36 year old Peter Naperkowski of Nicholson Street, Wilkes-Barre was sought out by Bob after he saw a report of a convenience store robbery and recognized the suspect’s name. Matter of fact, he knew the exact address of the wanted man and drove by there Wednesday night. The only problem was that the front porch light was of at that time.
“I shined a light in on the porch and he was there,” Kadluboski said. “I thought he was going for a weapon so I pointed my pistol at him and told him, I said, ‘I’ll blow your brains out.'”
The fugitive yelled out that he was unarmed and opened the door for Bob. Naperkpwski then got on the ground while Bob restrained hit by sitting on the robber’s back. Bob said that for some reason the wanted man appeared to be very calm at the time. Bob waited with his weapon drawn and aimed properly as he called the police to let them make the arrest.
Police records show that Peter Naperkowski was wanted for theft, robbery, receiving stolen property, simple assault, and reckless endangerment. He was also wanted for the attempted purchase of a controlled substance. There was also two retail thefts that he was connected to.
In one case Sept. 27, Naperkowski is accused of trying to steal a $500 Dyson vacuum cleaner from Beiter’s Home Center. Employees chased Naperkowski and detained him after he lost his shoes and fell to the ground while running to a waiting vehicle, according to a police affidavit.
Wilkes-Barre Township police charged him with felony retail theft, noting Naperkowski has 18 prior convictions for retail theft, plus numerous other pending cases.
Magisterial District Judge Joseph Zola arraigned Naperkowski in that case and the robbery Thursday morning, setting his bail at $85,000.