On Thursday 27 July 2017 at approximately 0241 hrs. Officers from Platoon A responded to a residence on the 300 blk. N. Reservoir St. for a complaint of a burglary in progress. A resident at the home called 911 because they had seen an unknown male holding a flashlight enter their bedroom. One of the residents screamed and the suspect fled the residence.
Officers arrived and established a perimeter in the area. Officers checked inside the caller's residence but did not locate the suspect. Off. J. Hatfield and K9 Zoltan were dispatched to begin a track in order to locate the suspect. As the K9 track started, Officers on the perimeter observed a male exit a 1st floor window of a residence approximately (6) doors down from the caller's house. The male was carrying a laptop computer.
Officers engaged the male and told him to stop. The suspect attempted to hide between parked vehicles. The suspect then dropped the laptop, ran from Officers and was apprehended a short distance away. The suspect was identified as Jaray K. Benner M/22 Lancaster, PA.
As Officers began to speak with residents in the block, it was discovered that Benner was responsible for (3) burglaries of occupied residences on the 300 blk. N. Reservoir St. Benner was transported to the Lancaster City Police station. Off. Connard filed a Criminal Complaint against Benner charging him with (3) Counts Burglary (F1) beofre MDJ Jimenez.
Detectives from our Property Crimes section are conducting follow up investigations in relation to this. Any additional information will be sent in a future press release. Benner has not yet been arraigned on the complaint so bail information is not available.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.