Suspect arrested in vehicle break-ins

By WTAJ News

Published 03/07 2014 09:56AM

Updated 03/07 2014 09:59AM

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY – Police have arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of breaking into dozens of vehicles in the Altoona area.

Police say they spotted Richard Boggs walking in the area of Logan and Hudson Avenues around 1 a.m. Thursday after motion lights were activated in the area. Boggs fled, and was found hiding behind a shed along 19th Street and Grant Avenue.

At the time of arrest, police say Boggs had gloves, several screwdrivers and flashlights on him.
Police say Boggs admitted to being a part of the vehicle break-ins.

Boggs was arraigned on charges of loitering, prowling and possessing instruments of crime.

Boggs is in the Blair County Prison on $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 12th, and more charges are expected.

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