Three Baltimore men allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a Shrewsbury Township business in January are now accused of committing a total of nine commercial burglaries in southern York County and are being investigated for break-ins in Maryland, state police said.
Michael T. Wright, 42, Chad T. Warehime, 25, and Lawrence E. Creese, 33, were arraigned on additional offenses Thursday, according to state police Trooper Jonathan Colarusso, who filed the charges. The men are charged with burglary, theft, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.
Michael T. Wright, 42, Chad T. Warehime, 25, and Lawrence E. Creese, 33, were arraigned on additional offenses Thursday, according to Trooper Jonathan Colarusso, who filed the charges.
Between Nov. 28 and Jan. 31, they burglarized Old Trail Mini Storage at 41 Commerce Drive in Springfield Township three times, according to Colarusso.
During the same period, they also burglarized Exit 10 Mini Storage at 769 Country Road in Springfield Township; Springfield Contractors at 10025 Ridge Drive in Springfield Township; and Tecta American Roofing, 342 Commerce Drive in Springfield Township, police allege.
Two states: Colarusso said state police worked with Southern Regional Police and police in Maryland to investigate the spate of business break-ins that spanned two states.
The trio targeted self-storage facilities, cutting through exterior fencing, then breaking into storage units and vehicles, the trooper said.
In all, they stole more than $27,000 worth of property and caused more than $2,000 in damage to security fences and locks, according to Colarusso.
Wright and Warehime were caught Jan. 5 while breaking into EZ Access Storage in Shrewsbury Township, police said. Creese fled the scene but was later captured, police said.
Colarusso previously charged the trio for that burglary, he said.
All three men remain free on bail.
Flea market: Colarusso said the men took the items they stole to a flea market in Pasadena, Md., where they sold it.
"We didn't recover any of the stolen property," he said.
The burglaries netted the men all kinds of items, including high-dollar antique model trains and military memorabilia, Colarusso said. They also stole tools, money, bicycles, coins and collectibles, charging documents state.
Two Maryland police agencies, including state police there, are investigating Wright, Warehime and Creese for burglaries in Maryland, according to Colarusso.
Southern Regional Police Detective Roger Goodfellow has filed charges against the three men in two burglaries, he said.
They are accused of burglarizing Shrewsbury Wash N Store in Shrewsbury and Almost Like Home Storage in New Freedom, Goodfellow said.
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