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Man accused of illegally living in tent has new address after allegedly lying to police

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Oct 01 2012 06:09:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 01 2012 10:06:43 PM CDT
STOCKERTOWN, Pa. -

A man accused of living illegally in a tent is in more trouble for allegedly lying to police, officials said.

Michael Koble was taken into custody Saturday morning for allegedly telling police a series of lies last week, officials said.

Last Monday, at the Stockertown Rod & Gun Club, 205 Le Fevre Road, Stockertown, Northampton Co., Koble said he knew nothing about a tent in a wooded area near the borough municipal sewer on Norfolk Southern Railway property, officials said.

Koble also told police that he passed through the area daily while on his way to a friend's home on 7th Street in Tatamy, Northampton Co., where he lived,  officials said.

Police contacted the man Koble said was his friend, but the man said he didn't know Koble, and that Koble didn't live with him, officials said.

Last Tuesday, police found that someone had again put up the tent they had taken down, and inside it was an information packet containing a "Questionnaire for National Security Positions" with Koble's parents' names on it, officials said.

Koble told police that he dropped the packet on one of his trips to Tatamy, officials said.

Koble, 19, who has no permanent address, was arraigned on trespass, false swearing and disorderly conduct charges and committed to Northampton County Prison on  $5,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 9.