Police: 2 Men Pretending To Fish At Night Were Stealing Copper Wire

GLENWILLARD, Pa. (AP) – Police say two men pretending to be fishing at night were really stealing copper wire and other metals from a riverside marine salvage company in western Pennsylvania.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for 42-year-old David Schweitzer, of Aliquippa, and 39-year-old George Renolds, of Crescent Township, where River Salvage Co. is based along the shore of the Ohio River.

That’s where township police say they caught the men in a canoe about 2:30 a.m. May 31. Police say the men were also dirty from head to toe and had used wire-cutters to snip a power line connected to some barge equipment.

The men face a July 30 preliminary hearing on theft charges.

Police tell the Beaver County Times the men even bought poles and fishing licenses to cover up the thefts.


More Local News
Follow Us On Twitter
Join The Conversation on Facebook

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Bringing You The Best in Sports Talk Radio
Download And Win Today!

Listen Live