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A local man faces charges for a string of break-ins and thefts from cars in the Lebanon area, according to North Cornwall Township police.
Police, meanwhile, are trying to return items that were apparently taken during the nighttime crime spree.
North Cornwall Township police began investigating the thefts during the week of April 25, after township residents started reporting that items of varying value had been taken from their vehicles. Police Chief Harry Ward urged residents to report the crimes to the police, even if the items taken were of low-value.
“When we catch this guy, I can’t charge him for you reporting this on Facebook, I need him to be reported to the police,” Ward said in an interview with LebTown.
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On Sunday, May 1, 31-year-old Zachary Siok of Lebanon was arrested jointly by the North Cornwall Township, Lebanon City, and South Lebanon Township police departments. He was subsequently held in custody at Lebanon County Correctional Facility after being unable to post bail.
Siok faces an assortment of charges, including:
- 11 counts of misdemeanor loitering and prowling at nighttime.
- Four counts of misdemeanor theft from a motor vehicle.
- Two counts of felony criminal trespass.
- One count of misdemeanor criminal mischief.
- One count of misdemeanor retail theft.
- One count of misdemeanor access device fraud.
- One count of misdemeanor receiving stolen property.
- One count misdemeanor theft by deception.
Now, North Cornwall Township police are working to get items apparently taken in the series of thefts back to their rightful owners.
The items include:
- A power washer
- A tennis racquet bag containing four tennis racquets
- Multiple DeWalt/Kraftsman power tools
- Circular saw
- Headphones (wireless and wired)
- Vera Bradley bag
“These items were turned into us and we were receiving calls about items being found on people’s properties around that same time,” said Officer John Houser.
“We believe they’re connected.”
Anyone seeking to claim the property will be asked to describe the items to North Cornwall Township Police, who can be reached at (717) 274-0464.
“We’re just trying to get these items back to their owners,” said Houser.
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