A bench warrant has been issued for a 19-year-old Jackson Township man who failed to appear for his preliminary arraignment earlier this month.
Tyler Anthony Livingston of Chesapeake Estates was to be arraigned on misdemeanor charges of theft from a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, but he did not show up to his March 6 court date, according to Southwestern Regional Police.
The charges stem from a Deb. 28 purse snatching in Spring Grove.
A 43-year-old York area woman put her purse in her car after shopping at Spring Forge Plaza in the 500 block of North Main Street and was returning a shopping cart when, at 8:20 p.m., a car pulled up beside her car, police said
A man, later identified as Livingston, got out, opened the woman's car door and stole the purse before getting back in the car and driving away, police said.
The purse and its contents are valued at over $800, police said.
The woman was able to get the license plate number of the car, and police tracked it to a residence in Jackson Township where police found stolen items in the car. However, the owner was not a suspect, and police charged Livingston in February.
Since Livingston did not show up for preliminary arraignment, the charges were held for county court. He is scheduled to be formally arraigned on April 12, according to online court records.
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Livingston is asked to call police at (717) 225-1333.