A homeless man was free on bail for less than three weeks when West York Police arrested him for his second alleged burglary on Saturday.

Mark Henry Cramer, 54, of no fixed address, was previously arrested on burglary charges on March 10, police said.

Cramer is now charged with two counts of burglary and single counts of theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with the two burglaries, according to his court records.

Cramer's bail was set at $5,000 by district judge Linda Williams on March 11, according to court records.

He was released later that day after a bail bond agent posted a surety bond, records state.

Second time: After Cramer was arrested the second time, on Saturday, his bail was doubled to $10,000 by district judge Dwayne Dubb, records state. However, Cramer again posted bail, this time a day later, and is once again a free man.

Police were tipped off to the more recent burglary when a witness called them about 12:45 p.m. Saturday to report seeing Cramer break into a house in the 1800 block of West Philadelphia Street, police said.

Cramer fled before a patrolman arrived, but police spotted him driving his car near the home a few hours later and arrested him, police said.

Patrolmen also found drug paraphernalia in the car, police said.

Cramer told police he took a frozen dinner from the home because he was hungry, police said.


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His former girlfriend, who has a protection from abuse order against him, lives in the house that he allegedly burglarized, police said.

Cramer allegedly took a television from a home in the same neighborhood during the burglary on March 10, police said.

Court records did not list an attorney for Cramer, and he could not be reached for comment.