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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2010

This photo provided by the Newark police department shows part of the evidence collected after the arrest of the alleged "Shoe Burglar" Walter J. Rubincan who was arrested by Newark police Friday Jan. 29, 2010 on 25 counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree, 77 counts of Theft, and 15 counts of Criminal Mischief. Police say the burglar searched the bedrooms and makes off with men's shoes and photographs of men. (AP Photo/Newark Del. Police Department) (Associated Press)

Shoe thief suspect nabbed in Newark

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Newark Police have arrested a 46-year-old man they say is responsible for the theft of thousands of shoes after recovering much of the stolen property at the suspect's house. Walter J. Rubincan of Newark was arrested Friday. He is charged with…

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Gunman threatens bail bondsman

A man accused of trying to steal an ATM last fall was arrested today after a bail bond company employee said he pointed a gun at her. George W. Butrick, 32, pulled a 9mm Ruger handgun on a woman who works at Angel's Bail Bonds,…

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Buyer turned burglar gets 10 years

A Stevens County man who posed as a home buyer, then burglarized the house as the seller vacationed with his family, will spend 10 years in prison.Aaron Leigh, 32, was sentenced last week in Stevens County Superior Court to 80 months for residential burglary, to…

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