Plymouth man charged with trespassing and theft of water company tools

PLYMOUTH – District police arrested Michael Kachmarsky, 35, on charges of stealing tools and other equipment from a fenced-in storage shed for the Pennsylvania Water Company on Saturday.

Police intervened in the Flat Road storage area after a passer-by noticed a man, identified as Kachmarsky, crawling under a fence and walking on the sea wall, court records show.

The police met Kachmarsky in the area.

Kachmarsky told police he walked and sat outside the fence to smoke methamphetamine. He claimed to have picked up two power tool batteries and another tool, court records show.

According to police court records, Kachmarsky was in possession of two DeWalt batteries, a DeWalt saw, a torch head for a propane cylinder, a socket wrench and wire cutters. Kachmarsky was also in possession of a glass pipe and a small bag of methamphetamine in his pocket, according to court records.

A water company employee told police, according to court records, that a catalytic converter had been removed from a company vehicle.

Kachmarsky, of Palmer Street, Plymouth, was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Spagnuolo Jr. in Plains Township for burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of criminal instruments, trespass by provocation, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Center for lack of $ 50,000 bail.

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