Painter faces charges of bur­glary

Record Observer - - News -

QUEEN­STOWN — An ar­rest war­rant has been is­sued for a painter sus­pected of steal­ing more than $6,000 worth of mu­si­cal in­stru­ments and elec­tron­ics.

Paul Der­dul of Carmichael Road told po­lice he re­turned home about 2:56 p.m. he dis­cov­ered his house had been bro­ken into. He said a Dell lap­top, a printer and a Scott Tchau vi­o­lin and bow, a Yamaha acous­tic gui­tar, a Ken­tucky wooden man­dolin, a cou­ple of mu­sic tuners and a cam­corder were miss­ing.

Der­dul didn’t have any sus­pects in mind, but he men­tioned a paint­ing com­pany had done some ex­te­rior work the pre­vi­ous week. Deputies con­tacted the paint­ing firm and iden­ti­fied the painter as James Gib­son Hub­bard, 48, of Bal­ti­more. Com­pany of­fi­cials said Hub­bard had been fired.

De­tec­tives lo­cated the miss­ing items at a pawn shop in Bal­ti­more; all items ex­cept for the printer were re­cov­ered, po­lice said.

Pawn records showed Hub­bard sold the items to the shop on the same day as the bur­glary, po­lice said.

Hub­bard also is wanted on charges of steal­ing tools from the paint­ing com­pany, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

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