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Two Men Accused of Trying to Steal Copper from a Home

MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Police in Carbon County arrested two men who they believe were trying to steal copper from a home.

Mahoning Township Police arrested John Ruzicka of Mahoning Township and Robert Ruzicka of Palmerton. The two face multiple charges, including burglary and trespassing.

Officers say the home in Carbon County was damaged by a fire earlier this year.

14 comments

  • Ak

    I used to be a addict, the reason for the obsession is your quality of life and inability to deal with it. Since then I’ve created a good life for myself and don’t drug or drink. These poor guys must do the same in order to achieve. I’ve know one of them for a long time and know he battles with it, but his quality of life never changes. Kids are joyful, but very stressful. Having a wife is nice but if she’s koo-koo then well you get the picture. They both need to take time to reflect on what they want out of life. And make a permanent change. Friends, family, everything. Sometimes the smartest decisions in your life are often the hardest and most painful.

  • Timmy

    I’ve known Rob since highschool. He’s always been a scumbag and still is. This is the case with most people that stay in a crap hole like Lehighton or palmerton after highschool. Lehighton is full of druggies, fat people, and losers. There is nothing good about Lehighton or the people in it. It’s shocking to me that you people are sticking up for these losers.

  • nsg

    This is a terrible thing ! We were having a family outing and it was mentioned yeh 2 kids were down there stealing , the worst part the boys that were committing the crime were related to the people that had the horrible house fire , I’m so glad justice was served ! I grew up in that area I’m sure glad they didn’t step on are patch that would of been not good !

  • GCA

    Before acting like you know what the situation was, and make yourself sound even more stupid, learn some facts. It wasn’t to support a drug addiction. They’re not scumbags. They’re stupid and made a stupid decision. I’ve known these two my entire life. So quit being lowlives and acting like you know situations because you used to be an addict. Good for your addiction. Glad you feel the need to let everyone know you used to be a scumbag. We really don’t care. Learn facts before passing judgement.

    • SW

      Completely agree with this comment. And to those of you calling them scumb bags because they’re jobless… Maybe you should’ve met them first? Got to know their lives. Because one of them did have a job. For all of you that think you know everything. And not only that. A scumbag that should never see the outside of jail walls or have something else bad wished upon them aren’t these two. Try wishing bad things upon rapists, child abusers, murderers even, and etc. You all should get the hint. Cause these scumbags are surprisingly men that have hearts. I know this because I’ve known them my whole life as well.

    • Ppj

      Actually it WAS to support a drug addiction and one recently lost his job due to not showing for days and went on a meth binge instead and he has four kids to support. So I don’t know who you are that has “known them their whole lives” but apperently you haven’t been told the whole story. Myself on the other hand knows the situation fully and completely! They are both drug addicts, no jobs, and losers stealing from others to feed the habit instead of the ones children. They should receive full punishment.

  • HB

    no julie it is not a sickness.. but it is sick for them to put their family threw their BS because they can’t control their actions… yeah lets pray- that you see reality.. scumbgas theives trying to get a fix.. that’s all they are..

  • JP

    It is not a sickness, it is a choice to become a user of whatever substance. They thought it was an easy mark for some cash, and got caught. Regardless of what they were using the cash for, they were taking something that was not theirs and as far back as I can recall that is stealing. They deserve the fate they get because they made a choice, just like the rest of us that follow the law (the best we can) and try to be good people.

    • Julie

      It’s called a drug addiction. It’s an illness. These ppl don’t dream of becoming addicts. Keep your rude comments to yourself because this is a son, a father, a husband and a brother. Someone loves them and would be hurt to hear these harsh words. Let’s pray they get the help they need for a full recovery instead of putting them down.

      • MWM

        1. It’s not an illness. Cancer is an illness. I used to do drugs, and it’s a LIFESTYLE choice. I would NEVER blame it on oh me oh my I am sick. I think YOU’RE sick for saying it’s an illness. Just as many psychologists will stand on that drug addiction stems from BEHAVIORAL problems and poor choices. It’s the psychiatrists, (witch doctors) that call every bad to evil behavior in the book a “sickness.”
        2. No, we won’t keep our comments to ourselves. It’s a public forum. We will say what we wish, thank you very much.
        3. Stop with the someone loves them BS; that’s their problem, criminals are criminals end of story.

  • Se Homes

    2 scumbags. They should stick them in jail for 20 yrs and give them beatings. Teach all these copper thieves a good lesson.

    • Julie

      It’s called a drug addiction. It’s an illness. These ppl don’t dream of becoming addicts. Keep your rude comments to yourself because this is a son, a father, a husband and a brother. Someone loves them and would be hurt to hear these harsh words. Let’s pray they get the help they need for a full recovery instead of putting them down.

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