Police in Cumberland County arrested a man and woman allegedly responsible for a tri-county spree that included three burglaries in York County.
Nicholas Lee Malone, 26, of 542 Bosler Ave. in Lemoyne, Cumberland County, and Lakyn Marie Checkeye, 22, of 5482 Youngridge Drive in Pittsburgh, are accused of breaking into three Fairview Township homes between early April and earlier this month, according to Fairview Township Police.
Malone is charged with three counts each of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property, and Checkeye is charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit the crimes, according to police.
They are being held in Cumberland County Prison to answer similar charges there and are expected to be arraigned in York County this week, police said.
In York County, the couple is accused to breaking into a house on Meadow Drive in the Green Lane Farms development on May 6. They also allegedly broke into a house on Hillcrest Drive in the Fairview Park development on April 2 and a house in the 300 block of Braddock Drive in the Woodbridge Farms development on April 22, police said.
Charges elsewhere: Malone and Checkeye are charged with 10 counts each of burglary in Cumberland County in connection with 10 burglaries there, according to West Shore Regional Police.
Malone and Checkeye are being held on $100,000 bail each, police said.
Police said they believe Malone and Checkeye are responsible for other burglaries, and additional charges are expected to be filed.
Police also said the pair is responsible for burglaries in Dauphin County but no charges have been filed there.
Malone and Checkeye were arrested Thursday after officers from West Shore, Camp Hill and East Pennsboro Township were surveiling them.
The pair were parked in front of a house in an East Pennsboro Township housing development and when they drove away, a detective approached the house and saw that it had been broken into, police said.
Officers then stopped the vehicle Malone and Checkeye were in, saw stolen items in the vehicle and arrested the couple, police said.
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