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Police: Retired deputy thwarts Springettsbury burglary attempt

  • A Loganville man allegedly ran from a retired deputy during a burglary attempt, police said.
  • Timothy McGee, 33, is charged with attempted burglary and criminal trespass.
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

 

A Loganville man ran away after a retired York County Sheriff's deputy showed him his badge following a burglary attempt in Springettsbury Township, police said.

Springettsbury Township Police said Timothy S. McGee, 33, attempted to burglarize a home in the 500 block of South Russell Street on  Thursday, Aug. 24, when the retired deputy spotted him.

When the former deputy asked what he was doing, McGee ran, according to police.

McGee, of Ness Court, is charged with attempted burglary and criminal trespass.

Timothy McGee

Burglary attempt: According to court documents, McGee was seen trying to break into a home about 12:45 p.m.

The former deputy, who lives near the residence, reported seeing McGee trying to break into the home, police said.

McGee was seen walking behind the residence, and the former deputy knew that McGee didn't live there and the owners were not home, court documents allege.

The retired deputy found McGee standing at the bottom of the rear basement stairs, and he was trying to get into the home, police said. Additionally, police say a door was ajar and the interior screen door was torn.

When the former deputy asked what McGee was doing, he said he was not doing anything, court documents state.

The former deputy told McGee to put his hands on the wall, and he showed McGee his badge, police said.

McGee then fled, documents state.

Police take a man into custody following a multi-agency search along Interstate 83 in Springettsbury and Spring Garden Townships, Thursday, August 24, 2017. The burglary suspect was arrested along Mill Creek behind the York Area United Fire Station. John A. Pavoncello photo

 

Arrest: The former deputy provided police with a description of McGee, and he was later found hiding in a wooded area west of the residence, according to police.

Officers from Springettsbury, along with Spring Garden Township, York Area Regional Police, state police and the York County Sheriff's Department helped to find McGee.

Police take a man into custody following a multi-agency search along Interstate 83 in Springettsbury and Spring Garden Townships, Thursday, August 24, 2017. The burglary suspect was arrested along Mill Creek behind the York Area United Fire Station. John A. Pavoncello photo

After McGee was arrested, he told police he had used heroin just before the burglary attempt and that he sells various items to survive, court documents state. He told police he was last employed in June.

McGee was arraigned on his charges Thursday night and remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Sept. 7 at District Judge Barry Bloss' office.

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