- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. (AP) - A woman has been jailed on charges that she sold parts of an inactive ride at a historic Pennsylvania amusement park for scrap.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 21-year-old Janelle Simmons, of Conneaut (kaw-nee-AWT’) Lake, who faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 28.

The Meadville Tribune (https://bit.ly/1vAs8c3 ) reports Sammons sold 13 metal support beams from the Toboggan ride at Conneaut Lake Park and sold them to a Meadville recycler. Park officials say the beams were worth $15,600 because they were specially shaped to support the ride’s weight.

Police recovered the beams before they were destroyed.

The 122-year-old park is located about 95 miles north of Pittsburgh. The attorney general’s office has asked a judge to postpone a Nov. 7 sheriff’s sale so the charitable trust that owns the park can revitalize and expand it.

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Information from: The Meadville Tribune, https://www.meadvilletribune.com


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