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Williamsburg Man Jailed on Risking a Catastrophe


A smoldering pan and a confrontation with police earned a Williamsburg man a perp walk through town on Tuesday morning, May 23.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Williamsburg Borough police, it was just after 7:30 a.m. when residents of an apartment building on the 300 block of E. Second Street flagged down an officer and told him there was a “smell” in the building. After arriving at the building, police determined the smell was something burning and that it was coming from the basement apartment occupied by Richard L. Lear Jr.

Police knocked on the door and a window but got...

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