York County man may be connected to at least a dozen car burglaries, police say

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A man suspected of a number of car burglaries in Manchester Township in recent weeks has been arrested, the Northern York County Regional Police said. 

Logan Mesteller, 23, of East Petersburg, Lancaster County, was arraigned on three counts of theft from a motor vehicle as well as other charges including carrying a firearm without a license, according to court records. His bail was set at $150,000. A preliminary hearing in his case is set for Nov. 18. 

Investigators say Mesteller could soon face additional charges in connection with several more of the 15 car burglaries reported by residents in the same area.

Logan Mesteller

Patrols had been stepped up in northern Manchester Township in recent weeks due to the rash of car burglaries, police said.  

On Saturday, an officer came across a bicycle that had wet tires but had no dew accumulated on it, according to police. After other patrol units were called to the area, Mesteller was located, but he fled the area on foot. He was eventually captured in the 2500 block of Brandywine Lane after a foot pursuit. Police said he had stolen a .380-caliber Taurus handgun that day from a vehicle on Church Road. 

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Police ask that anyone who lives in Manchester Township whose vehicle was broken into in October or early November to contact Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717-467-8355 or via tips@nycrpd.org. Reference case 2022-046026.