Sugarloaf man charged with stealing meatballs

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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HAZLE TWP. — At least this alleged burglar went to jail with a full belly.

State police at Hazleton arrested Leahman Glenn Robert Potter, who they alleged consumed a pot of meatballs he stole from a garage on Monday.

Potter, 48, had red sauce on his face, goatee and clothing linking him to the alleged meatball heist.

According to the criminal complaint:

John Albert Murray of North Providence Road called state police Monday to report a pot of meatballs was missing from his garage.

Murray claimed he arrived home and found Potter at his front door. Murray said Potter, whom he knows, had red tomato sauce all over his face and goatee.

After driving Potter to his Sugarloaf Township residence, Murray returned home and noticed a garage door was open and a missing pot of meatballs.

State police said a pot with a spoon and remains of a red sauce was found in the middle of a cul de sac on North Providence Road.

Potter was arrested with red sauce on his face and clothes, state police said.

Potter was arraigned on charges of burglary, criminal trespass and theft. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.


By Ed Lewis

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