On May 11, 2019, at 12:50 pm, the East Pennsboro Township Police say they received a report that on May 9, 2019, at approximately 11:00 pm, five baby bunnies had been stolen from a rabbit cage to the rear of the victim’s residence in the 1300 block of 4th Street, West Fairview.
According to police the investigation revealed that Madysen Annmarie Geoghan, 18, of the 300 block of West Perry Street, Enola, and her sister, Shelby Patrice Geoghan, 18, of the same location had stolen the bunnies.
According to police three of the bunnies had been returned to the victim; however, one of the three bunnies had died from malnutrition. Police were advised that there was a significant period that there was no food or water for the bunnies resulting in its death.
It was determined that Shelby Geoghan was involved when the purchaser of two of the stolen bunnies came forward to turn the bunnies into police.
The Geoghan sisters were charged with Aggravated cruelty to animal, Theft, and Neglect of Animal and will face a preliminary hearing before District Justice Sanderson.