2nd man arrested, charged in rash of scrap metal thefts

TROUT RUN – A second man has been arrested in connection with a rash burglaries at properties from which large amounts of scrap metal and other items were stolen, according to state police.

Bryan Nicholas Giacomi, 23, whose last known address was 1750 Southard Road, Gamble Township, allegedly stole more than $12,000 of scrap metal and other items from multiple properties in six townships, police said.

Lycoming Township, police said the thefts occurred between November and January at the following locations:

  • 8523 Route 44, Limestone Township;
  • 3033 Calvert Road, Gamble Township;
  • 1020 and 897 Lower Bodines Road, Lewis Township;
  • 1768 and 3269 Pleasant Stream Road, McIntyre Township;
  • 333 Buckhorn Road Road, Cogan House Township, and
  • 459 Hoagland Run Road.

Giacomi was arraigned last week before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on 31 charges, including seven counts each of burglary and felony trespassing, eight counts each of theft and receiving stolen property and one count of criminal mischief.

He waived his preliminary hearing Monday and is jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail. He was incarcerated Jan. 11 when he was caught allegedly stealing $10,000 worth of scrap metal from a property on Kellyburg Road in Cascade Township.

Walter Matthew Shaw, 25, of 1229 Lower Bodines Road, Trout Run, an alleged accomplice, was arrested earlier this year.