arrest for car theft 1946

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arrest for car theft 1946 - FBI Identifies Theft Suspects Positive...
FBI Identifies Theft Suspects Positive identification of two of a quartet of suspected car thieves arrested in Salt Lake City Monday was announced Tuesday by Jay C. Newman, special agent in charge of the Salt Lake office, Federal Bureau of Investigation. At the same time, Mr. Newman commended Salt Lake police and Royal Jensen, auto dealer whose alertness ended the activities of four persons suspected in a string of coast-to-coast auto thefts. Identified as Alexander George Eetropol, Atlanta, Ga. t a fugitive from the FBI since last January, was the man who gave his name here as James E»rl Brady. Mr. Newman said Petropol was wanted for a series of crimes, most of them involving violation of the national stolen property act. His police record extends back to August, 1937, Mr. Newman reported'. reported'. He served five years in Georgia state prison for kidnaping, entering the prison in 1941. . Also identified was his wife, Martha Petropol, Atlanta, whom he married in Los Angeles in 1945 and who was" booked, by S. L. police Monday as Joan Brady. Investigation by the FBI will continue at least through Wednesday, Wednesday, but Mr, Newman said as far as the bureau had been able to determine Tuesday the other ma.n arrested here by Mr. Jensen and members of the auto theft bureau gave his correct name of Lawrence Edmund Heller. No further Information was obtained obtained Tuesday about the fourth member of the party, booked as Edna Arsenaux, Tennessee,

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 23 Oct 1946, Wed,
  3. Page 13

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