Two arrested for breaking into Oak Hill Grocery

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April 28, 1966 — The Page County Sheriff ’s Office reported this week that two county youths were arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of breaking and entering on Wednesday night of last week.

The pair is accused of breaking into the Oak Hill Grocery and stealing a quantity of food and cigarettes and smashing a pin-ball machine. The store is operated by Preston Mauck, a blind boy. Entrance was gained by breaking open the front door.

They are also charged with breaking and entering the nearby Springfield Elementary School.

Deputy Sheriffs Aldine Painter and Wayne Strickler made the arrests. Painter said the youths confessed to the charges and part of the loot was recovered. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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