Bala Cynwyd Man Charged in 16 Main Line Burglaries Next Due in Court Jan. 4
Peter A. Masciangelo II, 35, has been incarcerated since Sept. 28.
A man charged in 16 burglaries throughout Lower Merion, Radnor, Tredyffrin and Upper Merion appeared Monday afternoon in Magisterial District Court in Bala Cynwyd.
Peter A. Masciangelo II, 35, of the 100 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bala Cynwyd was already being held in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bail on charges in one burglary, county records show. Judge Karen Eisner Zucker added $49,000 for the other counts.
Masciangelo waived his preliminary hearing and is next due in court Jan. 4 in Norristown.
When Zucker asked Masciangelo his age, the defendant waited a moment before replying, "Um, I was born in '76 ... 35. Sorry, I'm flustered."
Lower Merion police arrested Masciangelo Sept. 28 after a burglary on Mallwyd Road in Merion, and the department announced Monday that Masciangelo—who was under surveillance, having been suspected in a series of burglaries dating back to the spring—has admitted committing 11 in Lower Merion, three in Radnor and one each in Tredyffrin and Upper Merion.
The departments from each municipality have cooperated in investigating the burglaries, Lower Merion police said.
The burglaries in Lower Merion occurred at the following dates and locations, Lt. Frank Higgins told Patch:
|March 23||100 block Raynham Road||Merion Station|
|200 block Righters Mill Road||Penn Valley|
|April 1||100 block Raynham Road||Merion Station|
|200 block N. Bowman Avenue||Merion Station|
|April 22||100 block Orchard Road||Haverford|
|April 29||600 block Spruce Lane||Villanova|
|July 1||500 block Mulberry Lane||Haverford|
|Aug. 1||500 block Oriole Lane||Villanova|
|Aug. 13||300 block Millbank Road||Bryn Mawr|
|Sept. 9||200 block Righters Mill Road||Penn Valley|
|Sept. 28||300 block Mallwyd Road||Merion Station|
Lower Merion police announced that jewelry from the Mallwyd Road burglary and $300,000 in savings bonds stolen in the Haverford section of Lower Merion in July have been recovered after searches of Masciangelo's vehicle and home.
The dates and locations of the other burglaries have not yet been disclosed.