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Danville police arrest couple in burglaries and copper thefts

They were apparently heading home with what Danville police say was another truckload of stolen loot…when the cops were waiting for the prime suspects in a weekend crime spree.

“I’m happy that no one else will have to go through what we’ve gone through in the last week. It’s been one of the worst weeks of my life,” said Bethany Nowlin in a telephone interview Thursday from her new home in Tennessee. Nowlin is trying to sell a house in Danville that was broken into Saturday morning. Police have arrested Jesse Noe and Stephanie Baker with the crime.

Police now believe the couple hit a total of 6 homes with 6 truck loads of stolen stuff recovered. Each home was for sale and unoccupied at the time of the thefts.

Police also want to know if Noe and Baker vandalized the air conditioning unit at St. James AME Church..which sits directly across from their Walnut St. home. Police say in each home that was hit, the air conditioning units were either stolen or vandalized to for their copper.

“I’m very thankful for Officer Bryan Adams and the detective from the Danville Police Department, working probably around the clock since Saturday to get this resolved,” said Nowlin.

Noe and Baker remain in jail charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000. Police say they’re looking into the possibility they stole from homes in surrounding counties.

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