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Theft charges filed against Baldwin Borough councilman

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 3:42 p.m.
 

A Baldwin Borough councilman will face charges for stealing half a cubic yard of mulch from a municipal park to augment the flower bed adjacent to his home.

Baldwin police charged 18-year Councilman John “Butch” Ferris, 68, with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property on Thursday, after he admitted to taking industrial grade mulch from Colewood Park because he couldn't find a similar color available in stores. The charges were filed by summons, police Chief Michael Scott said.

Ferris, who chairs the borough's public works committee, publically apologized at a council meeting Tuesday for the theft. He returned the $11 in mulch to borough police this week, he said.

“I shouldn't have done it. It's not my mulch. It's your mulch,” Ferris told residents in attendance at the council meeting.

 

 

 
 


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