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By The Valley Independent
Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, 11:19 p.m.

Southwest Regional Police have made one arrest and are seeking two more suspects following a “theft spree” of numerous metal objects from residences in Newell on the morning of July 27.

Jesse James Clark, 25, of 104 East Third St., Grindstone, was arrested Friday and charged with the following: two felony counts of theft by unlawful taking and criminal conspiracy, five counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of loitering and prowling at night and three counts of criminal tresspass.

Two other suspects remain at-large, police said.

Police said the thefts occured around 4 a.m. at two residences in the 100 block of First Street and at another in the 400 block of Cassin Avenue.

Among the objects stolen were scaffolding, an extension ladder, boat propeller, work bench vise, white aluminum siding, a water meter, copper wiring, three I-beams, five stainless steel sinks and assorted scrap metal.

Clark was arraigned Friday afternoon before Magisterial District Judge Jesse Cramer in Belle Vernon and remanded to Fayette County Prison in leiu of $2,500 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20 in front of Cramer.

Anyone with information on the thefts is urged to contact Southwest Regional Police at 724-929-8484 or by private message on Facebook at Southwest Reg Pd.

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