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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - April 3, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Titter combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 174th year 33 april 1987 uses 04772000 single copy 35 cents six three sought in county drug cases state police arrested six persons monday As part of a drug investigation that included purchases of co Ltd and marijuana by under cover agents and informants last picked up on warrants were William and his of Bedford re 6 Jef Fery of Hopewell Kyler Hopewell re 2 Merle of and a 17year old juvenile from the Hopewell warrants were issued for three More people who police said were out of state on monday morning when officers from Hollidaysburg and Huntingdon made the the three were not the arrests followed what was described As a nine month investigation by the Region 5 strike Force of the state some of the defendants were taken to Huntingdon county after their arrests for arrangements on charges police said the Street value of the Ltd Lyser Gic acid Dieth olamide bought was police purchased it for the Ltd was in the form of blotter tabs Small pieces of paper on which the hallucinogenic drug was placed in liquid form it dries on the the Street value of cocaine bought during the investigation was and the marijuana according to the Dierling and Barton were arraigned before District Justice Cyril Barton was jailed in lieu of Bond on four counts of drug violations and three of the charges involve sales of 75 Grams of marijuana in one Case and 72 in plus Sale of of a Gram of the incidents occurred in March and april of 1986 in Bedford Borough and Bedford the Dierling were released on Bond after Dierl ing was charged with one count of possessing Grams of marijuana and 14 tabs of Ltd last Dierling was charged for violations on three All in in one he was charged with school officials and guests Hustle to get out of the rain monday morning after a Brief groundbreaking ceremony for Northern be Fords elementary to be constructed on land adjacent to the High school in from left Here Are architect Robert suckling of Altoona project superintendent Jack Barton of Hopewell re 1 Tom president of Maurice Lawruk builders of general contractor school Board member Glenn Ritchey in hooded Board vice president Dave Long Board members Dean Brumbaugh and Robert shoplifters plague businesses by Terry Kanari staff writer several area businesses Are suf Fering at the hands of and merchants say that the honest consumer often ends up paying for the financial although the seriousness of retail theft varies from store to businesses surveyed by the Gazette agreed that shoplifting always has and always will be a pro Blem As Long As some people fail to realize the Gravity of the in sick and tired of complained Jerry owner of jerrys Market in according to the retail theft at his store has turned from bad to worse and he is puzzled by that in hit every he complain its like a recalling a recent Mowry said a Young woman entered his store with an empty bag and walked around without buying on her Way she was apprehended with a bag full of unpaid she was prosecuted for retail it definitely is getting out of said who estimated he lost thousands of dollars last year from i dont know whats going he its getting worse every Bill manager of Riverside in Bedford said retail theft is a serious at certain he estimated Riverside to have lost a month from visible signs of retail theft in the store Arent hard to he empty boxes Are often easily found on shelves and on the Thomas manager of the Bedford giant echoed similar he labelled shoplifting in this area As More serious than what is widely people think it the problem Doest Imgrund he stressed that it and it gets worse during times of High Mark manager of Thrift drug in the Bedford and Glenna manager of Rea Derick in said a new form of retail theft is beginning to they complained of customers removing up Universal pricing code symbols from a purchased packages in order to submit them for rebates and refunds on certain on Page 8 shoplifting punishable crime shoplifting is a serious a person is guilty of retail theft if takes Possession of or car Ries away any merchandise or offered for Sale by any retail establishment without paying for according to the Pennsylvania crimes retail theft goes beyond actual any person who transfers or removes any Price tag or any other marking from a product with the intention of paying less than the actual value is guilty of retail theft upon Transfer of merchandise from one Container to another with the intent to deprive the merchant of All or some part of the full retail value is also a criminal upon shoplifters become guilty of a Mise Meanor or felony depending on prior prior to actual trial or entry of All defendants 16 years and older accused of shoplifting will be according to the crimes the fingerprinting is done by municipal or state after the fingerprints Are sent to the Penn Sylvania state police Headquarters to determine if the defendant is a repeat such action is necessary for the District Justice who needs such information for the purpose of grading the according to the crimes retail theft constitutes a offence when the of sense is a first one and the value of the stolen product is less than maxium penalty 90 Days in jail Fine of the second degree when the offence is a second one and the value of the Merchan Dise is less than maximum penalty two years in jail and Fine of the first degree when the offence is a first or subsequent and the value of the merchandise is or maximum penalty five years jail and of the third degree when the offence is a third or subsequent on Page 8 Fri with the intent to 200 tabs of Ltd in another 100 the third incident involved the same Ltd and marijuana that his wife was charged with two persons were arraigned before District Justice Charles Guyer for drug sales that occurred in Broad top teeters was jailed in lieu of Bond for sales to an informant on three last he allegedly sold Grams of cocaine for on june teeters and an co conspirator sold 98 tabs of Ltd for and on june sold 998 tabs for Wallace was in lieu of Bond on two drug violation charges and one of criminal he apparently was the co conspirator with teeters in the May Sale of Grams of Wallace and Barton were taken to Huntingdon county after their arraignments in Hopewell to face similar charges against the juvenile were on Page 8 slay suspect was on parole Carlisle local police said wednesday they have some leads on the whereabouts of a Man wanted for killing a former Bedford county warrants were issued for Steven charging him with the murder of Brenda formerly of new Paris re Irvin has served time in prison for a previous assault and was on state parole at the time of the Oldhams body was found in her Carlisle Pike apartment saturday morning she had died of Blunt Force injuries to the head sometime within the previous 24 Irvin was identified As Oldhams he had been staying at the woman apartment for the past several according to reports in the Carlisle Sentinel neighbors told reporters they heard the couple arguing on Oldham was the assistant manager of hardens in the hardens there is owned by the same Bedfor based business group that holds the Bedford Oldham had worked at the bed Ford hardens from the time it opened in september 1982 until moving to Carlisle about two years she secured the Carlisle Job through her Bedford a restaurant spokesman Irvin was originally from Oklahoma it want known How Long he lived in the Carlisle the Sentinel reported that Irvin was charged in 1984 with attempted attempted indecent assault and a number of other according to court in june 1985 he pleaded guilty in Cumberland county court to two charges of aggravated burglary and criminal he was sentenced to spend two to six years in prison for the and was paroled july after serving half of the minimum Irvin apparently met Oldham after although it was not known How they became a Irvin also had a rented room at the Cloverleaf Motel in Dauphin Between Carlisle and according to Oldhams car was found at the Motel a crowbar was recovered in the along with articles of clothing that police said had suspicious which they Felt May be blood the articles were sent to a lab for murder suspect caught a fugitive wanted for the murder of a former Bedford county woman was arrested in Oklahoma and extradition proceedings started to return him to Penn Fri agents arrested Steven Eugene of Carlisle in a movie theater he had been sought by Cumberland county authorities since March when the body of Brenda was found in her Carli sle Silver Spring township police filed criminal homicide charges against Irvin on March at the they said they thought he was still in the Carlisle Harrisburg area but warrants were forwarded to Oklahoma in Case he returned there a Federal warrant was issued for Irvin in Harrisburg on March 25 charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for Irvin was arraigned before a magistrate in Oklahoma City on he was remanded to the custody of who turned him Over to Oklahoma authorities to await Silver Spring township police Sai extradition proceedings would begin Silver Spring township who Are in charge of the i Vestiga said wednesday they had nothing new on the whereabouts of police did say they had some leads relating to possible sightings and were following up on information about other people who knew they indicated it is possible the Man May surface in that it was thought that Irvin May have hitchhiked after leaving the motorists around Carlisle were warned about the Man Over the and bus and train terminals were information about the fugitive also was forwarded to police in Case he attempted to head Back Everett to review District age policy area merchants Are that shoplifting has become a serious and they say honest customers dont Realise the magnitude of the problem or that the thievery can result in higher shoplifters May take anything from huh Legum to High priced electronic the people in these supermarket photographs Are not shoplifters they agreed to help illustrate How shoplifting can by David oilman staff writer the Everett area school District will review its retirement policy because two teachers who have reached the mandatory retire ment age want to continue the Board was set to allow Helen Hedrick and Wynn Edith Ritchey to continue working past the districts mandatory retirement age of then decided to postpone action on their when the item came up at thurs Day nights meeting of the Everett area school attorney Gordon the hoards advised the Hoard to review the District retirement age policy that was adopted in 1979that policy established a mandatory retirement age of but recent Federal Law bars age discrimination and in effect makes mandatory retirement policies superintendent Rodney Kuhns asked the Board to direct that the policy be reviewed and action on the two teachers requests be taken action on the teachers re if any if will be taken at a later the in other awarded the food service contract to custom management As Kuhns had who had previously registered his objections to bidding the reviewed bids from custom and canteen the school Board and the students All seemed to favor la at thursdays meeting Chris College presented a petition signed by 112 students favor tip retention of continued m Page 8

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