Police: Pair stole, damaged almost $4,000 worth of valuables at Morningstar Marketplace
Two York County residents twice broke into Morningstar Marketplace and stole or damaged more than $4,000 in items, police said.
Southwestern Regional Police arrested Sheridan McCartney, 19, of York City, and Trevor Jones, 20, of Newberry Township, on Oct. 16.
McCartney and Jones were each charged with four counts of burglary and four counts of criminal trespassing, all felonies.
Around 3 a.m. Sept. 27, McCartney and Jones broke into Morningstar Marketplace, located at 5309 Lincoln Highway in Jackson Township, according to police.
Wearing hoodies that concealed their faces as well as gloves, they stole $550 worth of video game items, including an Xbox One, Nintendo DS and more than 30 DS games, police allege.
Three days later, McCartney and Jones, along with a 17-year-old boy, returned to the flea market and "damaged multiple businesses and property," charging documents read.
Charging documents allege that almost $3,000 worth of items were stolen and damages totaled about $830.
Several businesses had property stolen, including retail store Crystal Cove, which was missing 15 folding knives and two backpacks. A samurai sword was found "plunged into the table" at Crystal Cove, according to police.
After an arrest was made, McCartney admitted to both Morningstar Market burglaries, police said.
A search of a truck later revealed several vape items and knives. A Nintendo gaming system and games also were found inside, according to police.
The pair already faced charges for a separate burglary in September.
On Sept. 24, McCartney and Jones entered the U Pull It Junk Yard, at 1381 Sunnyside Road in North Codorus Township, police said. Jones pulled down security cameras, cut wires and removed $150 from the cash register, according to charging documents.
The following day, McCartney and Jones allegedly returned and pulled down additional security cameras, cut wires and destroyed several computers. Estimated damages were about $1,500, police said.
McCartney was unable to post an initial $5,000 bail in the recent case and is at York County Prison. At her arraignment Wednesday, her bail was raised to $250,000.
Jones was released on his own recognizance.
In addition to felony charges, McCartney is charged with one count of corruption of minors, 12 counts of theft and six counts of receiving stolen property, all misdemeanors, and five summary offense charges of criminal mischief.
Jones is also charged with one count of corruption of minors, 12 counts of conspiracy and six counts of receiving stolen property, all misdemeanors, and five summary offenses of criminal mischief.
McCartney's preliminary hearing is slated for 2 p.m. Nov. 1 before District Judge Thomas Reilly.
Jones' preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 before Reilly.
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