NORTH COVENTRY PA – Preliminary hearings are scheduled Monday (Nov. 19, 2018) in the courtroom of Magisterial District Justice John Hipple for 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both of whom have been charged by the North Coventry Police Department with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and related charges stemming from an incident in the 1100 block of South Hanover Street, its website said.
Arrested were Max B. Cataneo and Michaela DeRosa, who were the driver and passenger, respectively, in a white-colored Ford Expedition that a patrol officer stopped Nov. 11 (Sunday) at 2:18 a.m. after it traveled between and made stops at two separate residences.
The vehicle was spotted by police as it allegedly backed out of the driveway at one residence “and almost struck a utility pole,” according to the website. It then “quickly” traveled to another residence and pulled into its driveway, they said. The officer activated his emergency lights and attempted to make contact with Cataneo, but he fled on foot. DeRosa was arrested at the scene.
Cataneo was later also taken into custody, following a search of the area with assistance from Pottstown Police Department officers. He was found to be in possession of a handgun reportedly stolen during a burglary at 1190 S. Hanover St., which was reported to the department Nov. 10 (Saturday), the website report added.
Physical evidence located in the Ford and statements made by the alleged actors are said to link them to three burglaries that reportedly occurred Nov. 10 between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Recovered evidence also allegedly connects them to the scene of a South Coventry Township burglary being investigated by Pennsylvania State Police Troop J in Embreeville PA.
Both Cataneo and DeRosa were held on bail at Chester County Prison. North Coventry is continuing its investigation.
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