Plymouth police arrest pair on burglary charges

Edward Lewis elewis@timesleader.com

August 19, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Police allege two people went on a burglary spree, stealing cigarettes, cellphones, a hair trimmer and in the process flooded the basement of one residence by turning on a garden hose.

Britany Lynn Suda, 22, of East Shawnee Avenue, and Marquise Rashid Brogdon, 20, of High Street, both in Plymouth, were arrested when police found them inside 64 E. Main St. at about 6:20 a.m. Saturday.

Police allege Suda and Brogdon forced open a basement door at the East Main Street residence and tried to hide when confronted by officers.

Suda and Brogdon were arraigned Saturday by District Judge Joseph Carmody in West Pittston.

Suda was charged with two counts each of burglary and criminal trespass, and one count each of receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling at night and public drunkenness. Brogdon was charged with three counts each of burglary and criminal trespass, two counts of criminal mischief, and one count each of theft, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling at night, public drunkenness and purchase of alcohol by a minor.

Suda was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail and Brodgon locked up for lack of $30,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaints:

A woman leaving her residence in Martz Manor was confronted by Suda and Brogdon early Saturday morning. The woman’s husband stood outside and watched the pair walk toward 100 Martz Manor and a short time later toward East Main Street.

Police caught the pair inside 64 E. Main St. with cellphones, a cellphone charger, keys, a hair trimmer, two packs of cigarettes, cologne and food items.

After their arrests, another resident of Martz Manor told police his residence was burglarized while his family, including a 1-year-old girl, slept. The resident said his cellphone, food items and two packs of cigarettes were stolen, and a garden hose was turned on, whch caused substantial flooding in his basement, the complaints say.

A resident at 100 Martz Manor reported a storm door was forced open and hand prints were found near the door, according to the complaints.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Aug. 28.