Saturday, November 3, 2012

Chief Connors Gets Merriman House Breaker

This story was published by The Daily Ypsilanti Press of November 3, 1922. Chief of Police John Connors returned today from St. Louis, Mo. where he went to get Thomas Burke, aged 52, who confessed there to having robbed the Marriman home here about a month ago. The prisoner still had in his possession a number of the war savings stamps he secured here and he told of having hidden liberty bonds in the vicinity of Wayne. Chief Connors took him to Wayne, this afternoon to afford him opportunity to verify the story and he was to be arraigned this evening in Judge Stadtmiller’s court. A wrist watch which was also stolen from the Merriman home was being worn by a maid in the hotel where Burke was staying. She declared that Burke was a gentleman and gave her the wrist watch for taking ice water to his room for him.

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