Clipped From The Piqua Daily Call
PIQUA YOUTH HELD DY TRDY OFFICIALS Joe Ullery Detainee Awaiting Further De velopments in County Seat Robberies. Troy, O., April 7—After a patrol of .he city made during the past K days by four crews of pfficers in an effort to apprehend the person guilty guilty of the theft of a number of pocketbooks pocketbooks in different residences of the city, Joe Uliery, 15, of 330 Easl Water street, Piqua, was a.ppre- lended Saturday night and is being held in detention awaiting further developments in his case. The boy was only recently released released from the Lancaster reformatory and is on parole from the institu- .ion and may be returned there. His rail was picked up on East Water itreet early Saturday evening and ed through the eastern part of the city, past residences which had been entered. He was picked up about 7:30 o'clock by Officer Roy Wilson anc Deputy Sheriff Howard Pry and questioned for seven hours or until early Sunday morning, finally admitting, admitting, according to Chief of Police Police E. J. Smick, the theft of a pock- ebbook at the home of E. Weirauch on East Canal street and that he had been at the George Hayner residence on Walnut street, which had been entered a number of times He was taken to Piqua where a watch that had been in the Weirauch Weirauch pocketbook was recovered. It had been hid in a dresser drawer. However Ullery admitted only one of the two thefts at the Weirauch residence. He is alleged to have also admitted the taking of $7 from the Weirauoh purse. He implicated no other persons in the thefts and is said to have worked alone. The boy, only 17 years of age, has a bad record. Some time ago he was held here following a theft at the St. Patricks church. Saturday afternoon afternoon of last week a theft was attempted attempted at the same church, the boy caught in the act having been later Identified by a picture as Ullery. Ullery. He was released at the time without a report made. When caught Saturday he gave the name of Joe Thompson. His apprehension apprehension followed later in the evening.