PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say a couple of thieves took to the water to steal supplies from a company in Franklin, Venango County.

On Friday, residents reported seeing two men on a kayak floating down French Creek, stopping at Franklin Industries — and removing steel from the property.

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Police Located 22-year-old Joseph Ketcham and 30-year-old Daniel Ketcham, both of Meadville, and a 15-year-old juvenile who allegedly unloaded the steel at the edge of the creek bed.

The trio was loading the kayak and the stolen goods into a trailer.

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Police took all three into custody.

But later that day, after being released, Ketcham allegedly returned to retrieve the steel.

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This time, officers pulled him over, and arrested him again for theft and receiving stolen property.


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