Former convict back in prison
SHAMOKIN - A former convict is back in prison after being charged with breaking into three properties on South Market Street and stealing various items including two rifles to support his heroin addiction.
Calvin Derck III, 39, of 44 S. Sixth St., third floor, Shamokin, was apprehended last week breaking into a residence and jailed on a probation detainer at Northumberland County Prison, Sunbury.
He is charged by Cpl. Bryan Primerano and Patrolman Nathan Rhodes with felonies of burglary, criminal trespass, possessing a firearm while being a former convict, theft by unlawful taking involving incidents between May 25 and May 30 at 123 S. Market St., where he is accused of stealing a Marlin 30-30 caliber rifle and Remington 30-06 caliber rifle and ammunition owned by James Lahr.
During a May 29 interview, Derck told police he sold the rifles to Allen Roth, of 621 W. Pine St., who later turned them over to police when they obtained a search warrant for his home.
Primerano also charged Derck with felonies of burglary and criminal trespass and misdemeanors of theft by unlawful taking and possession of heroin.
Derck is accused of entering a vacant building at 401 S. Market St. owned by Northumberland County between May 1 and May 29 and stealing pornographic magazines and radiators. Derck told police he then sold the radiators.
A third criminal complaint filed by Primerano charges Derck with misdemeanors of theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief relating to incidents at 117-119 S. Market St. between May 25 and May 29 in which he allegedly stole copper pipes owned by Donald Kuntz.
Derck, who previously pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and illegally selling or transferring a firearm, told police he committed the burglaries to support his heroin addiction.
Additional charges are pending against Derck, police said.