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Hamburg Police recover stolen snakes

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Hamburg Borough Police report that on Saturday morning, June 9, sometime around 11a.m. police were called to the Hamburg Field House due to recovering stolen snakes. The snakes were stolen from a residence in Julian, PA., Union Township, Centre County. The snakes were identified through photos in a database used by the Reptile Expo. Staff. Burglary Investigation conducted by PA State Police, Troop G, Philipsburg.
Hamburg Police recovered five Pythons total value of $7,100. The snakes were in general good health. The owner was contacted; he identified and retrieved the snakes.
Nathan Gerald Flick, of Bellefonte, was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property. Officer Robert Mengle obtained information that lead to the recovery of additional snakes that were also stolen from the same residence. Total value of stolen snakes is approximately $30,000.
Assisted by PA State Police, Troop L, Hamburg.