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New Hope and Solebury police blotter: copper thefts in both towns, same day; man steals giant wreath on camera


New Hope police and fire investigate scene Jan. 9 (Photo: Charlie Sahner)

Information supplied by law enforcement. All subjects considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

New Hope Police:

Dec. 28, 2013 –  At 8:57 a.m. the owner of a West Bridge Street establishment reported to police that, at some time during the overnight hours, three copper downspouts, valued at $200, had been removed from the side of the building.

Dec. 28, 2013 –  At 10:42 p.m. Police cited Brice Horwath, 37, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness, after he created a disturbance on Old York Road.

Dec. 31, 2013 –  At 3:05 p.m. an employee of a South Main Street business reported to police that, at 1:57 a.m. that morning, someone had removed an eight-foot wreath from the side of the building. The theft was captured by a security camera, and shows a white male, with short dark hair, in his early 20’s, wearing a dark jacket, removing the wreath and dragging it towards East Ferry Street.

Solebury Township Police

Theft reports – On Dec. 28, 2013, this department received three reports concerning the theft of copper from residents along Upper York Road, Upper Mountain Road and Stony Hill Road. All thefts occurred during the overnight hours in December. Numerous sections of downspouts and gutters were removed from each house. We ask that if anyone is seen or heard during the night time hours around your residence to contact 911 or 215-348-7400. If your house has copper downspouts or gutters, we ask that you take extra measures in securing the piping to the dwelling. Residential security cameras would assist us as well if any activity occurs around your house.

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