Philip Tyler Guzzi, 22, 10 Mystic Drive, Mountain Top, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property stemming from an incident on May 4, 2017. Charges were filed by Wright Township Police Chief Royce Engler on September 6, 2017.
According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on May 4, 2017, Chief Engler was checking the precious metals database and discovered that Philip Tyler Guzzi, 10 Mystic Dr., Mountain Top, had sold large amounts of jewelry to Mountaintop Gold and Coin on Feb. 20, 2017, Feb. 10, 2017, Feb. 14, 2017, Feb. 15, 2017 and March 2, 2017.
On February 16, 2017, Chief Engler received a report from Michael Burick, Philip Tyler Guzzi’s step-grandfather), that Guzzi had stolen payroll checks from him and forged his signature. Knowing this, Chief Engler contacted Philip Guzzi’s mother, Tracy Burick, to inquire if she was missing any jewelry. Tracy Burick stated that she did not think so but she would question her son, Philip Tyler Guzzi, about the transactions at Mountaintop Gold and Coin. A short time later, Tracy Burick telephoned Chief Engler and stated that her son did take jewelry from Diane Burick, Tracy’s mother-in-law. She was going to bring him into the office to speak to Chief Engler.
On May 4, 2017, Tracy Burick and her son, Philip Guzzi, came into the Wright Twp. Police Dept. to discuss the jewelry he sold at Mountaintop Gold and Coin. Philip Tyler Guzzi was advised of his Constitutional Warnings by Chief Engler. Guzzi waived his rights to have an attorney present at this time. He wrote the following statement:
“On a single day in the first week of February, I Philip Tyler Guzzi had taken a few items of jewelry from the home of Adam and Diane Burick. It was known that I had been inside their home on a few occasions. I did not forcibly enter their home, I took jewelry and pawned it at Mountaintop Gold and Coin Shop on several occasions. The money at the time was used to pay Jake who was/is a drug dealer, back money that I owed him. All items taken and pawned were solely taken and sold by myself. Nobody else was involved. I do take full responsibility for the items that are missing. To add, I had taken these items at once. I never took anything else on any separate occasions.
Philip Tyler Guzzi Thursday, May 4”
On September 1, 2017, Diane Burick, S. Mountain Blvd., brought a list of jewelry that was taken to the office. The value of the jewelry was $2875. None of the jewelry was recovered.
Sometime in May, 2017, Philip Tyler Guzzi approached Diane Burick, step-grandmother, and told her that he took the jewelry and apologized.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled September 13, 2017 at 10:30 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Martin R. Kane.
Amy Sinclair, 36, 22 Tanglewood Dr., Wapwallopen, has been charged with DUI and careless driving stemming from an accident May 24, 2017. Charges were filed by Trooper Christopher Stecik, PA State Police Shickshinny, on Aug. 1, 2017.
According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on May 24, 2017 at approximately 7:10 a. m., Tpr. Stecik was dispatched a crash on Blytheburn Road, Slocum Twp. Upon arrival he observed a blue Nissan Murano at final rest overturned on its roof. The front end of the vehicle had sustained major damage. The trooper made contact with the operator of the vehicle inside the ambulance, where the operator was being treated, The operator was identified by her PA license as Amy Sinclair of 22 Tanglewood Dr., Wapwallopen.
While speaking with Sinclair, Tpr. Stecik could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Sinclair’s breath. Sinclair related she had been drinking vodka. Sinclair stated she left her mother’s house and was driving home. She related that she was operating her vehicle, the Nissan that was overturned. Sinclair agreed to have a PBT test administered. Sincliar was transported to Geisinger Hospital by EMS.
On May 24 at 8:30 a. m., Sinclair agreed to give blood for blood testing. The results of the anaylsis was .183%.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled September 20, 2017 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.