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20-year-old accused of thefts

By Staff | Jan 11, 2011

A Clinton Township man was arrested on charges of allegedly stealing items from nearly a dozen vehicles in Washington Township and burglarizing a home in Clinton Township, according to state police.

One of the victims reported $4,000 in cash was stolen from his pickup truck, police said.

Arrested was Andrew Robert Buck, 20, of 271 Stryker Ave., who faces multiple counts of theft and receiving stolen property and one count each of burglary, felony trespassing and conspiracy.

Trooper Matthew Sweet, who filed the charges, said in an affidavit most of the victims lived at Leisure Acres or along Lehman Road, both in Washington Township. All the thefts and the burglary occurred overnight Dec. 16.

Among the victims was Leonard Budman, of Lehman Road, who told investigators $4,000 and a red vest were stolen from his truck.

James Budman, also of Lehman Road, reported a handgun, a box of ammunition and a wallet with checks and identification cards were stolen from his vehicles, Sweet said. The loss was estimated at $570, he added.

Tara Budman, of Lehman Road, reported a $75 loss upon discovering a leather purse and wallet taken from her Jeep, Sweet said.

Fred Hill, a resident of Leisure Acres Road, told police that two GPS units and two electric coolers were stolen from his two vehicles that were parked in his driveway. Neighbor Stephanie Healey reported three of her vehicles were entered, and several items totaling $585 were stolen.

Sweet also alleges that Buck broke into the home of Robert and Judy Moore on Saegers Station Road in Clinton Township as well as the couple’s garage. Buck is accused of taking a GPS unit from the couple’s van and $20 from Mrs. Moore’s purse inside the house, Sweet said.

Already on probation for hit-run, Buck was arraigned before District C. Roger McRae and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.