Uniontown police arrested a Plain Township man and a homeless woman after they were found with stolen items in the victim's garage.
LAKE TWP. — A couple accused of burglarizing a Uniontown home took the homeowner's belongings, then did their laundry, took a shower and made a pot of coffee — before the homeowner's relative stopped them at gunpoint.
Police said the man had the suspects lying on the ground at gunpoint when officers arrived Monday afternoon.
Richard R. Nippell, 38, of the 1900 block of Amarillo Street Northwest in Plain Township, and Camri D. Cantwell, 20, who is listed in Stark County Jail records as homeless, were arrested at 2 p.m. Monday inside the garage of a woman's home in the 11000 block of Cleveland Avenue Northwest.
The woman arrived home to find a strange truck in her driveway and called Uniontown police, Police Officer Elizabeth Salewsky said. Police were on their way when the woman called a relative, who lives close by.
The woman's relative arrived before the officers. He found the couple inside the garage and had them lying in the yard at gunpoint when police arrived, Salewsky said.
But the couple had already been inside the house.
Police found the victim's jewelry, computer, credit cards and house and car keys inside the truck.
Police believe the couple took the items and then went back inside the house.
"They took the time to make a pot of coffee and did their laundry," Salewsky said. Nippell also had taken a shower.
Police say Nippell also had around 0.7 gram of crystal meth on his person when he was arrested.
Nippell and Cantwell were each charged with burglary. Nippell was additionally charged with aggravated drug possession.
Both remained in jail Wednesday. Nippell was held in lieu of $50,000 and Cantwell in lieu of $100,000, each pending Canton Municipal Court hearings.
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