Arrest Made in Retail Theft
On 04/18/2020, Maines Food & Pantry, 900 Rutter Ave, was the victim of a Retail Theft. Although the suspect fled the scene, store employees were able to provide identifying information to the responding Forty Fort police officers. An investigation by this department and the Pennsylvania State Police identified the suspect as Gregory STASIK, of Plains, PA. STASIK is a convicted felon with nine prior retail theft convictions, among other offenses, and is currently on state parole.
On 04/22/2020, Forty Fort police obtained an arrest warrant for STASIK, for charges including committing Retail Theft during a declared disaster (COVID-19), a second-degree felony.
On 04/25/2020, STASIK was arrested by Pittston City PD as the result of a traffic stop. Forty Fort PD took custody of STASIK and delivered him to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, where he was held for arraignment. The State Board of Probation and Parole also issued a Detainer on STASIK for violating his parole.
As stated in a previous post, the Forty Fort police will arrest all perpetrators of all crimes committed on our residents and businesses. We will not allow criminals to take advantage of our residents and businesses during this crisis, or at any other time.