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Police Nab Teens Stealing Pipes From Upper Milford Home

Police say they caught two of three juveniles who were taking copper pipes from a Shimerville Road home.

Count this as an apparent victory in the fight against scrap metal thieves.

Police reports have been plentiful in recent years with instances of stolen downspouts, grave markers, copper piping and wiring, and just about anything that can be sold to turn a quick buck. Rashes of these thefts are particularly common in a bad economy, and the thieves can be hard to catch because they often strike in secluded areas.

However, police this week arrested three juveniles at an Upper Milford Township home in an incident that might deter others.

The three boys -- a 17-year-old from Wescosville, a 15-year-old from Emmaus and the other unidentified in age or town -- parked a vehicle on grass by the residence in the 4800 block of Shimerville Road, according to . They entered by smashing a window pane on a rear door.

They began removing copper pieces and took them outside to the vehicle, police said.

Police did not say whether they came across the incident or it was reported, but they arrived in time to capture the first juvenile. The other two ran into woods behind the home. A second juvenile was caught soon after, police said. The third got away.

The initial trooper's car was assisted by state police from Fogelsville and Reading, police said. also assisted.

Police did not provide a damage estimate.

Harold Gooch II with a Tye-Dye Stash July 23, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I absolutely agree with your submission
jim July 25, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Yes, this is probably going to be sealed once they turn 18. That doesn't change the fact that the kids are STUPID! BTW, the "Jason" guy is my older brother-if you have something to say, why don't you go say it to him personnally...
MARK GERALD GOOCH THE NINTH July 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM
ohhhhh jimbo... get outta here. dont act like you were a perfect little teen when you were in high school. Even if you were, that doesn't change the fact that you are both STUPID! ...
MARK GERALD GOOCH THE NINTH July 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Don't even reply I don't wanna hear your nonsense.
Dont worry mark! Im here to back ya up. This guy jim is a real faggot and a half! So is jason the douchewad! Who has their faggot and a half brother throw jibber jabber at me! I WONTT TAKE IT I TELL YA!! Jim ill gladly tell him Maself, ill shove my brown sloppy stash right in his gooch! You guys are really making me hop off my seat now! I need to eat some steamed prunes and take a nice worm sloppy MUD MONKEY! To calm myself down. Sheesh.

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