Accused burglar waives hearing in sub shop theft|
Friday, August 10, 2012
By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
A man who burglarized the South Side Sub Shop in Curwensville while wielding a handgun waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland at Wednesday's session of centralized court held at Clearfield County Jail.
Cory L. Reinard, 25, of Curwensville is charged with burglary; criminal trespass; theft by unlawful taking; receiving stolen property; retail theft; criminal mischief; possessing instrument of crime; make repair/sell/etc. offensive weapons; possession of firearm prohibited.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on July 28, state police were dispatched to the South Side Sub Shop at 4:20 a.m. on a report that a passerby had discovered the South Side Sub Shop had been vandalized.
Upon arrival, police met with the storeowner, who said someone had broken into the store and removed items from the shop including tobacco and energy drinks.
Police viewed the video surveillance of the shop, which showed a white male, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet tall, entered the shop at 2:19 a.m. brandishing what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun. He was wearing a long-sleeve shirt; pants, white shoes; and had a tattoo on the left side of his neck just below his left ear.
The male then walked over to the area where the tobacco products were located and removed several boxes of cigarettes including nine boxes of Marlboro Red 110s, five boxes of Marlboro Lights, five boxes of USA Gold's Light 100s, five boxes of USA Gold Full Flavor Red, 10 boxes of Sonoma Light 100s, five boxes of Sonoma Full Flavor 100s, five boxes of Newport Menthol; several cans of snuff including five cans of Copenhagen Fine Cut, five cans of Skoal Wintergreen Long Cut, four cans of Skoal Wintergreen fine cut; and four bottles of Five-Hour Energy drink.
As he was leaving the building the surveillance video shows the perpetrator walking out of the store with a white plastic bag and a firearm in his hand.
On July 30, police received a call from a woman who told police that while at the Clearfield County Fair Reinard told her he committed the burglary at the South Side Sub Shop and not to tell anyone.
She said Reinard asked her if she heard anything about someone robbing South Side Subs for cigarettes and snuff. She said she answered by saying she hadn't, which Reinard replied by saying, "Oh well, I am the one who did it but don't tell anyone."
The woman was also able to identify Reinard as the person in the store's surveillance video.
A male also told police that Reinard told him he had robbed South Side Sub Shop.
Reinard is incarcerated in CCJ in lieu of $25,000 bail.
In other cases, all charges against a Woodland woman accused of leaving her two children at Fun Central were bound over for court following a preliminary hearing held in absentia after the defendant failed to show up on time.
Bobbie Jo Carper, 34, of Woodland is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of children, two counts of disorderly conduct and harassment.
She showed up at the hearing room approximately one hour after its scheduled time, after the hearing was already over.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on June 24, Lawrence Township police were dispatched to Fun Central along state Route 879 for a report that a woman had left two children unattended there.
While en route, police were informed the woman had returned for the children and upon arrival, police were informed by the manager, Kelli Fenush, that the mother had left with the two children.
According to the affidavit, Carper arrived at Fun Central at 2:44 p.m. with three children, ages 3, 1 and 6 months.
She entered the jungle gym area and put socks on the children and went to Misty Modzel, an employee of Fun Central, and informed her that she was leaving the children there while she went to Walmart but would be back.
She then left the building, taking the youngest child but leaving the other two.
While Carper was gone Modzel received numerous reports from concerned parents inside the jungle gym area that the 1-year-old was climbing to the top of the jungle gym and would often become afraid or would get her leg stuck.
Modzel reported to Fenush that there were two small children left unsupervised in the jungle gym area.
Fenush went to the jungle gym and asked all the adults present if they were supervising the children in question. All the adults said they didn't know the children and were concerned for their welfare.
Fenush then called Clearfield County 911 and reported the children had been left there unsupervised. Fenush then put the 1-year-old's shoes back on and took the girls out to the main area as advised by 911.
At 3:20 p.m., Carper returned to Fun Central and became upset that the children had been removed from the jungle gym area and began to yell at Fenush and two other employees who were watching the children.
Carper then shoved an employee with her hip, grabbed the 1-year-old by her arm and dragged her off the counter. She then carried her out of the building with the 3-year-old following behind them.
According to police, Carper has another charge of endangering the welfare of a minor pending against her for a separate prior incident making this a repeated course of conduct.
Carper is out on $25,000 unsecured bail.