This Day in History: 1922-02-11
An attempted robbery at I. B. Tiedman’s home ended with the arrest of the perpetrators in Paterson.
Chief Dator had been returning from the Fire Department Meeting when he saw a car with no lights near the Tiedman house. The occupant said that the car had broken down. He was joined by two other men who took Chief Dator to Ramsey to one of the men’s uncles who vouched for their character. Dator allowed them to leave but returned to the house the next morning to find it open and the contents packed for shipment. The furniture, pictures, clothing and cooking utensils were all in sacks, the victrola carefully padded to prevent scratching. The Tiedmans are in the city for the winter.
Chief Dator started to search for them and by chance found them in Paterson working on their car. The Paterson police made the arrest, they were arraigned before Judge Price in Mahwah and sent to the County Jail in Hackensack.
These men are wanted in connection with 16 robberies in various places. Frank Huther, 25, of Hawthorne was out on bail for a $5,000 robbery if the home of Senator James Frawley of Sugern, Albert Yanson, 25, of Totowa is out on bail for a $3,000 robbery of liquor in Westwood, the third man, Henry DeYoung of Paterson has no police record. The Police expect them to confess and hope thereby to clear up numerous pending cases.