Last updated: August 22. 2013 8:52AM - 3612 Views
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WILKES-BARRE - City police on Wednesday obtained an arrest warrant charging Eric C. Yale with burglarizing a tavern owned by a former police officer and her husband.

Yale, 25, of Mill Street, Wilkes-Barre, is accused of forcing his way through a basement door of The Great Escape tavern on George Avenue on Aug. 11, and stealing 12 bottles of liquor, two large screen televisions, 40 packs of cigarettes and money, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said the alleged burglary was recorded on surveillance cameras.

Yale is charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. The charges were filed with District Judge Martin Kane in Wilkes-Barre.

The tavern is owned by Robert Reimensnyder and his wife, Laurie, a former city police officer.

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