Employee of Niles factory charged with receiving stolen property
A 38-year-old Mahoning Avenue man will be arraigned today on a receiving-stolen-property charge after police arrested him Saturday near BRT Extrusions, 1818 North Main Street, carrying copper pipe.
A 38-year-old Mahoning Avenue, Niles, man will be arraigned today in Niles Municipal Court on a receiving stolen property charge after police arrested him at 11:59 a.m. Saturday near BRT Extrusions, 1818 North Main Street, carrying copper pipe.
Police were called to the plant after a witness spotted someone leaving the plant on a bicycle and called 911.
Police apprehended George W. Fryer at West Margaret Street and North Main with copper items with him. The items were returned to the plant. Police also followed bicycle tracks to a trash receptacle at the plant.
A manager at BRT said Fyer worked at the plant. The copper Fryer had was not scrap and may have been “stashed” under the trash receptacle for later retrieval.
The material taken was “crane rail buss” and is valuable, though it was now damaged and unusable, the manager said.
Fryer was booked at the Niles Police Department on the charge and released on a summons to appear in court today.