Missing something over the past 3 years? Police suspect Howard man in string of thefts

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Christmas decorations, various tools, bicycles, hunting bows and gardening tools are just some of the items state police at Rockview believe one man stole during the past three years.

Police recovered numerous items throughout Marion Township, Walker Township, and Porter Township in Clinton County after several theft investigations.

Thomas Bowes, a 36-year-old from Howard, “is known for the most part to steal items from yards or inside sheds or garages,” according to police.

Bowes was charged with one felony count of burglary, one felony count of conspiracy to commit burglary and seven misdemeanors. He was bound over for trial on all charges after a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

He has been detained at the Centre County Correctional Facility since Jan. 4, when District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker set monetary bail at $50,000.

Those who believe their property may have been stolen are asked to call police at 355-7545.

Bret Pallotto primarily reports on courts and crime for the Centre Daily Times. He grew up in Lewistown and graduated from Lock Haven University.