By Melissa Klaric
Herald Staff Writer
A Greenville woman who admitted to stabbing her boyfriend on Saturday told police he broke into two homes earlier that night, police said.
Justin H. Gulentz was charged with burglary, theft, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief in the break-ins that happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Lois I. Aley, 31, of 96 Clarksville St., told police that Gulentz, 29, of South Wood Street, Greenville, bragged about trashing her neighbor’s home.
After that, she said, he had her drive him to another home where she watched him break in through the front door and enter, police said.
According to police reports, the victim of the burglaries was in the process of moving from Clarksville Street to Wilbur Street in the borough and had belongings in both homes.
Aley said Gulentz kept complaining that night about alleged drug activity at the neighbor’s home, police said.
Gulentz damaged the door, a stereo, drywall and other parts of the home on Clarksville Street and stole a flat screen TV and Xbox game console from the Wilbur Street home worth a total of $850, police said.
Less than an hour after the alleged break-ins, at 11:19 p.m., Greenville-West Salem Township police arrived at Aley’s home in response to a reported stabbing.
Police said Aley told them that she and Gulentz were arguing and she stabbed him with a kitchen knife because he got in her face during the argument. She told police he had beaten her in the past and she didn’t want to take it any more, police said.
Aley was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the stabbing. She was taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16.
When police interviewed Gulentz, they said he was highly agitated at the drug activity he said was going on at the neighbor’s home and mentioned he was going to take matters into his own hands.
Gulentz said he would give police information on the drug activity, but they probably wouldn’t be able to do anything about it, police said.
Court records show that Gulentz was previously convicted of a slew of charges including criminal trespassing, causing a catastrophe and indecent assault with a person younger than age 16.
Gulentz is awaiting arraignment on the latest charges.