Posted by on June 12, 2020 9:12 pm

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Categories: Local News Schuylkill County Police News

cumbola man steals gun

A Cumbola man is free on bail after police charged him with stealing a gun off a Saint Clair man earlier this week.

According to information from State Police in Frackville, John Glass, 47, of Cumbola, allegedly took a gun “from a secured location” on Monday night, June 8.

Cumbola Man Steals Gun from Saint Clair Man

A police investigation revealed that Glass was a felon and not permitted to possess any firearm.

Court records show that Glass had previously been charged with a host of traffic crimes including hitting an unattended vehicle or property in Lehigh County back in 2019. Other charges include driving without a license and driving without vehicle insurance several times in the last few years.

Police took Glass into custody when they determined he was unlawfully carrying a gun, especially one that wasn’t his.

He was sent to Schuylkill County Prison on $2,500 straight cash bail later that night but released the next day after posting bond.

Glass has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 16 in Port Carbon before District Judge David Plachko.

Police have charged Glass with the following in connection with Monday’s incident:

  • Theft (Felony-2)
  • Illegal Firearm Possession (Felony-2)


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