New Castle News


November 27, 2012

Two men charged in burglary

NEW CASTLE — Two Lawrence County men have been charged with burglarizing an Ellwood City apartment.

Christopher Jay Magusiak, 20, of 509 Ninth St., Ellwood City, and Timothy Andrew Zurrica, 18, of 7634 Big Beaver Blvd., Wampum, have been charged by Ellwood City police with burglary, conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

They were arraigned by District Judge Scott A. McGrath and are lodged in the Lawrence County jail after failing to post $10,000 bond each.

According to police, the occupant of a Second Street apartment said items were stolen overnight Thursday to Friday. Included were two televisions, three game systems, a plastic jar containing loose change and a bottle of vodka.

Police said the victim suspected who may have been involved in the burglary. Upon investigation, police had the victim look into Zurrica’s vehicle. He could see the plastic jar behind the driver’s seat.

After talking with Zurrica, police searched Magusiak’s vehicle and found the other items, including the TVs, in the vehicle, according to court papers.

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