By: KDKA-TV News Staff
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — Two New Castle residents were arrested Friday morning for their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
Police apprehended Philip Vogel II and Debra Maimone of New Castle, who own Vera General Contracting and Cleaning Services in Stowe Township. Court documents state Vogel is the owner and Maimone is the president of the company.
Maimone and Vogel are both charged with Theft of Property of $1,000 or less, Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds, and Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds.
Police say they used CCTV to identify Vogel and Maimone allegedly joining a group pushing through law enforcement and forcing their way into the U.S. Capitol during the afternoon of Jan. 6.
Maimone allegedly put a gas mask into Vogel’s backpack while in the Capitol. Police accuse Vogel and Maimone of going through and taking police equipment.
Court documents stated a video was posted Maimone’s Parler social media account that showed her inside the Capitol and audio of Vogel saying, “Put your mask on. I don’t want them to see you.”
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The FBI also said a KDKA story helped them identify Vogel. Back in October, KDKA interviewed him after his boat capsized on the Ohio River.
Authorities recognized Vogel’s voice and tattoos.
Nearly 12 people from our region have been charged in connection to the Capitol riot.