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Police allege duo had stolen manhole covers and sewer grates

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Two Saratoga Springs men were charged with criminal possession of stolen property early Friday after police said they stopped their rental truck and found it filled with stolen manhole covers and sewer grates. Mark W. Nolin, 48, and Daniel P. Haner, 54, both of Grand Avenue in Saratoga Springs, were stopped by city police officers Dan Mullan Jr. and Nathan Baker for traffi c violations at 2:30 a.m. on Congress Street. The officers said the ...

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January 19, 2013
12:33 p.m.

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I drove over one of those open man holes and trashed a tire. Could have killed some one; especially at night. Imagine a fast responding police car, ambulance or fire rig with 1000 gallons of water and all that loose equipment hiting one of them at rush hour.
They need to be put away with big Bubba down state.

January 19, 2013
1:57 p.m.

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are these the same people who stole tree grates in schtdy while working for the Downtown Schtdy Improvement Corp?

January 19, 2013
4:21 p.m.

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What I want to know is why these scrap business's are accepting items that common sense would tell you are stolen. You can't tell me that scrap yard on Edison ave didn't recognize new tree grates. Why would any scrap yard be buying sewer grates and man hole covers from an individual? It isn't like these are items that wear out and are discarded for the taking.

January 19, 2013
4:27 p.m.

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No, that was (from the Gazette article)"Charles Williams, 33, of Union Street, and Warren Ashburn, 29, of Irving Street".
Both were sentenced to 1,1/2 - 3 years in prison.

January 20, 2013
8 a.m.

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They sound like the same "hard workers" who stole from the Schenectady city taxpayers at the useless Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. When did they get released?