Northern Regional officers investigating one violent gun crime ended up solving a second one as well, after searching an 18-year-old man's bedroom, police said.
Four Dover-area teens are now in county prison, accused of robbing a Pizza Hut delivery man at gunpoint last month.
Kevin Long Jr., 16, Jovan Turner, 16, and Shakeem Acevedo, 17, are charged as adults. The fourth co-defendant, Tyler Grimes, is 18, Northern York County Regional Police said.
Police said the teens called Pizza Hut and ordered five pizzas to be delivered to the first block of Stony Lane on March 15. Just before 10 p.m., the delivery driver arrived in the block.
Long, Turner and Acevedo all donned masks and ran to the 32-year-old driver, police said.
Cash, pizza taken: The trio then stole $42 cash, the five pizzas and a thermal bag keeping the pizzas warm, according to charging documents. The driver wasn't hurt.
During the robbery, Grimes acted as a lookout, according to police.
The next day, investigators searched Grimes' home on the suspicion he held a gun to a woman's head and struck her a number of times during a group assault on four people in Dover Township the night of March 16, according to police.
While searching Grimes' Dover Township home, they found a stolen Pizza Hut thermal bag in his bedroom and three empty Pizza Hut pizza boxes on top of a trashcan, police said.
Bragging? Also, police said, investigators learned Long and Acevedo were bragging in school about robbing the pizza driver.
Long bragged he pointed a gun at the delivery driver and said, "On your knees, n-," according to charging documents. He also said they stole $42 cash from the driver, despite the fact that police hadn't released the amount of cash taken, documents state.
Acevedo laughed in school about the fact that a police description of the robbers said they were believed to be white and that there were only three of them, documents state.
Long, of 1918 Poplars Road in Dover Township, is charged with robbery, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor, conspiracy to commit robbery, possessing instruments of crime, simple assault, reckless endangerment, theft and receiving stolen property.
He remains in county prison on $50,000 bail.
$1M bail: Grimes, of 4249 Marlborough Road in Dover Township, is in prison on $500,000 bail, charged with robbery, conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property.
Turner, of 90F Stony Lane in Dover Borough, and Acevedo, of 4133 Trabert Court in Dover Township, are in prison on $100,000 bail each, charged with the same offenses.
Grimes has been locked up since March 19 for the alleged March 16 assault on Nittany Drive.
His bail in that case is $1 million on charges including prohibited possession of a firearm, making terroristic threats and multiple counts of simple assault.
-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.