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North Side men charged with theft, drug crimes

| Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 10:12 p.m.

Two North Side men are accused of stealing electrical service from a neighbor and using the power for a marijuana grow lab.

Tomas Nemcok, 22, and Michal Nemcok, 24, were charged with theft of services, causing or risking a catastrophe and drug crimes after the grow lab was found at their home on Soilar Avenue in the Spring Hill-City View neighborhood, Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Tuesday.

Police did not say if the men are related.

City police and arson investigators obtained the search warrant Monday night after they saw the dilapidated electrical wiring that was held together by duct tape running from the basement of one home to the other.

The officers found bullet holes in the walls of the Nemcok home as well as numerous computers, marijuana plants, a gun, cash and pills, Richard said. A space heater was found in operation next to a can of paint thinner, she said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Jan. 31.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at mhasch@tribweb.com.

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