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  • Police say Michael McVicker led police on a chase the day after he burglarized a West York home.
  • McVicker was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 9, after leading police on another chase, according to police.
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $300,000 bail.

The man who police say burglarized a West York home last month led police on a chase a day after the alleged break-in.

Officials say Michael Jason McVicker led York City Police on a chase the day after he stole a motorcycle and a dirt bike from a home in the 1200 block of West King Street on Oct. 28.

McVicker was involved in another police chase last week, which led to his arrest, according to police.

Michael McVicker. Photo courtesy of the West York Police Department.

McVicker, 45, whose last known address was in the 1500 block of Second Avenue, is charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and fleeing or attempting to elude police, among other charges.

Burglary: West York Police say McVicker rammed a white Ford E150 van into the garage of the home about 5:45 a.m. Oct. 28.

He then took a Suzuki Katana motorcycle and a child's dirt bike, which together value a little over $2,000, according to court documents.

After releasing surveillance footage of the incident to the public, officials determined McVicker was the man who stole the items, police said.

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Chase: A York City Police officer found McVicker driving the vehicle in the area of the 500 block of West Mason Avenue about 12:35 p.m. the next day, according to charging documents.

Police say the vehicle he was driving was listed as stolen, so the officer pulled McVicker over. After taking McVicker's ID, the officer found that McVicker had a warrant for his arrest, court documents state.

The officer then saw McVicker's front seat pasenger exit, and the van began moving, police said.

The driver fled on West Street southbound to West College Avenue, where it turned east on

Prospect Street, documents state. He then continued through the city before getting onto the Interstate 83 ramp near South Belmont Avenue, according to police.

He stopped the car and fled on foot, court documents allege.

"The driver then fled on foot crossing four lanes of traffic on I-83 and was not apprehended," the responding officer wrote in charging documents.

According to York City Police's online incident log, McVicker was arrested Nov. 9, after he led police on a chase starting at the intersection of South George Street and West College Avenue. 

The chase ended on I-83 southbound, and he was arrested on scene, according to police. It is unclear if he faces charges in that incident.

At the time of his arrest, McVicker was wanted for a York City burglary in which a concrete saw was stolen from a construction site, police said.

McVicker remains in York County Prison in lieu of $300,000 bail, according to prison records. He does not have an attorney listed.

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