The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 20, 2013

Burglary suspects face 30 counts each

By Evamarie Socha
The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Footprints in the snow led to their arrests. Now two Valley men face 30 charges each, accused of break-ins at several Lewisburg homes the day after Christmas.

Damon Marciniak, 18, of Lewisburg, and Damon Snead, 20, of Bloomsburg, recently were arraigned on the charges by District Judge Lori Hackenberg.

The men face identical charges:

- One count each of burglary and criminal trespass and two counts of conspiracy, all felonies.

- Twelve counts of receiving stolen property, 12 counts of theft by unlawful taking and one count of loitering and prowling at night, all misdemeanors.

- One summary charge of criminal mischief.

Both are being held in the Union County Jail in lieu of bail: $50,000 for Marciniak and $40,000 for Snead.

Both men gave signed admissions to the Buffalo Valley Regional police, who followed shoe prints in recent snow — clear enough that police could see shoe treads — from one targeted house to another, eventually apprehending the men after they visited a convenience store.