In a classic case of putting your foot in your mouth, Whitehall Borough police are charging Jozo Grgic, 52, of Whitehall, with theft, harassment and creating a false fire alarm after Grgic admitted to stealing a woman's underwear and socks in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said.
While appearing as a defendant during a Jan. 16 summary trial related to a separate harassment case involving the same woman, Grgic, who lives at 1651 Skyline Dr., Apt. 24, said in front of District Magistrate David J. Barton that he pulled a fire alarm at 1651 Skyline on Dec. 24 so that people would leave that building in order for him to steal items that the woman had left in its laundry room, according to Danko.
In addition to the miscellaneous socks and underwear, the other items that Grgic is charged with stealing from the laundry room are four pairs of jeans, five couch cushion covers and two sets of bed sheets. All told, the items amount to $1,200 in aggregate value, Danko said.
Grgic is also still being charged with the other harassment offense that caused the Jan. 16 hearing. That offense occurred on Dec. 20 in Whitehall, Danko said. (UPDATE: The Dec. 20 harassment charge was withdrawn on Feb. 19.)
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