This Day In History: 1930-02-27
The case of some cable stolen from the Houvenkopf Country Club was broken with the arrest of two men. Mr. Creelman had reported that 350 feet of copper cable was missing from the garage at the Club on February 25th. He said that he heard that a Suffern Jeweler had bought the cable. Police Chief Smith began to make inquiries and received a tip from McKinley Allen. Gene Mann was questioned and finally admitted having “pulled the job”. He implicated Dewey Castelonia who was also arrested. Both were committed to the County Jail. With the cooperation of Chief of the Suffern police the cable was recovered from Max Cohen, the Suffern Jeweler who denied knowing that the cable was stolen property.