Police: Man Stole Coins From Centre Square Fountain
James Yarnell charged with theft for taking coins from fountain in Centre Square.
A New Jersey man was charged with theft Tuesday after he was allegedly went into the Centre Square fountain and helped himself to some coins.
According to police, James Yarnell, 34, of 166 Chambers St. in Phillipsburg, was seen taking change out of the fountain around 3:30 a.m.
When police arrived at the square, Yarnell "who was soaking wet," told the officers he had taken money from the fountain.
He will be charged via summons with theft of mislaid property, police said.