Second Richland Man Arrested on Charges Related to Rash of Burglaries

Tyler Gazdik, 19, is charged with burglary, conspiracy and theft.

A Richland teen was arraigned Thursday on charges related to a rash of burglaries in the Pine-Richland area.

Tyler Gazdik, 19, of Gibsonia, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner on nine felony burglary and conspiracy charges. He also is charged with theft, a misdemeanor.

Gazdik was released from the Allegheny County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

He is charged with conspiring with 20-year-old Stephen Hudec to burglarize homes on Richland, Elgro and Ben Miller roads in Richland Township as well as a Pine Township home on Summit Circle, the criminal complaint states.

In addition, Gazdik is charged with entering a home on Grubbs Road and stealing copper, the complaint states.

charges was postponed until Dec. 19.

Gazdik's preliminary hearing is set for the same day.

Hudec and Gazdik admitted to the burglaries when Hampton Detective Rob Kirsopp interviewed them, according to the criminal complaint

Northern Regional Police worked in conjunction with Hampton Township police to investigate burglaries in Hampton, Pine and Richland.

Gazdik also faces 22 misdemeanor charges in Hampton for theft from a vehicle, conspiracy, and loitering and prowling at night, court documents show.

For the Summit Circle burglary, $750 in cash was removed from a vehicle in the garage while the residents were sleeping, the complaint states. Hudec and Gazdik admitted to being in the neighborhood, court documents state.

A Sony camera that belonged to the resident was found at Hudec's home, according to the complaint.

For the Richland Road burglary, Hudec told police he and Gazdik entered through the home's rear door while the residents were sleeping and stole $67 in cash, an Irish money clip valued at $35; an X-Box with controllers valued at $300 and $400 worth of X-Box games, the complaint states.

The two also are charged with stealing $10 from the resident's vehicle that was parked in the driveway, court documents show.

In the Elgro Road case, Gazdik is charged with talking with a homeowner to distract her while Hudec climbed in the home's rear basement window, according to the complaint. The homeowner told police she recalled the incident, but did not find any money or jewelry missing, the complaint states.

Gazdik is charged with serving as the lookout at the Ben Miller Road home as Hudec entered the residence while the residents slept and took a $350 X-Box, $150 in accessories and $660 in X-Box games; a box of alcohol worth $200; $350 in cash and a $200 chainsaw, the complaint states.

The chainsaw was recovered at Hudec's home, according to the complaint.


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