Man allegedly breaks into Jackson Twp. diner

  • A Manchester Township man is accused of breaking into a Jackson Township diner Thursday morning.
  • Severin Windsor, 23, remains in York County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail.

When a man was found in a Jackson Township diner Thursday morning after he was allegedly trying to turn off the burglar alarm that he set off, he asked responding officers "what this was all about," and what the problem was, police said.

The man, whom police identified as Severin Michael Windsor, 23, of Manchester Township, is accused of throwing a piece of concrete into the front door of the White Horse Diner because he thought he saw his sister and family members inside, court documents allege.

Severin Windsor


Windsor, of 1557 Glenleigh Drive, is charged with burglary, trespassing, criminal mischief and public drunkenness.

According to Northern York County Regional Police, Windsor was found at the diner early Thursday morning and appeared to be under the influence of something.

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Found at diner: Police were sent to the diner at 5408 Lincoln Highway about 2:45 a.m. after the burglar alarm went off.

When an officer arrived, Windsor was seen trying to turn off the burglar alarm, and the front glass door to the diner had been smashed with a large piece of concrete that was in the doorway, police said.

The officer told Windsor to get on the ground, which he did, until another officer arrived, documents state. When the other officer arrived, the two placed Windsor into custody, police said.

"Severin asked what this was all about and what was the problem," Officer Joel Hopta wrote in charging documents.

Police say Windsor's pupils were dilated, he had glassy eyes, and he was talking about things such as military exercises and lying in the woods.

Windsor appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.

Alleged break-in: He was taken into custody and placed in a police vehicle, where police say they asked him why he was there.

He said he saw his sister and two other family members standing inside the "house" so he busted in the door and began to search for them, police said.

Police informed Windsor that it was actually not a house but a restaurant, but Windsor said he saw his sister and that she needed help, so he busted in the door, documents state.

Windsor told police he knew he was in Thomasville, but police say he wasn't sure how he got there. Windsor's vehicle was found about a quarter-mile away from the diner, police said.

No person or vehicle was in the parking lot. 

Windsor was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail. It is not clear if he has an attorney.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 29 at District Judge Thomas Reilly's office.

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