Brothers charged in bridge theft

October 17, 2011 by staff 

Brothers charged in bridge theftBrothers charged in bridge theft, Pennsylvania’s two brothers have been accused of stealing a bridge and the piecemeal sale of a junkyard.

Police say Benjamin Arthur Jones, 24, and William Alexander Jones, 25, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, dismantled a 40 for a 15-foot bridge with a blowtorch to remove parts. Between 16 and September 28, 2011, the brothers stole all the bridge and then the steel sold for 5,000 y.

The owners rarely used bridge that spanned a small stream, finally realized missing and notified police, according to State Police Trooper individual Randolph, who investigated the theft. Scrap yard employees helped police bring the neighbors.

The bridge was once used to access a manufacturing of fireworks, but no longer used regularly. It was owned by the New Castle Development Corporation, located in a wooded area in North Beaver Township, police said.

The brothers face charges of serious crimes such as intentional crime, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy, and are being held on bail and 25,000.

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