Police Find Stolen Decorations In Trunk After Woman's Car Breaks Down
CHARLEROI, Pa. —
Police said they found a trunk full of decorations stolen from a Charleroi neighborhood after a woman's car broke down.
"The vehicle that went around and stole everything actually broke down and the female arrested was in the car trying to get it started," said Officer William Gardner of the Charleroi Police Department.
Lisa Welch, 31, of Donora, was charged with eight counts of receiving stolen property. Police said they were shocked with the amount of stuff she had taken.
"Christmas trees, wreaths, statues, all kinds of Christmas lights. They were pretty much hanging out the car. She could barely fit in the car," said Gardner.
Charleroi residents said they're relived that the culprit has been caught.
"I'm glad they caught her. Maybe this won't happen no more," said Bert McAlister.
"They say we caught the scrooge or the Grinch. They were pretty happy to get their stuff back for Christmas," Gardner said.
Investigators said when they caught Welch, she had a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday.