Accused burglar pleads not guilty

An accused serial burglar entered not guilty pleas to numerous charges – including a total of 17 felonies on Thursday.

Jamie Delbert Crick, 41, Youngsville, was arrested in January and charged on January 11, twice on January 18 and then again on January 25 all on charges related to various burglaries.

He faces a total of 29 charges – with felonies that include several counts of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property and criminal trespass.

In late December he allegedly burglarized a home on Rt. 957 in Sugar Grove Township.

According to police, victims reported missing various items throughout the residence. These items included several pieces of jewelry, a canister containing money, and two prescription bottles of pills.

Police said the victims noted that someone had forced entry into the residence through a rear-basement window, breaking the window sill and locking mechanism.

The same victims contacted police to report additional missing items. These items included several more pieces of jewelry, and 32 bicentennial quarters.

Crick was also charged for a February 2016 burglary at the Youngsville Hardware Store. While investigating the crime, Youngsville Police observed through video surveillance a masked person enter the store through a side door, which had been opened with a pry bar. The masked person carried several items out of the store before leaving in a dark-colored truck.

Youngsville Police said that Crick has admitted to the burglary at Youngsville Hardware Store, as well as several other burglaries in the area. Crick also advised an investigator that he has a serious drug habit.

Crick was also charged following a burglary on January 6 on Samuelson Road in Sugar Grove Township.

Items missing from that residence included an Xbox gaming system, various jewelry, an antique revolver, two rifles, I.D. cards, and cash.