Daylight Car Break-Ins Hit Lancaster Township! Arrests Made!




At 12:01 p.m., on Thursday, April 1, 2021, Manheim Township Police were dispatched to the 400 block of South School Lane in Lancaster Township, for a reported vehicle break-in that had just occurred.  The victim reported seeing two (2) black teenage males attempting to enter her vehicle, by pulling on the door handles.  The victim's vehicle was locked, and the males moved on.  Officers responded to the location and began to search for the males.  Additional 9-1-1 calls came in reporting additional vehicle break-ins, involving two (2) black teenage males, in the same area.  The locations in question included the 1100 block of Hamilton Park Drive, the 300 block of South School Lane, and the 300 block of Spencer Avenue.  Moments later, officers spotted the juvenile males running, and a foot chase ensued.  Both males were captured a short distance later, and taken into physical custody without incident.  During a search incident to arrest, stolen loot was recovered.  Both juveniles were taken to the police station, interviewed, and later released to their parents.  As of this news release, investigators are still currently piecing together the total number of crimes, victims, and value of loss.  Charges are also pending at this time.  Any person with information pertaining to these incidents should call the Manheim Township Police Department at 717-569-6401, or provide information electronically by clicking "Submit a Tip" below.

Residents are reminded that Theft From Motor Vehicle is a crime of opportunity.  Eliminate that opportunity by ensuring your vehicle is locked, and any valuable property not left inside!

MEDIA POST CONTACT: Lieutenant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130,

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

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MT-21-04765, MT-21-04766, MT-21-04777, MT-21-04761

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