Serial Burglar Caught Following a 4-Month Crime Spree - Arrest of Zachary Arthur May

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SUSPECT STRUCK OVERLOOK PARK CAMPUS NUMEROUS TIMES IN FOUR MONTHS


Burglary / Institutional Vandalism / Theft Arrest, June 4 to September 4, 2019, 2040 Lititz Pike - Overlook Park Campus (MT) - Zachary Arthur May, M/33, of Manheim Township, Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses following a lengthy investigation into a 4-month crime spree.  Detectives charged May with five (5) counts of felony Burglary, five (5) counts of Institutional Vandalism, and six (6) counts of Theft.  The breakdown of the charges is as follows:

- Sometime between 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and 3:00 a.m., on Thursday, June 6, 2019, May forced entry into the change / token machines located at the Overlook Golf Course Driving Range at 200 Golf Drive.  May caused $2,900.00 in damage and stole US currency.

- At 4:43 a.m., on Saturday, June 15, 2019, May unlawfully entered the Overlook Activity Center at 301 Golf Drive and damaged numerous doors and door latches; value of loss: $3,885.00.  May also stole US currency.

- Sometime between 7:30 p.m., on Sunday, June 16, 2019 and 4:30 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2019, May forced entry into the Overlook Golf Course Maintenance Building at 200 Golf Drive and stole US currency, a $5.00 gift card, and a vehicle key.  May caused $300.00 in damages to the building and door.

- At 11:28 p.m., on Friday, June 28, 2019, May entered the Overlook Activity Center at 301 Golf Drive and proceeded to force entry into a change machine, video games, and games of chance.  May stole US currency and caused $1,711.00 in damages to the machines.

- At 11:30 p.m., on Wednesday, September 5, 2019, May forced entry into the Overlook Golf Course Pro Shop at 2040 Lititz Pike and proceeded to force entry into an office, causing damage to the office door.  Once inside, May stole US currency and caused $1,620.00 in damage to the building.

- At 11:45 p.m., on Wednesday, September 5, 2019, May unlawfully entered the Sandtrap Restaurant at 125 Golf Drive and stole US currency.

Investigators identified May as a suspect using video surveillance and cell phone records. May was located by detectives in Lancaster City and arrested for the above offenses.  May was taken before Magisterial District Judge David P. Miller for arraignment where his bail was set at $25,000.00, which May could not post.  May was also held on an active parole detainer, which had been issued against him.  May was remanded to Lancaster County Prison to await his preliminary hearing.


MEDIA CONTACT: Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130, piacentinom@manheimtownshippolice.org

Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Reference ID: 
MT-19-11188, MT-19-11300, MT-19-12169, MT-19-16976, MT-19-16979

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