Man confesses to burglarizing shop

A Roaring Spring man faces charges after state police say he confessed to burglarizing a Woodbury Pike pizza shop.

Dwight J. Imler, 24, of 340 Locust St., was arrested Sunday by state police on felony and misdemeanor charges that include burglary and theft.

According to charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger, Imler pried open the back door to Dragon’s Den Pizza, 7390 Woodbury Pike, in Roaring Spring, early July 30.

Police said surveillance footage showed the burglar — a white male wearing glasses, a mask and hat — who broke in through the back door, walked through the garage and into the office where he ripped down a camera.

Police indicated that while in the office, Imler took another camera and carried it with him as he walked to the front of the restaurant, where he stole the cash register and money from the tip jar.

Police said Imler called state police about the burglary later that same day. Imler was questioned Sunday at the state police station in Hollidaysburg and allegedly confessed to burglarizing the business.

According to the charges, Imler got about $40 from the register and tip jar. Two doors were also damaged in the break-in, police noted.

Imler was arraigned Sunday night by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller and released on an unsecured $35,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing in Martinsburg District Court is scheduled for Aug. 16.

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