Ex-employee charged with burglary of Old Lycoming Township business

Less than two weeks after being terminated from Heller’s Market and Restaurant at 1941 Lycoming Creek Road, Steven Michael Miller allegedly broke into the business overnight Tuesday by “smashing out a window with a chair,” according to Old Lycoming Township Patrolman Kenneth Brown.

Miller, 25, of 2030 Hayes Lane, reportedly told “several individuals that he needed money and that he wanted his job back,” Brown said in an affidavit.

When police interviewed Miller at his Loyalsock Township home late Wednesday morning, they noticed “a laceration on his right hand and droplets of blood on the pair of boots he was wearing,” Brown said.

Cash, cigarettes and lighters were taken in the burglary, Brown said. At Miller’s home, police recovered two lighters and a purple-colored money wrapper that they said were taken from the business.

Police said Miller moved to this area from Arizona about five months ago.

Following his arraignment before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of burglary, felony trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief, Miller was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.