Man accused of stealing wallet to pay for drugs

A good friendship should involve some give and take. But police say that one Jersey Shore resident was much more interested in the “taking” – so much so that he allegedly stole his friend’s wallet, which included cash, important documents and the victim’s morphine prescription.

Dylan E. Siddle, 21, of 1308 Walnut St., Apt. 4 in Jersey Shore, faces charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police were contacted by Gary Richards, 1220 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Richards reported that his wallet and its contents had been taken from his apartment.

According to court record, Siddle and Kyle Flook were the only people at Richards’ apartment on the day his wallet went missing.

Police spoke with Siddle at his residence on Oct. 4. Siddle allegedly admitted to being at Richards’ apartment with Flook, but could not remember specific details about that day because throughout the time, “he was taking drugs and drinking a lot,” according to the affidavit.

Flook was interviewed on Aug. 3 at Richards’ apartment. According to court records, Flook had sold a snowmobile to Richards and was at the residence concerning their deal.

Flook told police that he been standing outside on the porch when he had seen Siddle enter Richards’ apartment alone. Later, he had allegedly noticed that Siddle had “a candy tin full of pills,” according to court record.

On Sept. 15, police spoke with Richards once more. During this interview, Richards told police Siddle had come to his home on Sept. 9, apologized to him, and handed him $50, records state. According to Richards, Siddle seemed genuinely sorry, apologized for stealing, and subsequently losing, his wallet. Siddle also allegedly told Richards that he and Flook had used all of the morphine, according to the affidavit.

Siddle waived his preliminary hearing before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on Oct. 9. He has been released on $10,000 bail.