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Abington Man Sentenced in Scrap Metal Theft: Report

The thefts happened in July in Horsham; things stolen included a steel tank and a water fountain.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

An Abington was sentenced Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to stealing scrap metal from a Horsham business and selling it, according to a story in The Intelligencer.

Tyler Gahagan, of the 1900 block of Preston Avenue was sentenced to three years’ probation and 18 hours of community service for stealing large items — including a steel tank, a water fountain, and lawnmower frames — from J&M Auto Repair in the 300 block of Easton Road in Horsham in early July with co-defendant Alexander J. Kochanowicz, 20, of Jenkintown, according to the story.

Police arrested Gahagan at Sullivan’s Scrap Metal in Hatboro after he tried to sell the items, the story continued.

Kochanowicz was accepted into Montgomery County’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program (ARD), according to the story.

According to court documents, Gahagan, 21, was previously arrested in Abington in October 2012 and charged with possession with intent to deliver, a felony. 

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