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State College Police Make Movement on Car Break-Ins; Creamery Manager Reports Harassing Phone Calls

by on August 14, 2012 3:47 PM

The State College Police have made arrests on 53 percent of the 55 car break-ins reported between June and mid-August in College Township.

While the total is up from last summer's 37 reports, police said they have been able to recover what was stolen or hold the individuals involved accountable in more than half of the incidents this summer. 

Almost all of the thefts were from unlocked vehicles and items lifted include electronics such as iPods and laptops and other items like wallets and backpacks. 

Two 15-year-old juveniles have been identified and are currently being held in a juvenile detention center while police file charges in connection to the recent rash of car break-ins. They could be held responsible for at least a dozen break-ins, police said. 

Meanwhile, a man was cited and will be fined for harassing phone calls he made to a Berkey Creamery manager regarding Peachy Paterno ice cream. 

At 7:08 p.m. Monday, a man who identified himself as a manager at the Creamery said he was receiving phone calls from a man who disparaged him regarding his religious beliefs, used profanity and called him a "pedophile enabler."

Police did not release any identifying information regarding the man who reported receiving the phone calls.

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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