Loyalsock Township – Police traced a series of thefts from vehicles back to a Williamsport man after he allegedly left his cell phone behind in one of the victim’s vehicles.
Samuel J. Agor, 27, formerly of 405 Trinity Place, was arrested and charged with several counts of theft and receiving stolen property in connection with the vehicle thefts that occurred on Aug. 7, 2019. The thefts occurred at the 1400 block of Oakes Avenue in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County, according to the affidavit written by Trooper Troy Hansen of Pennsylvania State Police in Montoursville.
Police were dispatched to a residence on Oakes Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. that morning for a report that someone had stolen a handgun from a parked vehicle.
Later that morning, numerous other thefts of items from parked vehicles in Loyalsock Township were reported. Video surveillance from the area showed the actor appeared to be a white male wearing jeans, sneakers, a short sleeve shirt, and a backpack.
One of the residents reported that his vehicle appeared to have been rummaged through, and he found a black cell phone with a red case left on the passenger seat, Hansen wrote in the affidavit.
Police seized the phone and obtained a search warrant to download the content. The content indicated the cell phone belonged to Agor, Hansen said in the affidavit.
On Aug. 8, police responded to a report of a disturbance. A witness at the scene reportedly told police that Agor had a black handgun and said he stole it from a vehicle one day prior. Agor allegedly fired a shot from the gun at the scene. Police recovered two bullet casings and one loaded bullet from the scene. The owner of the gun verified the ammunition matched what he had loaded in the gun prior to it being stolen, according to the affidavit.
Trooper Hansen noted in the affidavit that Agor had a previous charge of theft from motor vehicle in 2018.
Charges were filed at the office of District Magistrate Gary A. Whiteman in Montoursville. Bail was set at $50,000. Agor’s case was waived for court. He will appear in front of Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio on Sept. 16.