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2nd Bridesburg Suspect Arrested in Propane Tank Theft

According to Philly.com last month in the Northeast there were a series of propane tank thefts. Now, a second man has been arrested in relation to those crimes.

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John Ploucher (left) and Stephan Williams (right)/Philadelphia Police

Police said Wednesday, January 6, that 38-year-old John Ploucher of Bridesburg is charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, criminal conspiracy and other related offenses.

On December 29, Stephan Williams, 49, also from Bridesburg was arrested in connection with the crimes.

Items stolen included about three dozen propane tanks and welding equipment from three locations in the Northeast. At first, this caught the attention of counterterrorism officials, but now they police are characterizing the suspects as scrap-metal collectors.

Full article at philly.com
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