Friday, March 28, 2008

More Brubaker News

The Seattle Times and Great Falls Tribune have more complete stories this morning on yesterday's news that James Brubaker has been arrested and charged with interstate transportation of stolen property worth more than $5,000. So far, Brubaker has only been charged for the theft of four maps from Western Washington University, although police recovered items believed to have come from more than 100 libraries across the country.

A detention hearing for Brubaker is scheduled for 1 April, and he's in custody until then, the papers report. Court documents reveal that during their search of Brubaker's home, police discovered "magnets they believe Brubaker used to deactivate alarms used by libraries to prevent theft, and materials that could be used to remove library identification markings from books."

I'm trying to get a copy of the indictment, and if I can do that I'll certainly share its contents. Travis promises to weigh in today as well.

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