Police Stymie Burglary at Moon Pub

The suspects said they had pulled into the bar's parking lot because of car trouble, according to police records.

said two Beaver County men attempted to break into after the bar closed its doors early Monday morning. 

Police charged both Jason Ronald Fioravanti, 37, and John Edward Zwierzynski, 54, both of Aliquippa, with criminal attempt at burglary, criminal conspiracy and possession of instruments of crime, according to police records. 

Police said Fioravanti and Zwierzynski were found loitering in the area after witnesses reported seeing two men walking around the building after 2:30 p.m., when the bar was closed. 

Witnesses told police that they saw a man "carrying an object that he attempted to conceal in his pants" outside of the bar. 

Police found a crowbar, clothing, gloves and other tools in the pair's van, which was parked outside of pub. A bar manager said the men had been patrons at the pub earlier in the evening. 

Officers also saw "fresh pry marks on the door and door jamb" of the building resembling markings left by a crowbar, according to a police report. 

Fioravanti and Zwierzynski told officers that they pulled into the bar's parking lot, located off Spring Run Road Extension, because they were experiencing car troubles. The men said they were travelling on a "scenic route" from Aliquippa to Burgettstown, police said. 

Zwierzynski pleaded guilty in 2004 to theft by unlawful taking, criminal trespassing and possession of instruments of crime in connection to a Moon Township incident, according to court records. 

Both men are scheduled to appear May 22 for preliminary hearings in Coraopolis District Court.


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