Arrests Crime Identify Law Enforcement Polk County

Stolen Property Located, Suspects Sought

On June 26, 2020, a Haulmark 16′ tandem axle trailer and Knudson 1770 Gutter Machine were stolen out of Rutherford County. Both were located and recovered in Mill Spring, North Carolina, on July 9.

Detective Ellenburg secured warrants on Joseph Anthony Pavelko and Melissa Cooper Philbeck.  The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information on their location. 

Joseph Anthony Pavelko is a 43 year old white male with a last known address being in South Carolina. Joseph Pavelko is also known as Joseph Terranova, Dominic Heart, and Dominic Page.  Joseph Pavelko has a criminal history with addresses associated with him in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Connecticut.

Pavelko has been charged with two counts of Felony Larceny, Breaking and Entering, and Injury to Personal Property.

Melissa Cooper Philbeck is a 45 year white female with a last known address being in Cleveland County.

Melissa Cooper Philbeck has been charged with two counts of Felony Larceny, Breaking and Entering, and Injury to Personal Property.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Ellenburg with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office (828)286-2911, (828)287-6247, or Rutherford County Crime Stoppers at (828)286-TIPS(8477).