Police: Man broke into York Twp. car dealership, stole car

  • Police are searching for Matthew Siders, who is accused of breaking into a dealership and stealing a car.
  • Siders, 20, faces charges of burglary and theft.
  • Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

A Springettsubry Township man is accused of breaking into a car dealership and stealing a vehicle last week.

Police say Matthew Christopher Siders broke into Spry Motorcars and stole a 1999 Dodge Intrepid before fleeing from authorities.

Matthew Siders

Siders, 20, of the 100 block of South Russel Street, Springettsbury Township, is charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and driving without a license.

Allegations: Police were sent to the area of Hess Farm Road and Spartan Road just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, for a report of a crash.

When an officer arrived, an unregistered white Dodge Ram was found crashed, documents state.

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The vehicle, police said, belonged to Spry Motorcars at 2503 S. Queen St. There was a broken window seen at the dealership, and police say it looked as though a burglary happened there.

While officers were at the crash, a Toyota Highlander and a 1999 Dodge Intrepid drove west past the scene, and neither of the vehicles had registration plates, documents state.

An officer followed the cars to a lot at William Kain County Park and saw Siders driving the Dodge Intrepid as he waited for a Cadillac Catera, police said. Siders got in the Cadillac Catera, and the officer was unable to detain the drivers of the Cadillac Catera or the Toyota Highlander,  and they all fled the scene, documents state.

The drivers of the other vehicles are not identified.

Police spoke with an employee at Spry Motorcars, who said the vehicles were stolen from the dealership.

Siders was arrested and sent to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to prison records.

He was sent there Sunday, Oct. 15, and remained there as of Monday, Oct. 16.

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