APD Arrests Suspects in Occupied Hom Burglary

Case 11-040010
Wednessday, September 7, 2011

 At approximately 12:40 AM on September 6, 2011 the residents of a home in the 900 block of Susquehanna Road in the Rydal section of Abington Township heard an intruder in their home. They called 9-1-1 and the first Abington Officers to arrive found that there was an occupied green Jeep Laredo with its engine running parked behind the home. The person in this vehicle, Jason GENTILE, Jr., age 18 was taken into custody. His father, Jason GENTILE, Sr. age 38 was taken into custody as he exited the house. Both reside in the 400 block of Bartram Road in Upper Moreland Township.

Investigation revealed that the GENTILES had removed the electric meter from the home (it was found inside the Jeep) and broke a window in the rear of the home through which GENTILE, Sr. entered the home while GENTILE, Jr. waited outside in the Jeep. When the residents realized that there was an intruder in the house and called police, GENTILE, Sr. had already wrapped up a number of items from the home in a sheet and was in the process of removing them. When arrested, GENTILE, Sr. had a small porcelain clock stolen from inside the home in his pocket.

Both GENTILES were taken into custody and charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and related charges. They were arraigned and sent to Montgomery County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail (GENTILE, Sr.) and $25,000 cash bail (GENTILE, Sr.).

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Jason GENTILE, Jr.                    Jason GENTILE, Sr.
Approved for release by: Deputy Chief John A. Livingood