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Franklin County Central Court briefs

August 20, 2008

Brothers charged in identity theft case fail to appear



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two brothers charged with identity theft were bound over for court in absentia after they failed to appear for their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.

Ulizar Arody Vasquez-Garcia, 24, and Uriel Amilton Vasquez-Garcia, 31, both of 343 E. Liberty St., had been charged with identity theft in an investigation by the Chambersburg Police Department of phony Puerto Rican identity documents, Social Security cards and permanent resident alien cards, police said.

When police went to their apartment in July, Uriel Vasquez-Garcia told police he was Juan Carlos Rosado and his brother, Ulizar, was using the name Yamil Colon Rojas. Both had fake documents in those names stating they were from Puerto Rico, police said.

The men told police they purchased the phony documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards and a California photo identification, from an unknown Hispanic man.

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Bench warrants were issued for the brothers, who police said are apparently from Guatemala.

Man charged in pants-dropping in Chambersburg store waives hearing



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg, Pa., man charged with dropping his pants in a Dollar General store in January waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.

Perry Charles Erb, 52, of 105 W. King St., is charged with indecent exposure and open lewdness, and an unrelated charge of criminal trespass.

Pennsylvania State Police said Erb went into the store on Jan. 10. A 64-year-old female clerk heard "a smacking sound" and turned to see a man with his pants down, slapping his buttocks, police said.

Police interviewed Erb in June about the incident and he "stated that he just felt the urge to go to the store and do this," the affidavit of probable cause stated. He also said "he thought someone might want to see him" do that, police said.

On Aug. 12, police again charged Erb, this time with criminal trespass after he was found staying in a house that was for sale. Police said he was staying in the house for about two weeks.

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