GREENSBURG (KDKA) – A Braddock Police detective was arrested Tuesday on burglary and drug charges.
James Scuffle is in custody at the State Police barracks in Greensburg.
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According to State Police, Scuffle is facing charges stemming from several incidents.
“It started in April 20th of this year,” State Trooper Steve Limani said.
“Our midnight shift was in routine patrol in the Donegal area. They noticed a vehicle that was in a campground parked outside of a clubhouse at the point in time that that vehicle’s parked there that clubhouse would not be open.”
State police say Scuffle had two women in his vehicle that night. They were to be his lookout.
Scuffle got away, later claimed his vehicle had been stolen and filed a police report and an insurance claim.
He allegedly gave hundreds of dollars’ worth of crack cocaine to a woman.
The drugs were allegedly stolen from the evidence room of the Braddock Police Department.
She was to sell the drugs to raise $450 in bail money for another woman’s release. Investigators say Scuffle was afraid the woman in jail would snitch on him.
Scuffle’s bail was set at $100,000. He is in the Westmoreland County Jail.