Canonsburg Man Jailed for Allegedly Stealing Almost $4K in Jewelry

Zachary Puklus was arraigned before district Judge David Mark and remanded to the Washingotn County Jail on $25,000 bond.

A Canonsburg man was remanded to the Washington County Jail Friday after being picked up by borough police on a warrant out of Chartiers Township.

Zachary Puklus had been charged by Chartiers Township police with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property for activity that took place in September and October.

According to a criminal complaint, Puklus is accused of removing 31 pairs of gold earrings, four gold rings, one gold bracelet, three charms and one antique silver utensil set belonging to Saralyn Dague of Chartiers Township. The items were valued at $3,930.

He then reportedly sold the jewelry at Gold Buyers in the Washington Crown Center in Washington, The Silver Mine in Washington, St. Clair Jewelers in McMurray, and John’s Trading Post in Canonsburg, according to court records.

During the investigation, police obtained receipts for the transactions with Puklus’ signature and license information, court records indicate

Puklus was arraigned Friday before district Judge David Mark, who remanded him to the Washington County Jail on $25,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear before Mark at 11:15 a.m. Feb 6 for a preliminary hearing.

chlsy January 10, 2013 at 07:17 AM
All that has been blamed on Zach by the women's grandson Brian Dague, who in fact actually stole the jewlery and silver from his own grandmothers home is false. Its funny that Brian's own mother can be a witness in this case seeing as how she sat down and had a conversation with Zach while her son Brian Dague was the other room stealing the jewelry. Also Zach did some work around the women's home in her plain view to help out while her grandson, again stole more jewelry from her home. Therefore, Zach did not steal any piece of jewelry from the women's home. He was asked by Brian Dague to go and cash in the jewelry because he did not have an ID to do so. There are other accusations that he stole and cashed in a silver utensil set into Johns Trading Post when he never went into the store it was Brian Dague himself. It is understood that the women's grandson Brian has been introuble with these kind of activities before. So with all of this being said he should get the charges of theft by unlawful taking dropped and only be charged with receiving stolen property. Yes, Zach has made a bad judgement by cashing in the jewelry for Brian but he DID NOT steal the jewelry and silver from the women's home.


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