Couple who allegedly targeted recently painted homes face new charges

Damien Rinehart

A couple who police said targeted recently painted homes in the Manchester Township area now face additional burglary charges. 

On Tuesday, March 5, Spring Garden Township Police filed charges alleging Damien Shaun Rinehart, 32, and Cynthia Marie Vaughan, 49, burglarized two homes and stole roughly $4,000 worth of items from the residents.

Vaughan faces two additional counts of conspiracy to commit a burglary and receiving stolen property as well as four counts of conspiracy to commit theft.

Rinehart faces two additional counts of burglary and conspiracy to commit a burglary, three counts of receiving stolen property and four counts of theft.

All of the charges are felonies.

The new charges come less than a week after the two were arrested on similar charges following a burglary in Manchester Township.

Northern York County Regional Police, who filed those charges, said it was believed the couple targeted homes on which Rinehart had previously worked.

The two were arrested Feb. 27. They committed the burglaries to support a drug problem, according to police.

Rinehart and Vaughan are in York County Prison on $50,000 and $25,000 bail, respectively, because of the Feb. 27 charges by Northern Regional Police.

Rinehart and Vaughan were arraigned on the new charges on Tuesday, March 12, and bail in those charges was set at $100,000 for Rinehart and $75,000 for Vaughan. 

Cynthia Vaughan

Burglaries: Spring Garden Township Police said two guns, computers, an Xbox, and jewelry were taken from a home in the 1400 block of Starcross Road during the day on Feb. 26.

Additionally, a computer and multiple pieces of jewelry were taken from a home in the 1700 block of Randolph Drive, court documents state.

On Feb. 27, Vaughan spoke to police and said she and Rinehart had committed several daytime burglaries to support a drug problem, according to authorities. 

On Feb. 28, police went to a gold dealer in East Manchester Township and found pieces of jewelry stolen from one of the victim's home, court documents state. Police said the two sold the jewelry to the dealer.

Also on that day, one of the victims turned over video surveillance of his home during the day of the burglary, and it showed the two burglarizing the home, according to officials.

Police also received footage of the two behind a home in the 1000 block of Smallbrook Lane, about a mile away from the home of one victim, according to police.

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Manchester Township: Northern Regional Police spotted the two near a home in the 900 block of Hedgegate Lane after a burglar alarm went off Feb. 27, police have said.

Officers responded because Vaughan's vehicle, suspected in several burglaries, was seen leaving the area, court documents state. The back door to the home had been kicked in, according to authorities. 

Vaughan told police she took Rinehart to the home to burglarize it but that she had a change of heart, and the two argued, police said.

For that alleged burglary, they are charged with felony counts of burglary, conspiracy to commit that offense and trespassing.

Northern Regional Police said last week they were asking anyone with information to contact them at 717-292-3647, through the department's dedicated tip line  at 717-467-8355 or through

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