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Police: Woman broke into home, threatened mom and kids

Christopher Dornblaser

A Manheim Township woman is accused of breaking into her neighbor's home and threatening a mother and her four children, according to a release from Southwestern Regional Police Department. Police say the incident occurred after an ongoing dispute between the two women.

Melissa Silsley, 47, of the 7700 block of Glenville Road, allegedly broke into a home in the 7600 block of Glenville Road shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, police said. She entered the house by breaking the rear back door window and reaching inside to unlock the door, the release states.

The residents of the home locked themselves inside different rooms and were not injured, according to the release.

Police say Silsley tried to break a door down to get to a woman, but the woman crawled out a window onto the roof of the home. From there she told the children to call the police. The children were all under the age of 15, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, Silsley resisted arrest, and she was taken to central booking, the release states. She is charged with burglary, simple assault and terroristic threats, according to police.

As of Sunday, Silsley remained in York County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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