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Tyrone man arraigned on 14 felony charges from streak of area burglaries

Twenty-six-year-old Jeremy Mountz of Tyrone, has been arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller after a string of burglaries in the Tyrone area. There are a total of 14 felony charges against Mountz.
Mountz was returned to Blair County Prison on charges from another crime he had committed in lieu of $350,000 bail.
The long list of thefts Mountz committed allegedly started last August when he stole two chain saws from a residence on Columbia Avenue.
His string of burglaries continued when he hit properties in Grazierville, and on Hoover’s Lane, West 18th Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Decker Hollow Road in the Tyrone area. He also hit properties on Gates Hill Road in Antis Township.
Mountz is charged with stealing a total of 10 chain saws, a laptop computer, a power washer, an air compressor, a red pick-up truck, and several Pennsylvania inspection stickers.
The investigation involved Tyrone Borough, Bellwood Borough, and Pennsylvania State Police.
Mountz took police on a tour of the area to show police the properties he burglarized.
During the investigation, he blamed an accomplice who was dead for committing these thefts during one of his many interviews with police. He also said he paid this person money to get items that were later fenced.
Police stated they have witnesses and video surveillance to some of the alleged thefts.
There will be a preliminary hearing on March 6.