Men Allegedly Try to Scrap High School Bleachers

Trail of scrap metal leads cops to nearby neighborhood

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012  |  Updated 2:36 PM EDT
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A trail of metal bits led police to two men who they say attempted to scrap metal from football bleachers at Highland Regional High School.

Gloucester Township police say they were called to the school on Erial Road in Blackwood Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. after school employees reported seeing two men trying to take metal from under the bleachers and loading it into carry-on airplane luggage.

When officers arrived they didn’t find the alleged thieves but they did find a trail of metal scraps leading to a hole in the fence that led to the nearby Highland Park neighborhood, according to a press release from township police.

Cops say they searched the neighborhood and eventually wound up at a home on the unit block of Springlane Drive that had carry-on luggage packed on the front yard.

Police arrested Joseph Weber, 31, of Springlane Drive and Joshua Clark, 23, of the 1400 block of Scott Avenue in Lindenwold, N.J.

Both men were charged with theft, criminal mischief and trespassing and released, police said.


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