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Footprints in snow lead to man’s re-arrest

By Staff | Jan 28, 2015

PENNSDALE – Already locked up on burglary-related charges, Larry Dane Aunkst Jr., who turned 20 on Sunday, was arraigned from the Lycoming County Prison on Tuesday afternoon on Muncy Township charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

Aunkst, of 91 O’Dell Road, is alleged to have stolen $320 from Amber McMillin’s home between Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 while he was allowed to stay at the property at 1098 Pond Road because he had no other place to stay, police said.

Most of the cash was money McMillin’s son was saving for a trip, police were told.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Aunkst was recommitted in lieu of an additional $50,000 bail.

Aunkst has been incarcerated since last week when he was taken into custody on state charges of allegedly breaking into one neighbor’s mobile home and attempting to break into another.

Police allege he broke into Chris Fraley’s Fairfield Township home, rummaging through the property on Jan. 12. Police also allege he attempted to get into another O’Dell Road property, the home of Angela Steinbacher.

Footprints at the properties led to Aunkst’s home, police said. Following his arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of burglary, attempted burglary, felony trespassing, attempted trespassing and criminal mischief, Aunkst, already on state parole for drug offenses, was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.Footprints in snow lead to man’s re-arrest