Schlessman, Yoh and Berger crime Gang!
FAMILY QUARREL ENDS IN ARRESTS May Round Up Robber Gan? as Result of Couple's Dispute A family dispute brought to a magistrate's office yesterday led to what may be the solution of scores of chicken thefts and other robberies in three counties, over a period of several months. Six arrests were made and about 12 more members of the gang, composed of both women and men, are being sought. Oscar Schlesman of Van Reed's Paper Mill, had his wife and Clarence Kleinginna arrested some time ago on a statutory charge, fearing they would retaliate, he took the bull by the horns and gave himself up to Justice of the Peace Charles Yetter, Shillington. There he confessed the activities of the gang of which he was a leader, according to District Attorney John Wanner. Detectives Make Arrests Acting on Schlesman's information, County Detectives Marks and Sapiego arrested in addition to Mrs. Schlesman Schlesman and Kleinginna, Marion Berger, 35; William Strunk, 35; Catherine Yoh, 50, all of Lancaster avenue, Shillington. Warrants were served charging larceny and forcible entry. When the homes of the sextet were searched later, quantities of foodstuffs, a number number of chickens, and other loot was found. Gathering information concerning a number of bungalow lootings and service station robberies from the six, some of whom confessed the activities of the gang, the county detectives spent the night unravelling the skeins that are expected to lead to any one or all of the 12 remaining members. . The six now in custody will probably probably waive a hearing, Wanner said. In that event, they will be brought up for trial in court Saturday morning. morning. The six admitted breaking into a school house at Garfield and taking tires at Charles Tobias' service station station along the Kutztown road, according according to Wanner. Their depredations depredations are believed by police to have included territory in Berks, Lehigh and Lebanon counties.