Jesse Hribar, 23, a Geneva College student from Monaca, pleaded guilty Friday in a burglary spree during Penn State’s State Patty’s Day celebrations in 2014.
Hribar pleaded guilty to a total of 31 charges in two separately filed cases. Crimes included burglary, conspiracy, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
Attorney Richard Settgast told President Judge Thomas King Kistler that the plea was entered openly, meaning that no deal was arranged with the District Attorney’s Office for a specific sentence.
Hribar and co-defendant Andrew Ronczka, 23, a University of Pittsburgh student, were both identified from surveillance video that showed them going from apartment to apartment in the Meridian II and University Towers buildings on College Avenue on March 2. When police interviewed them, they were found to be in possession of many of the items that were stolen from residents, including electronics like speakers, headphones and MP3 players, as well as sunglasses and cash.
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Kistler said sentencing in the case will be Aug. 26.