July 23, 2008

Thieves Hit Homes, Cars

By Hoober, John M III

Thieves struck vehicles and properties in Lancaster County, and some of the losses exceed $1,000. In Manheim Township, thieves entered the home of Craig Ashby of Knollwood Drive on Friday evening, and stole a television, township police said. The loss was $1,800.

In Drumore Township, thieves broke into a car in the area of Bald Eagle Road and Slate Hill Road, near the Susquehanna River, on Thursday evening, Lancaster state police said.

The total loss was about $1,100. Joseph Rock Jr., Willow Street, owned the Ford Taurus which had about $800 worth of damage done to it. The theft victims were a 17-year-old Willow Street boy and a 16- year-old Conestoga boy who had their wallets and cell phones stolen, Trooper Andrew Manning said.

Thieves also stole a 275-gallon oil tank containing about 25 gallons of oil from a property in 5400 block of Strasburg Road (Route 741) in Salisbury Township near Gap.

The victim was Michael Launi, 53, Kinzers. The oil tank was stolen Friday or Saturday and the loss was $800, Trooper Jason Laudermilch reported.

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