Police: Man said he stole Suboxone

A Northern Cambria man faces felony charges, accused of burglarizing a home to steal Suboxone and loose change.

Joshua T. Weiland, 29, of 129 James St. was arraigned on charges Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Michael Zungali, online court documents show.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Northern Cambria Borough police, officers were called about 5:08 p.m. Tuesday to a home on the 3800 block of St. Stans Avenue.

A resident of the home said he returned from work to find that a window in his home had been smashed out and prescription Suboxone and $5 in change were missing, police said.

The change was hidden in kitchen cabinets, and the Suboxone was in a pill bottle.

“The only person that would know where he keeps his medicine and change was Joshua Weiland,” police said.

Weiland was on probation for an earlier crime, and a probation officer gave police Weiland’s address, according to the complaint.

Officers went to Weiland’s home, and inside they found loose change and broken glass inside of a garbage can, police said.

Weiland was arrested and allegedly later confessed to the burglary.

He used a hammer to break out the window and gain entry to the home before stealing the items, according to the complaint.

“Weiland stated he knew where the prescription Suboxone was located and took one strip from the kitchen cabinet,” the complaint reads. “Weiland further stated once back at his residence he injected the Suboxone and flushed the wrapper down the bathroom toilet.”

Weiland faces felony charges of burglary and criminal trespass, as well as lesser charges of theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

Weiland is lodged in Cambria County Prison unable to post $50,000 cash bail.

He is to appear for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 before Zungali.

Mirror Staff Writer Sean Sauro is at 946-7535.