Crime

2 charged after reporting alleged crimes against each other

Two people felt they were wronged by each other, and they were both allegedly right.

State police at Lewistown responded at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 to 12043 Ferguson Valley Road in Granville Township, Mifflin County.

Leighann McCardle, of Reedsville, reported her vehicle had been vandalized by Byron McCombie, of Lewistown. Police interviewed the suspect who said someone had broke into his home and stole $300 while he was not there. He believed McCardle was the guilty party.

McCardle allegedly admitted in a follow-up interview she did enter McCombie’s home through a window and stole his marijuana. State troopers then interviewed McCombie again, and he allegedly admitted to lying about money being stolen. He told police only his marijuana had been taken.

McCardle was charged with felony burglary without anyone else present, felony criminal trespassing by breaking into a structure, misdemeanor marijuana use and misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking. Mifflin County District Judge Jack Miller set $50,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing in the case against McCardle will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 28.

McCombie was charged with misdemeanor marijuana use and misdemeanor filing a false police report. A preliminary hearing in the case against McCombie will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 1.

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli

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