Suspect tries balancing act with stolen TV

WARREN – A man spotted early Saturday balancing a television on his head while walking along East Market Street is facing felony burglary charges, police said.

Jeremy A. Courtright, 31, of 119 Logan Ave. S.E., is also charged with receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned Monday in Warren Municipal Court, where his bond was set at $7,500.

He is due back in municipal court March 24 for a preliminary hearing.

Police said they saw Courtright walking along East Market Street just before 4 a.m. Saturday with the large-screen TV balanced on top of his head.

Courtright told police he was on his way home and that he had been been to a poker game at a house on Belvedere Avenue N.E., according to a Warren police report.

Later, police learned from other officers that a TV had been stolen from a home at 711 Willard Ave.

Melanie York, 41, told police that she and her husband were in the living room of their Willard Avenue home around 3 a.m. Saturday when the dog began barking near the spare room, reports state. That room is accessible from the outside of the house, police said.

York told police that when she went to find out why the dog was barking, she noticed the TV was missing.

York later identified the TV Courtright had in his possession as hers, police said.

Courtright also carried a large amount of loose change, a GPS with power cord, an XM radio with remote and other items in his pockets, police said. Police determined some of those items belonged to Anthony J. Zadroski, 25, of Meadowbrook S.E.

Zadroski told police he had gone to a friend’s house on Adelaide S.E. around 8:30 p.m. Friday. When he got into his vehicle around 3 a.m. Saturday, he noticed that it appeared his console had been rummaged. However, at that time he did not see that anything was missing.

After police contacted him, he checked his vehicle again and realized that some of his change was missing, along with his GPS, power cord and a bottle of cologne, police said.