Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bridge to Jail

Remember that bridge that was stolen in western Pennsylvania? Well, they caught the two guys who pulled off the heist.

Surprisingly, the paper out of Elmira has a more complete story than the one linked above from Pittsburgh which is much nearer Beaver County.
Police allege that Benjamin Arthur Jones, 24, and Alexander William Jones, 25, of New Castle, used a blowtorch to break up the 50-foot long by 20-foot wide Covert's Crossing Bridge between Sept. 27 and Oct. 5.

They face felony charges of criminal mischief, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.

Authorities allege in the criminal complaint that the brothers sold 31,000 pounds of steel grate and I-beams and received $5,179 for the scrap, or approximately 16.5 cents per pound.

They were arrested after the recycling company contacted police.

Ya gotta love this line:
"It's something you don't expect to lose," New Castle Development Co. spokesman Gary Bruce told the New Castle News.
Jeez! Ya think!

The Pittsburgh paper does include this little Halloweenish tidbit, however:
Some people in Lawrence County believe Covert's Crossing might have been haunted. The historical society, in a video about haunted spots in the county, says some residents claim that a beautifully dressed woman haunts the bridge on prom night.

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