On 6/29/2018, the East Lampeter Township Police Department responded to the Rockvale Diner 2472 Lincoln Highway East for a vehicle theft that just occurred. Upon arrival, the victim reported that her green 2002 Ford Explorer had been stolen while she was in the restaurant. The vehicle contained personal property and her dog, a Cairn Terrier. The total value of all property was estimated at $3,000.00.
On 6/30/2018, the victim's dog was found deceased in the 500 block of Noble Rd., Christiana PA. The dog had apparently been abandoned leading to its death. On 7/3/2018 The Pennsylvania State Police (Avondale) located the stolen vehicle, unoccupied, in Highland Township.
The investigation led to the identification of the suspect as Bryan Joseph DEVOE, 30, of Oxford, PA. Charges were filed against DEVOE on 7/10/2018 for (1) count Theft of Motor Vehicle (F-3), (1) count Theft by Unlawful Taking (M-1), (1) count Cruelty to Animals (M-2).