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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 12, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 20 Bedford november we continuing breaking alarm homeowners other Driver elderly Man killed in crash several area residents have come Home to find their Homes ransacked in recent but the Only one who came face to face with the burglar himself was John Caro of Caro said the incident happened about three weeks he had been gone perhaps 15 not More than when he he went into the living room to sit he heard someone coming Down the Caro he turned towards the stairway and he was practically in front of the intruder asked if the kramers lived Caro recalls asking what difference that what was he doing upstairs the Young Man brushed by and out the front Caro threw a Broom at him As he disappeared Down the Caro chuckles that he broke the Broom the Story circulated that he broke it Over the burglars the Caro had been ransacked during his Brief the Man got and bypassed valuable jewelry lying in the As in some of the reported cases which have alarmed homeowners in recent there seemed to be a conscious search for rather than More valuable and less marketable items although when a room is turned Small items can go the pattern silverware was taken at the Home of de North of guns and other items have been stolen from several properties South of there no formal Liaison Between investigating state Are actively working Only on cases outside the two major and must be called in on Borough five have been reported in Bedford and Everett in the past three the state police have tried for fingerprints in some but there were no patents there is task Force tying the investigations although state police maintain they discuss the cases informally with Borough people with Loose Cash and valuables in the House have been and checking their John Caro Felt the Young Man in his Home was very possibly a local but hidden behind a Mustache and Long there was no obvious attempt at Caro described him As about 56 to with a Stocky build perhaps 180 pounds and around 25 to Caro f Elf the knew of his association with Kramer to account for his question about the but there it could be a common name but not common enough to trip up the burglar who was caught using it As an excuse to be police say they have no operating theory As to who or or whether the break ins Are the work of local or transient or in they Are Rolla a widely respected Orchard operator and farm organization was killed late saturday when his Auto was struck Headon by another just North of Fisher not far from the Chestnut Ridge High school the Driver of the second Douglas of new Paris re remained in critical condition sunday evening in memorial Hospital of Bedford a passenger in the Cogan Jeffrey also of new Paris re was listed in Miller was twice elected president of the Extension association of the and was a member of the executive he was also vice president of the Tri county fruit growers he was Active in the he had begun full time operation of an or Chard about ten years ago after retiring from Sun Miller lived less than a half mile from the scene of the near the North Edge of Fishertown on the Road 56 which proceeds from Fishertown to Chestnut Ridge High the boys had been at a Homecoming dance in the school where a Large crowd had police said the Cogan car was travelling at a High rate of and that it ran off the West berm of the narrow Road before crashing Headon into the Miller which was apparently in its own Miller was authorities declined i comment about whether charges would be police Are not permitted by Law to have blood samples taken from minors to test for alcoholic Content without their parents Cogan suffered a cerebral concussion and a broken right his suffered contusions of the legs and Miller was pronounced dead on arrival at the at 25 minutes after the of a crushed who has lived in the county All his was returning he had at tended a Turkey dinner at the Imler fire Hall and had visited a Friend in the Cogan youth lives not a mile from Millers at the South Edge of Edward of was injured saturday at 9 seven Miles North of Everett on 26 when he attempted to miss a Deer and ran off the state police said that Brandt was travelling North when he avoided the Deer but ran off the Road and hit an he was taken to Bedford Hospital and later transferred to Altoona he is listed in fair condition with head damages to his car were estimated at damage totalled but no one was injured saturday at when a tractor trailer Jackknife two Miles West of Bedford on the operator of the Joseph of re 1 was travelling West when his brakes police the Rig Jack knifed and ran off the Side of the Nasty weather hampers but dam May be done soon three cases dispatched in county court monday Earl Portmess of Hynd Man monday was fined and Cost Sand placed on 11 months probation for malicious mischief at the elites car Hyndman re in action in county Portmess pleaded guilty to the charge of tampering with electrical apparatus at the car he allegedly Tore Loose an electrical meter and steel cover on the East Side of the building imposing of car sought the Driver of a 1964 or 1965 White Chrysler bearing Maryland plates is being sought in connection with an incident at the East end Texaco station wednesday state police said a Man was seen breaking windows out of another car with a piece of pipe or a similar the Man fled in the sentence was and Portmess ordered to make another Daniel Warsing of Hopewell re pleaded guilty to separate charges of Drunken driving and assault and and was fined and Warsing was charged with Drunken driving in Everett Borough and fined of which was in a separate he was charged with assault and Battery against three Young women the same police said he reportedly accelerated and swerved his car at the three women on 30 within the coming within approximately two feet of hitting he was or dered to pay Delbert von Weyant of new Paris re 1 monday pleaded guilty to Drunken driving in Napier township and was fined and we were delayed two weeks but Well finish the dam next week weather per said Dick Brum superintendent of construction that will dam up the Ray town Branch through Bedford Brumbaugh said Friday the dam would have been finished by now except that heavy Rains and High Waters have hampered he reported his Crew has Only been Able to work a total of five Days on the project due to inclement Brumbaugh said that the which is a Concrete Structure surrounded by rip rap a Limestone is about two thirds about one third still remains in the coffer the coffer dam a temporary dirt buildup on the River helps keep out water while the dam is being the coffer dam extends a Little Over the main portion of the Concrete new Enterprise Stone and the company in charge of constructing the must dig a ditch out in the Middle of the coffer area in order to put the Concrete finally they must take out the extra dirt along the Side of the coffer and put the rip rap foun Dation with the bad weather and High Waters this Type of construction had to be Brumbaugh Bill fish said that the Stream will be stocked with Trout sometime in late Bedford county youth jailed on drug charge an re 3 Bedford youth was in county jail in lieu of Bond thursday after he was arrested on drug charges in Bedford Borough wednesday state police said George was observed smoking a pipe containing he was arrested on Penn across from the Post taken before Justice Cyril Kauffman waived a preliminary hearing and was police police said trooper Jack specially trained for narcotics saw the youth smoking the pipe and noted suspicious motions and they added that burning marijuana has a distinctive Kauffman was charged with violation of the device and cosmetic passersby witnessed police frisking the police said they found marijuana in his 25 crash victim dead Shirley of West Virginia died tuesday at 2 at Altoona general Hospital As the result of injuries sustained in an Auto Accident on 25 on the Turnpike two Miles West of Ozga was a passenger in her husbands when the mishap their westbound Auto was struck broadside when a car jumped the guardrails and slammed into Hospital officials termed the cause of death As cerebral and brain Stem Christmas seals arriving soon Bedford and Fulton county residents will be receiving approximately letters containing Christmas seals in coming the tuberculosis and respiratory disease association depends on contributions from its Christmas Seal Campaign to sponsor its free xray ser health and contributions to medical and social

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