By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Middletown Police want to hear from unreported victims of thefts from cars by “gentlemen”

Middletown Police want to hear from unreported victims of thefts from cars by “gentlemen”

Middletown, PA

On September 25, 2019, Middletown Borough Police were advised of masked persons attempting to enter vehicles in the area of the Nittany Place Apartment Complex- 625 Spring Street. Police say a man a was located in the area of Main Street and Catherine Street, carrying a mask in his hand, dressed in all black, and wearing rubber gloves. According to police he had been observed earlier ducking between houses as Police responded to the area.

Police attempted to locate a second male, with assistance from additional agencies, but were unsuccessful. The male that was arrested, James Lake III, was found to have cash, Bluetooth headphones, and cologne on his person. Police say Lake is known to be currently homeless.  

In a statement police said:

Residents of the Borough are reminded to LOCK YOUR VEHICLES when not using them, even if they are in your driveway, etc. Unfortunately in today’s times, an unsecured vehicle, residence, shed, etc. is at risk for being a theft target.  If you find that you may have been an unreported victim of these gentleman attempting to enter into cars and steal items, please contact Middletown Borough Police at (717) 558-6900 (Dauphin County Non Emergency Dispatch).

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