Two Men Accused of Burglary Spree Plead Guilty
Bruce Milton Lansberry, 28, of Coalport pleaded guilty to burglary and theft in three cases and theft in a fourth case. He was sentenced to six months to one year in jail and two years consecutive probation. He was fined $290 plus costs and must pay restitution of more than $3,000.
Kevin Matthew McGary, 25, 334 Main St., Greenville, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft by unlawful taking in two cases. He was sentenced to eight months to two years less one day in jail and three years consecutive probation. He was fined $400 plus costs and he must pay restitution of more than $275.
The burglaries occurred between Dec. 13, 2011 and Jan. 6, 2012 in Houtzdale, Coalport, Chest Township and Beccaria Township. The investigation began after police received an anonymous phone call stating that Lansberry, Daniel Dillen and Jamie McClellan had been stealing things from the Coalport area.
According to the affidavits, on Dec. 13, 2011, Dillen and Lansberry traveled to Smoke Run, where they parked at a store and walked to a nearby residence. They removed a motorcycle from the driveway and pushed it to Dillen’s truck.
Sometime between Dec. 19 and Dec. 22, 2011, Dillen, McClellan, Aaron Breeden, and Lansberry traveled to a storage shed in Beccaria Township, where Lansberry cut a padlock and they entered the unit. They removed two generators and a meter.
Sometime between Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, 2011, Dillen, McClellan, Lansberry and Breeden went to Car Quest Auto Parts store in Houtzdale. Lansberry broke a window and the three males entered the business. Breeden removed a cash register containing $300.
Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2012, Dillen, McClellan and Lansberry broke into a camp in Chest Township. Dillen and Lansberry removed a bow and accessories, binoculars, three trail cameras, camera cars and a spotlight. They also took a generator.
Sometime between Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, 2012, Dillen, McClellan and McGary entered the Rydbom’s service station in Coalport by smashing a window. McGary removed cigarettes, inspection stickers and prescription medications.
On Jan. 6, 2012, Dillen, McClellan and McGary, parked a truck near the Janesville Dam and then walked to the Royal Oak Tavern, where they entered through a back door. McGary removed a cash register and cash.
Co-defendant Dillen, 25, 1076 Glendale Valley Blvd., Fallentimber is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy and related charges in seven cases. In November, he was sent for a psychiatric evaluation.
In October, McClellan, 32, of Glasgow, an inmate of the jail, pleaded guilty in October to theft unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and burglary for her involvement in six different incidents. She was sentenced to a total of one to two years in state prison.
In September, Richard Aaron Breeden, 19, PO Box 468, Coalport, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft in three cases. Breeden was sentenced to 60 days to one year in jail and four years consecutive probation.