Charges filed against two men involved in Glosser Motor Inn arrests
MOUNT CARMEL - Charges against two Slatington men arrested Monday at Glosser Motor Inn for their alleged involvement in vehicular theft and drug possession were filed by Ralpho Township Patrolman Christopher Grow this week in the Mount Carmel office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones.
Justice Devlin Hoffman, 18, of 335 Fourth St., and Allen Mikael Varilek, 21, of 3426 Smith Hill Road, were each arraigned Tuesday on felony charges of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal conspiracy, and misdemeanor charges of two counts of possession of a control substance.
According to the criminal complaint, Grow, while on a routine patrol at 12:36 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of the motel located at 1134 W. Valley Ave., observed a tan 2005 Mercury Montego, which was allegedly stolen from 2620 Grove St., Washington Township, Lehigh County, Saturday by Varilek and Hoffman.
Trooper Arthur Johnson of Bethlehem State Police barracks said the two men were suspected of stealing cash, coins, jewelry, a .22-cal handgun and several other items, and then taking the victim's car.
Arrest warrants were issued against the men, who will be charged in Lehigh County with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
The victim was not home at the time of the incident, and a total value of stolen property has not been determined.
Grow reported the owner of the motel confirmed that Varilek rented room 112, and the man with him matched Hoffman's description.
After Grow called for assistance, police took Varilek, Hoffman and Varilek's girlfriend, Jordan Paige Detalente, 18, of 80 Reservoir St., Bloomsburg, into custody without incident.
A search warrant was obtained at 6:15 a.m. for the room where the three defendants were found. Police said they confiscated 71 blue bags of suspected heroin, four grams of suspected marijuana, approximately eight grams of suspected cocaine, approximately a gram of suspected ecstasy, needles, $2,072 in currency, four cell phones, a leather belt used for a tourniquet and more suspected heroin on two spoons and a soda can for cooking and numerous empty bags used for heroin.
Hoffman and Varilek were both committed to Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. Their theft charges are pending arraignment via the Slatington office of Lehigh County Magisterial District Judge Rodney R. Beck.
Detalente was arraigned Monday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel, and committed to Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. She was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, four counts of possession of a controlled substance, a count of conspiracy and a count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Each of their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Wednesday in front of Jones.