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Gilpin man accused of throwing block at parked police car

| Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

An Armstrong County man is accused of hurling a cement block onto the windshield of a parked police car on Friday before calmly sitting down on the steps of the Leechburg police station and telling officers he wanted to go to jail.

Ryan Verner, 19, of 127 Beatty Road, Gilpin, is accused of damaging Leechburg's unmarked police car about 6:30 p.m. when it was parked outside the borough police station on Market Street. "Based upon the crimes that Verner committed, his wishes were able to be met," a Leechburg officer wrote in a criminal complaint.

Verner was taken before Rural Valley District Judge Samuel Goldstrohm for arraignment on charges of criminal mischief, institutional vandalism, disorderly conduct and obstructing administration of law.

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