State police said they have made an arrest after more than $11,000 worth of equipment was stolen from a Milford Township warehouse.
Jared A. Wireman, 26, of the first block of N. Allentown Road, Salford Township, was charged with felony counts of theft, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass and related offenses last week in Perkasie District Court.
Authorities said Wireman broke into the Wonsidler warehouse at 1975 Trumbauersville Road on July 13 and 15 and stole tractor parts, including 20 starters and generators, cylinders and engine blocks, batteries, as well as lawn equipment.
Those parts, which belonged to two different individuals, were then sold for scrap metal, state police said. Wireman sold the items for approximately $500 to a salvage yard in Sellersville. They were worth more than $11,230, court documents stated.
Per the company policy, the salvage yard collected a copy of Wireman's driver's license, his license plate and make and model of his vehicle, authorities said, which identified him. Some of the stolen items were recovered, police said.
According to the criminal complaint, Wireman confessed to the crimes as well as an additional burglary at the same location July 4. Police said during that theft, he stole a skid loader bucket, which he also sold as scrap to the Sellersville yard.
Authorities said Wireman said he was accompanied at the location by another man, whom police have been unable to identify to date. An investigation continues.
At an arraignment last Tuesday, Judge Charles W. Baum set bail at $10,000, 10 percent, and Wireman was remanded to Bucks County Correctional Facility. He is scheduled to appear in Perkasie District Court again Aug. 25 at 10:15 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.