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Homeless man drops off one stolen truck only to steal another

After pulling into the parking lot of Pier 87 Restaurant at 5647 Route 87 in Plunketts Creek Township in a stolen pickup truck about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dean Noble got out of the vehicle and took off in another pickup that did not belong to him, state Trooper Blake Gaines alleged in an affidavit.

Noble, who is homeless, fled the restaurant in a 2013 Ford truck owned by Allen Lorson, Gaines said, adding that the keys had been left in the ignition.

Shortly before noon, Lorson’s truck was spotted and recovered along Interstate 80 in Clearfield County. A man, later identified as the 28-year-old Noble, was seen running into the woods, Gaines said, adding that Noble was nabbed nearby within the hour and taken into custody on one felony count of theft.

Following his arraignment before Lepley on Thursday night, Noble was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail. Gaines said he learned through his investigation that the truck Noble brought to Pier 87 has been stolen from Blossberg and that police there were expected to file charges against him at a later date.

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