Jersey Journal/1898/Alleged Coal Thief Caught

Alleged Coal Thief Caught  (1898) 

Owen McLaughlin (1863-1931) in the Jersey Journal on June 2, 1898.

Alleged Coal Thief Caught. Thomas Tague Arrested in Greenville Upon Complaint of Mr. McLaughlin. Thomas Tague, 13 years old, of 286 Cator Avenue, was arrested by Policeman McKaig of the Fifth Precinct last evening on a charge of petit larceny, the complainant being Owen McLaughlin, who keeps a coal yard at the foot of Danforth Avenue. McLaughlin has been missing coal for some time and yesterday he secreted himself in the yard for the purpose of catching the thief. He says that he saw Tague enter the yard and fill a large sack which he carried, with coal. Tague started for home, he says, but he caught, him and handed him over to Policeman McKaig.

Owen McLaughlin II (1863-1931) in the Jersey Journal of Jersey City, New Jersey on June 2, 1898.png

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