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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate a police officer's chicken dinner, detectives didn't need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the discarded meal. The ID cards authorities say the suspect left behind did the trick. Boynton Beach police said Wednesday that officers arriving for a morning shift at a department substation last week found a broken window and the remains of a hastily eaten chicken dinner scattered in the kitchen. Finding a suspect wasn't hard. They say 29-year-old Yvelande Jean-Pierre left behind her wallet, which contained her two identification cards. Police say security video shows she spent about 45 minutes in the substation before leaving. Jean-Pierre is charged with burglary. Court records do not show if she has an attorney.

Lawyer: Coat chewing could've thrown off breath test

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — An attorney for a Pennsylvania woman charged with drunken driving hinted his client's coat-chewing could've thrown off the results of her breath test. The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise reports the argument came during a hearing Tuesday for 47-year-old Jana Moschgat. An officer who pulled Moschgat over testified she was nibbling on her coat before he gave her the breath test and that he ordered her to stop. Moschgat's lawyer, Travis Petty, asked the officer if he knew the chemical composition of the coat, noting that certain substances can alter the results of the test. Moschgat's test showed her blood-alcohol level was 0.151 percent, nearly twice the legal limit for drivers in Pennsylvania. The officer says Moschgat also smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. The judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the charges to trial.