Graffiti Artists Foul Ground Near Point State Park Fowl

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A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its neighborhoods labeled. For use primarily in the list of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pittsburgh police this morning arrested a man for spray-painting graffiti near the giant rubber duck currently floating in the Allegheny River at Point State Park.

The 40-foot-tall rubber duck, which arrived in Pittsburgh last week, was not damaged.

A security guard stationed to monitor the floating faux water fowl told police he thought he heard a spray can hit the ground and then saw two people spraying on the sidewalk, according to a news release from police spokeswoman Diane Richard.

Both people ran, but police later caught Ryan Sigesmund, 34, whose address they did not know.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/grafitti-artists-foul-ground-near-near-point-state-park-fowl-705820/#ixzz2gckkdtcL

Arrest Made In Wissinoming House Collapse

Police say a neighborhood man stole copper piping from a vacant home in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia, causing a natural gas leak and explosion that leveled the two-story house Saturday afternoon.

Michael Migliaccio, 35, was arrested later that night.

The house on the 4700 block of East Howell Street had been vacant for about a year, and was for sale, according to Philadelphia police.

No major injuries were reported in the collapse.  A fire department dispatcher said crews are still excavating the home to make sure there was no one inside.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20130708_Arrest_made_in_Wissinoming_house_collapse.html#Gm5RLYxgOBs1Sdzm.99

2 Caught Stealing Game Commission Wire In Berks, Police Say

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Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two men had carted four large rolls of wire to a vehicle at the Port Clinton Fire Tower in eastern Berks County on Thursday when state police arrived and arrested them, police said.

Edward M. Matalavage, 36, of New Ringgold and Rayan M. Navitsky, 34, of Tamaqua were charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into a building and stealing the government-owned wire.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-p-berks-fire-tower-wire-burglary-20121013,0,480612.story