A 27-year-old Meadville man accused by Meadville police of taking an 18-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer after breaking into an apartment neighboring his will head to trial on four counts, including two felonies.

Ryan Matthew Kenna, 1080 Market St., was held for court following a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino on Wednesday.

Zachary Douglas Polk, 20, of Meadville also faces charges in the incident and will appear for a preliminary hearing before Pendolino on Dec. 9.

Kenna allegedly used a coat hanger to break into the door to an apartment in the same building in which he lives in the early morning hours of Oct. 24, according to the criminal complaint filed by police in the case. The resident of the apartment was home at the time of the incident, according to police. Kenna is also accused by police of damaging the door handle in the process of entering.

Once inside the apartment, police allege, Kenna took the beer.

Kenna faces a first-degree felony charge of burglary, a second-degree burglary charge of criminal trespass, a third-degree misdemeanor charge of theft by unlawful taking and a summary charge of criminal mischief.

Polk faces felony charges of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit criminal trespass, a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking and a summary charge of conspiracy to engage in criminal mischief. He remains in Crawford County jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Kenna will be scheduled for a trial during the March term of criminal court. He remains in county jail in lieu of $15,000 bond. 

Mike Crowley can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at mcrowley@meadvilletribune.com.

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