Fred Wheaton, Wysox
Dustin Anthony Pedro, 18, Rome, faces charges for burglary, criminal trespass, theft, and receiving stolen property. These are new charges levied against Pedro after he was interviewed by police for a separate break-in. Pedro allegedly admitted to entering the home of Steven Alan Fritz on Gulf Road in Orwell Township on Oct. 25 and stealing a 12-gauge shotgun and a 17-caliber rifle. Pedro reportedly told police that Fritz’s home was unlocked when he entered through a sliding glass door and removed the firearms that he hoped to sell to make enough money for a truck payment and vehicle insurance. A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 27.