January 25, 2011


Union Leader Correspondent
DERRY -- Two men were arrested this weekend after Derry police say officers interrupted a burglary in progress at a local business Saturday.
Thomas Servitelli, 40, and Steven Skibicki Sr., 48, are each facing a single charge of burglary after Saturday’s incident. Servitelli is charged
 additionally with resisting arrest, according to police, and Skibicki will also answer electronic bench warrant charges out of Concord and Goffstown district courts. 

Derry police Capt. Vern Thomas said neither man has a known address. 
At about 1:40 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to reports of a burglar alarm at Merrimack Valley Wood Products on B Street in Derry. The business was closed at the time, but Thomas said an employee met police in front of the building to unlock the door. 
Once inside, Thomas said officers saw Servitelli and Skibicki in the warehouse section of the large building, where many tools and a generator had been collected in a company van parked inside the warehouse.
The two men ran from officers to the rear of the building, where Servitelli crawled through a hole that had been broken out of an external door, Thomas said. Skibicki stopped running inside the building and was apprehended by police. 
Thomas said that Servitelli continued running through the deep snow outside the building but was ultimately stopped by police. 
A bag of burglary tools was found by the rear door of the building, Thomas said. 
Both men were arraigned Monday in Derry District Court and held on $15,000 cash bail pending a probable cause hearing on Feb. 3. 

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