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Ross Police Charge Two Men in Three Recent Burglaries

One of the suspects is also charged in several other break-ins in nearby communities.

Ross Township police have charged Brian James Flesher, 26, and Garrett William Lucas, 24, both of Pittsburgh, in three separate burglaries late last year.

The Confessions
According to the criminal complaint, Flesher confessed to all three break-ins, and even showed officers exactly which homes he and Lucas hit. Flesher told police he wanted to get everything "out in the open" so that he could begin to get himself help for his drug addiction, the criminal complaint stated.

In a separate interview, Lucas also confessed, telling pplice it was "stupid" but he was desperate because he wasn't working and his girlfriend had just lost her job, the criminal compaint states.

The Burglaries

Nov. 25
Police said Flesher forced open a side door, and stole some coins and coin wrappers from a home on Upper Arrowhead Road. According to the criminal complaint, Flesher told police Lucas was present for the burglary, but did not enter the home.

Nov. 29
Police said the pair kicked in the side door of a home on Lucerne Avenue and stole cash and a laptop computer.

Nov. 30
Police said Flesher and Lucas forced their way into a home on Cardiff Road, in the middle of the afternoon, and made off with jewelery and cash.

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Other Charges
Flesher is also facing charges of burglarizing a home on Perrymont Road in McCandless and stealing several thousand dollars worth of jewelery.

In the criminal complaint police say Flesher also confessed to burglaries in Ohio Township, McCandless, Franklin Park and Pine. The daytime burglaries were similar to a Moon Township burglary with which Flesher was charged, the criminal complaint states.

Flesher and Lucas are scheduled for a preliminary hearing before magistrate Richard Opeila on Jan. 30.

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Joyce January 17, 2013 at 01:08 PM
I have been robbed several time in the past 3 years. I live in North Hills Estates and nothing has ever been done, not in the paper, news, nothing. Just last month we had all our copper gutters and downspouts taken. Went to the Ross police and as of yet have heard nothing. I fear to leave my home at times because of what has happened. Why is nothing being done for me why?
cm January 17, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Time to invest in security cameras.
Joe King January 17, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Put a sign in your front yard stating you believe in and live by the Second Amendment.

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