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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:02

June 20, 2012

For love of the game

READING, Pa. - Police say a man partially paralyzed from a shock suffered while stealing copper from an electrical substation faces charges he helped another man in a recent rash of similar thefts.

Authorities in Berks County say Harris Wilkinson lost use of his arm after a high-voltage shock last year. They tell the Reading Eagle they didn't file charges then, figuring his injuries were punishment enough.

But now investigators say he helped another man in a series of break-ins at Met-Ed substations in the county.

Wilkinson allegedly went with Maurice Ohlinger on most of his 19 thefts between April 19 and May 4. Police say Ohlinger asked for Wilkinson's help after learning how he was injured.

Both men face theft and related charges and are being held in Berks County prison.

TME Overcoming his disability to continue doing what he loves how inspirational.

Published in Weird National Briefs
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:59

June 6, 2012

Aiding an investigation

LA MESA, Calif. - Police say they followed a trail of discarded food wrappers to track down four people accused of stealing from a Little League snack bar.

La Mesa Police Sgt. Colin Atwood tells U-T San Diego that police were called late Thursday about noise at the Rolando Little League snack bar in Rolando Park. Atwood says officers followed a trail of empty cookie, chip and Cheetos packages for about two blocks to a home where more snacks were found in a car.

Atwood says officers found more Little League property, including a cash register, inside the home. He says one man, two women and a girl were arrested for investigation of burglary.

La Mesa is about 10 miles northeast of San Diego.

TME The sign out front that says 'We stole stuff!' might have been overkill.

Published in Weird National Briefs

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