According to a Facebook post Sunday from the Limerick Township Police Department, two officers were called to the Limerick Generating Station recently for a report of several trespassers.
Sergeant Paul Marchese and Officer Tim DiGregorio arrived at the facility after a report that five people had walked beyond the “No Trespassing” signs and were taking pictures of the plant.
The officers investigated and determined that all five subjects were from Costa Rica. Police said the five people told them they were shopping at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets when they saw the two towers and decided to go take pictures.
The Facebook post said that the alleged trespassers' names were checked against current terrorism watch lists, and they did not appear on any lists.
They were arrested and appeared before Magistrate District Judge Walter Gadzicki for an immediate hearing. They pleaded guilty and paid fines and costs.
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