LAKE TWP. - Pennsylvania State Police have reported that John Paul Reck, wanted for a home invasion and robbery in Lake Ariel, was found in Port Jervis, NY and taken into custody. State Police issued the update May 30th, following a tip received on his whereabouts.
Reck, who is 33, is accused of invading a home on Rosengrant Road, Lake Township. The resident was subsequently assaulted and robbed. The incident occurred on Friday, May 17 at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Reck allegedly forced his way into the victimís residence and assaulted the victim. Reck is accused of stealing a .22 revolver, $40 in cash, a cell phone and keys from the victim. The revolver, cell phone and keys were subsequently returned to the victim by his landlord.
According to the affidavit filed by Trooper Brian Roberts, he was dispatched on May 18 just after 1 p.m. To the home, for a report of a man assaulted. The victim said that the night before, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Reck kicked in the front door and began striking him in the face and chest. The victim said that he laid on the couch in pain and was unable to get up.
He told police that Reck took the revolver from the chair next to the couch, and then went in the kitchen and drank two beers. Reck also grabbed the other items and fled. The victim was unable to get off the couch due to the pain and had no way to call police without his cell phone. He finally was able to get up in the morning and summon help.
At about 8 a.m. May 18, Reck knocked on the victimís door but the victim would not open it out of fear. At about 9 a.m., the victimís landlord arrived and returned the revolver, cell phone and keys allegedly stolen by Reck.
The landlord told police that Reck arrived at his residence at about 8:30 a.m. May 18 and said he became drunk and was in a fight with the victim. Reck told the landlord he had the items, and the landlord took them and brought them back to the victim.
The landlord also drove Reck back to his camper to gather his belongings and told him that he is no longer able to stay there. He let off Reck at the end of the driveway and did not know where Reck went, police related.
Reck was wanted on Burglary, Robbery, Theft, Simple Assault and related charges.