Home   |   About Bucks   |   Site Map     Twitter Facebook

Government

Row Officers

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of the Bucks County District Attorney

News Releases

Burglar Who Took $300K from Home Sent to State Prison

June 21, 2016



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Daniel Sweeney, 215.348.6328, dbsweeney@buckscounty.org

A heroin-addicted burglar who stole about $300,000 from the grandmother of his girlfriend was sentenced Monday in Bucks County Common Pleas Court to serve 18 months to five years in state prison.

Daniel Costantini, 30, of Trevose, was arrested Oct. 2 at the Red Roof Inn on Lincoln Highway in Bensalem with his girlfriend, Ashle Kaucher, 26. Found in the room was more than $55,000 in cash, 231 bags of heroin, three-quarters of a pound of marijuana, an AK-47 rifle with ammunition, and several Xanax tablets.

Costantini told police he had gotten the money by breaking into the home of Ashle Kaucher’s grandmother the previous month in Middletown Township.

Carolyn Kaucher had reported the burglary on Sept. 17, saying a lock box containing approximately $300,000 had been taken from a safe in the master bedroom of her home. A rear window had been forced open, and police found two palm prints from Costantini on the outer glass.

Costantini told police that he had entered the house through that window, and had removed the lock box from inside the safe.

Ashle Kaucher denied being involved in the burglary. She did acknowledge buying a car with some of her grandmother’s money, and having used some of the marijuana and heroin purchased with the cash. She pleaded guilty Feb. 16 to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to serve 11 months and 29 days to 23 months and 29 days in the Bucks County Correctional Facility.

Police are still investigating the involvement of a third person in the burglary, said Deputy District Attorney Daniel B. Sweeney, who prosecuted the case.

Carolyn Kaucher said that Costantini and her granddaughter have been in a relationship for close to a decade, and that she “treated him as my son.”

She said that she had not locked the safe properly, enabling Costantini to open it and steal the lock box containing the cash. “What he did was pretty devastating,” she said.

Costantini pleaded guilty on March 14 to charges including burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and possession of illegal drugs and paraphernalia. About $95,000 of the money has been recovered, and Judge C. Theodore Fritsch Jr. ordered Costantini to pay additional restitution of $200,000.

In court, Costantini blamed his crimes on drug addiction, saying that he was using heroin and crystal methamphetamine together. “I’m not making excuses, but I was desperate,” he told Fritsch. “I was using 20 bags (of heroin) a day. It was bad.”

To Carolyn Kaucher he said: “You did treat me as a son…I screwed that up, and I’m sorry.”

Defense attorney Niels Eriksen asked Fritsch to consider that Costantini’s crimes were non-violent, that he has cooperated with police investigating his alleged accomplice, and that he already has made significant restitution. “His focus should be on sobriety and doing what he can to make the victim whole,” Eriksen said.

Sweeney countered that $40,000 of the money was recovered not through Costantini’s cooperation, but rather through police investigation.

Fritsch told Costantini that his crimes had had a “profound effect” on Carolyn Kaucher. “Essentially, you betrayed her trust,” he said.

In addition to the burglary sentence, Fritsch imposed a concurrent sentence of 18 to 36 months for receiving stolen property.

The case was investigated by the Bensalem Township and Middletown Township police departments.

Approved for release by Michelle A. Henry, First Assistant District Attorney. 

57 Comments

  1. 57 Ovez Japanwalla 21 Jun
    Ugh.
  2. 56 vUUpm0 09 Aug
    cogZML http://www.FyLitCl7Pf7kjQdDUOLQOuaxTXbj5iNG.com
  3. 55 NCpid 01 Sep
    Thanks funny site https://gist.github.com/17f0230d446cda7e1ab5b6d0e73ec414 renting faithful levitra online cheap conversation joint Det Supt Griffiths added: “Because of the scale of the investigation we are fully aware the operation has caused disruption to other residents, especially in the Marshfield area, and we thank them for their continued cooperation and understanding.
  4. 54 QMU0A0 01 Sep
    It's OK https://gist.github.com/a7bb03a9e3e706037576a6bb1d661aaf whereby discount levitra online trifle "Historical roots going back to the First World War have it that chemical and biological methods are more lethal and especially can kill more civilians and innocent people than conventional weapons," said retired Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog, a former Israel army intelligence officer, now an international fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
  5. 53 yGp0rk 01 Sep
    How much is a First Class stamp? https://gist.github.com/28e8b57fe7752ae7ba4b04a4a2956726 advancing flabbergasted real levitra online daring respected But answers will be needed relatively soon – the can has been kicked down the road so many times it’s beginning to look a little battered. Answers presumably won’t come for a few months at the very least, but what are the broad-brush strokes?
  6. 52 5rfxsV 01 Sep
    I've just graduated https://gist.github.com/2e02c86ca8cc6907bce6489008e6fbd3 strongest levitra buy canada speed assistant In front of Neuvirth, Washington sticks with essentially the same forward configuration but will feature some inexperience on defense. The Capitals bottom three defensemen, Steve Oleksy, Alex Urbom and Nate Schmidt, have appeared in a combined 45 NHL regular season and playoff games.
  7. 51 WxZYW 01 Sep
    I'd like to cancel a cheque https://gist.github.com/6f27630d9a3ab9b819b03bfdcbd54b1a praise cheap levitra online safe After falling toward technical support at $18 twice andholding there each time, the price of silver has gained 11percent in the past 30 days. Year to date, the gray metal isstill down 33 percent, underperforming gold which is down 21percent.
  8. 50 Mn5P8 01 Sep
    There's a three month trial period https://gist.github.com/d3a68c28cc6e7bddeff5f7123f82148d sierra levitra sales online bravery My own Filson bag has one defective leather strap that’s slowly being stretched to breaking point — but thanks to the founder’s still-maintained no-quibble repair or replace guarantee there’s nothing to get het up about.
  9. 49 BitBq5 01 Sep
    Sorry, I ran out of credit https://gist.github.com/2510196d7ebedae9cd802c758c43dc93 honorable unfortunate levitra buy canada lend The key takeaways for policymakers and people who care about school reform are that there's support for investing in public charter schools, testing should be treated not as a punitive tool but rather a diagnostic one, and there's a need to deepen public understanding about the Common Core. With school bells ringing across the country, policymakers should focus on advancing school reform strategies that have been proven effective and that enjoy broad support, especially from parents.
  10. 48 VqQsmW 01 Sep
    I wanted to live abroad https://gist.github.com/690bc3500f2365bc9d2f703136a9b65e ox venus levitra online india satisfactorily side In Kansas, a 2011 law Republican legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback enacted declared that residents can’t be forced to buy health insurance or penalized. The measure was largely a symbolic protest, given supremacy of the federal law.
  11. 47 rlzB1J 02 Sep
    Will I get travelling expenses? https://gist.github.com/13f555f518ec2a12b6212171e9d6a9c9 curls cheapest generic levitra pester theatre Braugher admits that he has never been a big consumer of television in general, the medium in which he has won the most acclaim, and hasn’t been a sitcom watcher specifically. “So it’s hard for me to point out a comedy that I think has that kind of feeling,” he says.
  12. 46 LErXC 02 Sep
    Which team do you support? https://gist.github.com/fa1c4c27da4184baf7c479ba42286675 discovery laden discount levitra online stand integer "At 6 a.m. this morning, a suicide truck bomber detonated himself amid the houses of my village," said Qusay Abbas, a former Shabak representative in the Mosul provincial council. "There are still some people under the debris of their houses."
  13. 45 e9vZ5x 02 Sep
    I'm self-employed https://gist.github.com/fc3b5412f5eda3e549c109d6f57f5721 memory levitra cost costco released "The attorney general fails to understand that self-defense is not a concept, it's a fundamental human right," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "To send a message that legitimate self-defense is to blame is unconscionable."
  14. 44 ydvaeX 02 Sep
    Have you got a telephone directory? https://gist.github.com/6429176da5b5575b58bf00d5b484f7da initially bushes levitra cost walmart pamphlet * Britain said on Thursday that it would allow Chinese firmsto buy stakes in British nuclear power plants and eventuallyacquire majority holdings. The agreement, which comes withcaveats, opens the way for China's fast-growing nuclear industryto play a significant role in Britain's plans to proceed withconstruction of its first new reactor in nearly two decades.()
  15. 43 y2kSB 02 Sep
    perfect design thanks https://gist.github.com/c73f3d0fd3a0be58829de3acd034d8d3 savagely levitra generic cost facilitate physical Many media outlets are discussing how authorities in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, on Saturday were forced to cancel plans to build a state-run nuclear fuel processing plant after three days of peaceful street protests by thousands of residents.
  16. 42 Er77ur 02 Sep
    Could I ask who's calling? https://gist.github.com/96b2c41f3abf38225e748e1d2be3baf0 torch another levitra buy usa boyfriend binary That same year, President Ronald Reagan denounced the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" and the U.S. deployed cruise missiles to Europe, including in Britain. The text also recalls the strength and struggles of the first two World Wars.
  17. 41 nGIreO 02 Sep
    What sort of music do you like? https://gist.github.com/fc3b5412f5eda3e549c109d6f57f5721 disappear discount levitra online admittance S line versions of the A1 are already marked out by exclusive S line exterior styling treatments for the grille, side sills and bumpers, and in S line Style Edition versions the more purposeful stance these create is further enhanced by xenon headlamps with distinctive LED daytime running lights and 17-inch ‘five V-spoke’ alloy wheels with a bicolour finish, which replace the standard 17-inch ‘five twin-spoke’ S line wheels. A bicolour ‘five-arm’ design is also available as a no-cost option.
  18. 40 qC07HM 02 Sep
    I'm about to run out of credit https://gist.github.com/5f1aecdbaf5e5f4e076a982ab1da6af5 loop tome online levitra uk tile ranch In a few of the races most important to the GOP, House Republicans such as Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and perhaps even Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., will be on the front lines against Democrats. In previous races, Cotton and Capito, have depended on the GOP base to win. In a statewide race, independents will play a bigger role.
  19. 39 JPUWY 02 Sep
    Looking for work https://gist.github.com/5f1aecdbaf5e5f4e076a982ab1da6af5 erroneous sue levitra online prescription nephew Within days of returning home, Nasrallah gave a televised speech making it clear that Hezbollah would fight alongside Assad to prevent Syria falling "into the hands" of Sunni jihadi radicals, the United States and Israel. The very survival of the Shi'ites was at stake, he said.
  20. 38 pGCz2 02 Sep
    Through friends https://gist.github.com/9ac3d746ed166efa8c685f19e6590891 golden search cheap generic levitra tease Perry said the refreshed Malibu design was required by thecompetitiveness of the market, and GM would do it again in othersegments if required. He said it would be wrong to call thelaunch of the 2013 Malibu a failure.

Comment

  1. RadEditor - HTML WYSIWYG Editor. MS Word-like content editing experience thanks to a rich set of formatting tools, dropdowns, dialogs, system modules and built-in spell-check.
    RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules
       
    Toolbar's wrapper 
     
    Content area wrapper
    RadEditor's bottom area: Design, Html and Preview modes, Statistics module and resize handle.
    It contains RadEditor's Modes/views (HTML, Design and Preview), Statistics and Resizer
    Editor Mode buttonsStatistics moduleEditor resizer
      
    RadEditor's Modules - special tools used to provide extra information such as Tag Inspector, Real Time HTML Viewer, Tag Properties and other.
       

Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Justice Center
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6344 
Fax: 215-348-6299

www.facebook.com/BucksCoDA
www.twitter.com/BucksDA