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MUNCHIES LINKS MAN TO BURGLARIES

CHEYENNE, WYOMING (AP)- A half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich found at the scene led Wyoming police to arrest a burglary suspect.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Zachery Munoz has pleaded not guilty to three counts of burglary.

Cheyenne police say someone on three separate occasions in September stole power tools and equipment from a business.  In the first case, police say they found a half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich at the scene.  They dubbed the suspect the “PB&J burglar.”

Police say subsequent DNA testing done at the Wyoming State Crime Lab linked 26-year-old Munoz to the sandwich.

He entered a plea earlier this month, and his trial is scheduled for February.

SWINGING IN

SPRINGWOOD, AUSTRALIA- A woman caught driving with a children’s swing set mounted on her car roof will face a drunk driving charge in Beenleigh Magistrates Court.

In a post to the Queensland Police blog, Sergeant Paul Lehfeldt reported that Springwood Police were called to the intersection of Victoria Street and Station Road, at about 3 pm after residents stopped a woman suspected of drunk driving.

“One of the clues that tipped them off was the children’s swing set wedged on to the roof of the vehicle,” he said.

“Local residents claimed that the driver allegedly lost control of her vehicle driving into the back yard of a house where she then ploughed straight through the children’s swing set lodging it securely to the vehicle’s roof.

“It’s a confronting picture and one could only imagine what could have happened if it was 3 pm with kids playing on the swings instead of 3 am.”

It is alleged that the 38-year-old motorist provided a breath test reading of.188, four times over the legal limit.

REAL LIFE GRINCH

NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE (AP)- Police say a man accused of stealing Christmas gifts and ornaments in a New Hampshire home break-in might not have escaped up the chimney like the Grinch, but was found on his rooftop.

Police say they got a call from a Nashua homeowner who told them his back door had been kicked in and there was an unknown man in his house.  They say the homeowner confronted the man, who fled with the gifts and ornaments.

They say a short time later they found and arrested Carl Kirsch, who was hiding on his roof a couple of blocks away.

Kirsch has been charged with burglary.  He was in custody and couldn’t be reached for comment before arraignment.  It’s unknown if he has a lawyer who could comment for him.

FROZEN FAKE

HUDSON, NEW YORK (AP)- Police in New York broke a car window to rescue a woman who turned out to be an extremely realistic mannequin.

The unusual incident happened in the morning in the city of Hudson.

The Times Union of Albany reports that a caller told police there was an elderly woman “frozen to death” in a parked car.

Officers rushed to the scene and found what appeared to be a woman sitting in a car’s front passenger seat wearing an oxygen mask.

A sergeant busted a rear window, opened the door and discovered that the woman was a realistic mannequin.

The car owner arrived and said he uses the dummy for his job selling medical training aids.

The police chief says the owner was “incredulous” that police broke the window to rescue the mannequin.

REHAB ROBBERY

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA (AP)- Police say a Philadelphia man signed himself out of a Chester County drug and alcohol rehab center, took a cab to a nearby bank and robbed it using a note scribbled on his discharge papers.

Twenty-five-year-old Jamal Goodwin was arrested and charged with robbery, theft and other offenses stemming from the holdup at Malvern Federal Savings Bank.

Police say Goodwin took just over $5,000 in cash before fleeing in a Main Line Taxi cab.

Unfortunately for Goodwin, police say he left behind a gym bag containing $2,700 worth of the stolen money in the cab along with his wallet and driver’s license.  Also in the car were two sweatshirts that a bank teller said belonged to the robber.

It’s unclear if Goodwin has an attorney who could comment.

THE CURSE OF THE BLACK CAT

EPHRATA, PENNSYLVANIA (AP)- A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive.

The Ephrata Police Department posted on its Facebook page that officers were searching for Jonathan Michael Steffy last month over an outstanding bench warrant.

They found the 23-year-old in a backyard, but he fled.  As they searched the area, one officer noticed a black cat in a nearby yard staring intently at a shed.  The officer checked that shed, but it was empty.  The officer again saw the cat, and it became apparent it was staring at a different shed behind the officer.

The officer opened that shed and found Steffy.

Police say their thankful for any crime-fighting help, “whether human or feline!”

It wasn’t clear if Steffy has an attorney.

NO CLEAN GETAWAY

ABSECON, NEW JERSEY (AP)- Police say twin brothers stole 180 bars of soap from a New Jersey supermarket, but weren’t able to make a clean getaway.

Absecon police say Kenny and Lenny Stewart dumped 30 six-packs of Dove soap into a large bag and bolted for an exit with employees in pursuit.

The twins were knocked down when they ran into a trash can.  Police say they got back onto their feet, but then fell again after running into a shopping cart.  And as they turned a corner, the twins came face to face with a police officer who was investigating an accident in the parking lot.

The Atlantic City residents are charged with shoplifting.

It’s not known if they have lawyers.