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February 17, 2014

Man charged in 2010 burglaries

NEW CASTLE — A Volant man is facing charges involving burglaries at two Slippery Rock Township properties in 2010.

State police filed the charges against Raymond Joseph Barkey Jr., 29, of 282 Arthur Drive after two structures owned by Quality Aggregates were entered and cash and other items were taken.

The incidents occurred in late August 2010, but charges were not filed against Barkey until Friday. The criminal complaints filed by police in the office of District Judge David Rishel do not explain the reason for the time gap between the incidents and the filing of charges. However, the complaints indicate Barkey was identified as a suspect almost immediately.

In one burglary, police said, an office trailer was entered through a window and a safe containing cash and other items, valued at $1,063, was missing. In the second burglary, nuts, bolts, washers and a control valve were removed from a building.

The broken safe and other items were recovered.

Barkey is charged with two counts each of burglary, criminal trespass and theft as well as one count of criminal mischief.

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