Local Connection: Two Arrested for Overnight Burglary in Brookline
The same man arrested for burglarizing the Baldwin Boro police chief a year ago tries again on the same street.
If at first you don't succeed ... Try the exact same thing again?
Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning after they broke into a house in the 1400 block of Woodbourne Avenue in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood.
Pittsburgh police officers were dispatched to the Woodbourne house just before 2 a.m. for a report of a burglary in progress.
One of the men arrested—George Joseph Assenat, 33, of Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood—is the same person who was arrested in June 2011 for breaking into a house owned by Baldwin Borough police Chief Michael Scott and trying to steal copper piping from it. That house was also located on Woodbourne.
According to the police report of Tuesday's incident, the rear door of the victimized house had been forced open.
Inside, police found Robert Matthew Vespa, 25, of Brentwood Borough, and Assenat. Tools and copper piping that had been cut from the house were recovered.
Both men have been charged with burglary, possession of instruments of crime, criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.
This article originally appeared on the Dormont-Brookline Patch.
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