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Man arrested in Blair Co. fire department break-in
By: WJAC Web Staff
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police in Blair County have arrested a man who broke into a fire department and stole gear, and this isnt the first time he has allegedly done something like this, according to investigators.
Logan Township police said Thursday that officers arrested Brian Anthony Hoover, 25, of Altoona, for allegedly breaking into the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department on Feb. 27 and stealing several pieces of firefighter gear.
Police said Hoover got into the fire department at about 10:30 p.m. through an unlocked window. Once inside, he unlocked another door and walked through the building to get into a gear room.
Hoover took several pieces of gear from the room, including three helmets and a coat, police said. Surveillance video showed him walking through the fire hall.
The department didnt realize the gear was missing until March 1 when they arrived at a fire scene and realized they didnt have the proper gear they needed, prompting them to reviewing the surveillance video, police said.
Hoover was arrested in 2011 for stealing radios from the Martinsburg Fire Department, police said.