A dropped receipt from a fast-food restaurant was a crucial clue in helping police track down a suspect in a burglary last December who was also wanted for dealing drugs, officials said.
Eric Danbar was arrested for breaking into a home in the 2400 block of Mountain Road, Moore Twp., Northampton Co., just before midnight on Dec. 8, 2012, and selling methamphetamine to a confidential police source on Nov. 28, officials said.
A receipt dated 11:04 a.m. Dec. 8 from a McDonald's in Wind Gap, Northampton Co., was found at the scene of the Moore Twp. burglary, officials said.
On Dec. 13, police identified Danbar's Dodge Ram pickup after viewing McDonald's drive-thru surveillance video for Dec. 8, and the next day they located the truck at Danbar's home at 265 Monocacy Drive, Moore Twp., while Greg Vosper was removing items from it, officials said.
After Vosper was taken into custody because of an outstanding warrant in Pen Argyl, Northampton Co., he told police that he and Danbar broke into an enclosed porch of the house on Mountain Road, but left with nothing after they set off an alarm, officials said.
The owner of the home reported in January that it cost her $726.89 to replace a window and frame damaged in the break-in, officials said.
Danbar, 42, was arraigned Friday night on charges of burglary, conspiracy, criminal trespass and loitering and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $45,000 bail, according to court documents.
Danbar was also arraigned Friday night on drug possession and gun charges, officials said.
While selling meth to the police source in November, Danbar said he paid $34,000 for a pound of the drug, and on Jan. 11, police raided Danbar's home and found meth and cocaine, as well as drug packaging materials, officials said.
A Remington 760 rifle was also seized, officials said, adding that Danbar was not allowed to possess firearms because of an aggravated assault conviction.
Bail was set at $55,000 on the drug and gun charges, court papers show.
A preliminary hearing on all charges Danbar is facing is set 10 a.m. March 11.