New Castle News


May 16, 2013

Men riding four-wheelers help catch burglar suspects

NEW CASTLE — Two men on four-wheelers helped New Castle police catch two Remacor burglary suspects.

Brian John Scott, 26, and Charles John Mulroy II, 32, both of New Galilee, are accused of breaking in through a hole in Remacor’s fence to steal about 200 feet of wiring, phone line and pipe around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police said they have recovered those materials.

According to police, two men riding on a dirt trail saw the suspects behind Remacor in West Pittsburg with cut wire and copper piping. They called the Taylor Township fire chief, who called police.

The witnesses said they had watched the suspects for awhile and when they confronted the pair, were told they were fishing. The suspects then got into their vehicle and drove up the trail without the wiring, but stopped short of the exit and got out, the witnesses told police.

An officer hiding in the area saw the suspects walk toward the end of the trail, look around, then head back down the trail.

The two witnesses saw the suspects get back into the Jeep and park near the cut area of the fence, where they had left the wiring and pipe. One of the witnesses had photographed the items with his cell phone and emailed it to police.

The witnesses said that when the suspects went back up the trail again, the wiring was missing from the where it had been.

Police arrested both men and impounded the Jeep. They are obtaining a warrant to search it.

Both Scott and Mulroy are charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and defiant trespass.

They were arraigned by District Judge Jennifer L. Nicholson, who set bond at $2,500 each.

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