A city man faces charges after confessing to stealing tools from his aunt and uncle's garage while they were on vacation.
Frank Emery Wannamaker, 32, of 419 Stevens St., has been charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and receiving stolen property after allegedly stealing three tools, totaling about $774.
On July 16, Vickie Hill, of 325 W. Village Drive, in Susquehanna Township, called police to report that items belonging to her husband had gone missing from their garage.
According to court records, Hill said they first noticed a jigsaw and nailer missing on July 7.
She noted there was no damage to the garage, but said someone could have entered through a side garage door, which usually was kept unlocked.
Later, the couple noticed that a chain saw also was missing.
On July 13, Hill called police again and explained that her nephew, Wannamaker, called her and explained he was the one who had entered the garage while the Hills were on vacation.
According to Hill, he also admitted taking three power tools - a chain saw worth about $500, a nailer worth about $160; and a jigsaw worth about $100.
Hill confirmed that Wannamaker did not have permission to enter the garage or move the tools.
When police interviewed Wannamaker on July 13, he came in with a written confession stating he had removed the tools without permission from his aunt and uncle.
Wannamaker was arraigned before District Judge James H. Sortman on Monday. He is free on $20,000 bail.