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Arrest warrant for former York High basketball stand-out
Police are searching for a York City teen who they say is connected to thefts in Manchester Township and possibly other thefts in the county.
Jahaire Wilson, 19, of 603 N. George St., will be charged with burglary, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking, among other charges, according to Northern York County Regional Police.
Warrant: A burglary happened Friday night in the 1200 block of Stonehenge Drive, and two suspects fled on foot, according to police. While the two were able to get away, police discovered a sneaker and phone that led them to a home in the 600 block of North George Street, where they found the other shoe and items recovered that had been stolen in neighboring jurisdictions over the last few months, police said.
On Saturday, the Northern York County Regional Police said they have obtained a warrant for Wilson's arrest.
Wilson was a standout basketball player for York High. As a senior in the 2014-15 season, the 6-foot-4 Wilson was named third-team all-state in Class 4-A. He averaged 18 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game that year, helping the Bearcats to a 26-5 season that included York-Adams Division I, York-Adams League Tournament and District 3 Class 4-A titles. He scored more than 1,000 points in his York High career.
Wilson had not been arrested as of Monday. Northern York County Regional Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 717-292-3647, through 911, their Facebook page or the crime tip reporting page of their website.
Thefts: Police investigated other thefts Friday as well.
A 2010 silver Ford Taurus was stolen from the driveway of a home but was recovered in the 1200 block of Stonehenge Drive, police said. Police say a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta that was stolen Nov. 1 in the 2600 block of Victorian Drive in Dover Township was found on Hambiltonian Way, in the vicinity of Stonehenge Drive, that same day.
A black 2014 Jeep Cherokee was taken from a driveway in the 2500 block of Midpine Drive, and police say the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were inside. Police say there also were reports from residents in the 600 block of Olmstead Way and the 600 block of South Maurice Street that items were taken from residents' unlocked vehicles.
Two days earlier, a woman reported that her 2007 blue Jeep Compass was stolen from her driveway during the night in the 500 block of Soapstone Lane. The key to that vehicle was left in a nearby unlocked vehicle, according to police. It remains missing.
Residents in the 500 and 600 block of that same street, as well as the 2800 block of Bank Hill, reported to authorities that items had also been taken from their unlocked cars.
Items being stolen from unlocked cars has been a problem in York County this year. In late October, the York County District Attorney's Office reported that there had been 283 vehicle thefts in county and in 121 of those, the keys had been left inside the vehicle.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.