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Off-Duty Officer Catches News Stand Burglars

An off-duty police officer catches two suspects trying to break into coin-operated newspaper stands in Lindale.

The officer called for backup and arrested two men: Horace Greeley Dean, 25, and Gilbert Roland Mitchell, 49. The Lindale police chief says the stands were located just half a block from the police station in front of a restaurant.

The two men are charged with burglary and attempted burglary. Mitchell is also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Police say they have not yet determined if these latest thefts are linked to the 35 stolen news stands in Tyler last month, but both men are being considered suspects.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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