrested last Wednesday by borough police on charges related to an investigation into thefts from several vehicles.
Following a search of his residence, Charles Donald Bacon Jr., 29, was charged with possessing a firearm while prohibited to do so and theft by unlawful taking, according to a criminal complaint filed by borough police with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw's office. Police said more charges may be filed following the completion of additional search warrants.
Police charged Bacon with removing $1,000 in cash and ten checks from a vehicle parked in the borough and with removing a purse and credit card from another person's possession on or around Nov. 22, according to the complaint. Police said Bacon was also charged with possessing a weapon after previously being convicted of a felony.
Police said Bacon and another man are suspected of removing items from several vehicles from May to December of this year. A search of Bacon's residence turned up several items believed to be stolen from numerous vehicles in Sayre, police said.
People interviewed during the investigation told police Bacon and his accomplice removed cash, GPS navigation units, clothes and electronics from several vehicles, police said. Those interviewed said a third man would then sell the items for cash, police said.
Bacon was arraigned Wednesday and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.
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