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Police charge men caught in auto parts yard with saw, light

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By Becky Barnes

Two men were arrested Monday night after police caught them inside the fence at Church Street Auto.

Chief Steve Muntz of the Cynthiana Police Department said officers found Timothy C. Mitchell Jr. and Zachary D. Pollitt inside the back auto lot and that the pair were allegedly attempting to steal catalytic converters.

According to a report filed by Cpl. Walter Tapp, Mitchell, 22, of Paris, was under a jacked-up vehicle with a flashlight and a Sawzall (reciprocating saw). Pollitt, 18, Cynthiana, was allegedly feigning sleep inside a vehicle Mitchell drove to the lot.

Mitchell was arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools, third degree criminal mischief and second degree criminal trespass.

Pollitt was arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools and third degree criminal mischief.

The two were released on bond and were the subject of a Tuesday call for police. Muntz said officers were called to North Main Street, around the area of Roger Thomas garage, where Mitchell and Pollitt had been in a physical fight with each other.

They had separated when police arrived and no charges resulted from the argument.