PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Police responded to reports of someone breaking into a car, but what they found was much bigger.
Police got a call about a break-in to a GMC Jimmy in Duquesne Heights.
While responding they saw a man on a bicycle matching the description witnesses gave dispatchers.
After a short chase, in which the suspect was reportedly throwing plastic bags of marijuana, they caught up with Thomas Ozeskey and arrested him.
Ozoskey told police he broke into the Jimmy because he thought he would find marijuana.
Police then responded to the location of the GMC Jimmy to inform David Gehring about the break-in to his vehicle.
They say they found Gehring, with a baggie of marijuana sticking out his pants. Officers then found more bags of marijuana nearby under a rock.
They then went to Gehring’s home in the 600 block of Curtis Street where he lives with his mother.
Inside, police said they found three quart-sized bags packed with marijuana, $9,500 in cash under a mattress, $36,440 in cash in a lockbox, and a Ziploc bag of marijuana seeds.
Police charged Mr. Ozoskey with possession of a small amount of marijuana and criminal mischief.
Mr. Gehring was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.