1904 Ostenrider captures Winney

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in of 85 was to con? - on this the - y . the - of was one afternoon pronounced The - a la - a the and to ago. of the be be the of in - ' the DADE GREAT DISCOVERY. Chief Ostenrider Rons Down His Man. , ARRESTED AT LOGANSPORT Took Prisoner Through the City To - " day En Route to Port Jer - " vis, New York. . Fred Ostenrider, chief of the Erie police, force, reached the city at noon today bringing with him William P - Wlnney, arrested by him at Logans - port Monday evening and. wanted at Port Jervls, N. Y'.. on the charge of grand larceny.. The capture was made after following his man for a week. At that place Wlnney has been receiving receiving mail under the name of James Cos - tello. - The officer also recovered over $300 worth of stuff which had been taken out of cars on the Erie at Port Jervis. N. Y. Mrs. Wlnney "came through Huntington a week ago today and had a boy with her but the lad, to assist in her. not being recognized, was - dressed in girl's clothing. Owing to the fact that her trunk did not arrive arrive until a day later information was secured that the woman bad gone to Logansport. - ' She had come . in on train No. 13, which carries no baggage. Concerning the arrest the Logansport Democrat of .this morning gives the following: . ; , . - Calling' out the patrol wagon ; they drove to the home of Mrs. Lottie Bennett, Bennett, widow of Gail Bennett, on D street.' Westslde, where; they had located located Williani P. Winner, alias James Costello? alias ' Charles . R. Winney, wanted at Port Jervis, New York, on the pharge of grand ; larceny.?" The prisoner was brought, over and committed committed to ja.fl. He Is a son - in - law of Mrs. Bennett, and is said to have arrived arrived in Logansport' last Saturday, Ht left Port Jervls in February. His wife left - Port Jervls - with her two children,, a boy and a girl, arriving in Logansport last Thursday. She told a neighbor that she ' was coming .to Logansport to visit her mother, and on her trunk, which was shipped later appeared the address: ; 'Miss Lottie Bennett, Logansport, Ind. "The detectives, detectives, working' on this clue, notified the Logansport police department, and as expected, the husband made his appearance appearance in. due time. - - "Winney s a railroad man, and a card foudd'on his person after arrest shows thai he Is a member In good standing of the Brotherhood of Railway Railway TftUnmen. . He was employed by the Erie Railway company, in the yards at Port Jervls, and Is charged with sixteen other men, all in the employ employ of the Erie company with the wholesale robbery of freight cars. All the thieves are now under arrest, Winney Winney being the last taken. The prisoners prisoners were employed in various capacities, capacities, from conductors and engineers to switchmen. The swag consisted of shoes, rubbers, soap, phonographs, canned meats, patent medicines, cigars cigars and wines. - In Wlnney's pockets were found letters from his wife .that will convict him of the crime charged; in fact he makes no denial, and will accompany. Capt. Fred Osttenrlder, of the Erie police, stationed at Huntington, Huntington, Ind., toXPort Jervls,,. without a requisition. Capt. Ostenrleder arrived in the city last night and will depart this morning with the prisoner for Port Jervls. - ""After leaving 'Port Jervis Wlnney proceeded to Montpelier, Ohio, and obtained obtained a position with the Wabash railroad company as a switchman, under under his brother's name, Charles , R." Winney. He did not stay there long. Leaving there he went to Huntington, thence to Logansport. ' : ' , "Winney is thirty - eight years of age, five feet ten inches high, weighs about 185 pounds, shoulders a little stooped and two fingers are mislng from his right hand. His wife escaped "detection "detection In the east by dressing her little boy in girl's clothes." Chief Ostenrider left this afternoon with his prisoner for Port Jervis. . a to thereto li to - to H. .

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  1. Daily News-Democrat,
  2. 29 Mar 1904, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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