Special News Release - Robbery / Burglary / Assault Incident - Warrants Issued - 1/3/2019

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ARRESTED
Luis Javier Berlingeri
White, Hispanic Male, 18 years old, of Lancaster, PA
Charges: Burglary / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary / Robbery / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery / Simple Assault / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Simple Assault

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ARRESTED
Brandon Cesar Bencosme
White, Male, 19, of Lititz, PA
Charges: Burglary / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary / Robbery / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery / Simple Assault / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Simple Assault

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ARRESTED
Darrin Michael Ortiz
White, Hispanic, Male, 20, of Columbia, PA
Charges: Burglary / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary / Robbery / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery / Simple Assault / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Simple Assault

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ARRESTED
Black, Non-Hispanic, Male, 17, of Lancaster, PA     JUVENILE
Charges: Burglary / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary / Robbery / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery / Simple Assault / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Simple Assault

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ARRESTED, PROCESSED, AND RELEASED TO THE CUSTODY OF PARENT
White, Hispanic, Male, 17, of Columbia, PA     JUVENILE
Charges: Burglary / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary / Robbery / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery / Simple Assault / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Simple Assault

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At 3:29 a.m., Sunday, December 16, 2018, Manheim Township Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Haverhill Road in Manheim Township for a reported fight in progress.  Upon arrival, officers determined that the fight was actually a robbery that occurred in a shed to the rear of a residential property.  The shed was equipped with portable heat, electricity, a front porch area, drywall, carpeting, couches, and beds, and is suitable for overnight accommodations.

The victim reported that he and two (2) other friends were inside the shed and were nearly asleep when several individuals forced their way into the shed and proceeded to assault the three (3) persons inside the shed.  All three (3) victims had fresh injuries to their faces and heads.  During the assault, one of the suspects took two (2) X-Box video game consoles, valued at $400.00 total.

The suspects were later identified as:
     - Luis Berlingeri, M/18, of Lancaster, PA
     - Brandon Cesar Bencosme, M/19, of Lititz, PA
     - Darrin Michael Ortiz, M/20, of Columbia, PA
     - Two (2) 17-year-old juvenile males, one from Lancaster, PA, the other from Columbia, PA

On Friday, December 21, 2018, a Juvenile Allegation was filed with Juvenile Probation against the juvenile from Columbia, PA, listed herein.  This juvenile surrendered to authorities and was remanded to the Youth Intervention Center.  On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, this juvenile was released to the custody of his parents following a detention hearing.

On Thursday, December 27, 2018, criminal complaints were filed against the adults for Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Simple Assault, and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Simple Assault and arrest warrants obtained.  Berlingeri, Bencosme, and Ortiz remain wanted persons at this time.  Any person knowing the whereabouts of Berlingeri, Bencosme, or Ortiz should call the Manheim Township Police Department at 717-569-6401 or provide information anonymously by clicking “Submit a Tip.”

On Friday, December 28, 2018, a Juvenile Allegation was filed with Juvenile Probation against the juvenile from Lancaster, PA, listen herein.  This second juvenile has an active warrant for their arrest and remains a wanted person at this time. 

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UPDATE 2/14/2019 :: ALL PERSONS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

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

Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Reference ID: 
MT-18-12415

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