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Additional city charges filed against trio

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By Chris Sardelli

Another long list of charges have been filed against a trio of people arrested on multiple burglary charges last month.

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The Lancaster Police Department has now charged Joel Brandon Scott, 31, 1317 Memorial Drive; Joshua Matthew Thurman, 27, 1348 Memorial Drive; and Amber Leigh Airington, 20, 1121 Chesterfield Ave., in connection to a string of burglaries and breaking-and-entering incidents occurring between Nov. 20 and Dec. 6 in the city limits, according to arrest warrants. 

Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant said all 16 of the warrants have been served to the three.

The police department has charged them with the following:

– Scott – Breaking and entering an automobile (two counts); breaking into motor vehicles/automobiles (two counts) and first-degree burglary (two counts)

– Thurman – Breaking into motor vehicles/automobiles (two counts); breaking and entering a motor vehicle (two counts) and  first-degree burglary (two counts)

– Airington – Breaking into motor vehicle; breaking and entering automobiles (two counts) and first-degree burglary  

The charges follow a joint investigation between local authorities into a large number of car break-ins and home burglaries that happened during that time span.

The car break-ins within the city limits happened on West Barr and Davis streets, Gillsbrook Road and Edgemont Drive, while the home burglaries occurred on Crescent Drive and West Dunlap Street. 

According to the warrants, items reported stolen include GPS units, blank checks, DVDs, video game systems, a flat-screen television and a laptop.  

Scott and Thurman remain jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center. Their bond was denied. Airington was released last month on a $35,000 surety bond.

Other charges

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office first announced the trio’s arrests on Dec. 17 in connection with a separate string of burglaries and thefts throughout the county. 

Those incidents, in which numerous vehicles and homes were broken into, happened between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9, according to a sheriff’s office media release.

Items stolen in those incidents include televisions, firearms, money, cell phones and jewelry.

The car break-ins occurred on Boxcar and Standing Timber roads, Wrenwood and Havenwood drives and Omni Court. The home burglaries occurred on Monroe Highway, West Rebound and J.B. Denton roads, and Country Club and Pacer drives. 

In those cases, the sheriff’s office charged the three with the following:

– Scott – Vehicle/damaging or tampering (six counts); larceny/breaking into a motor vehicle; first-degree burglary (three counts) and second-degree burglary (two counts)

– Thurman – Vehicle/damaging or tampering (six counts); larceny/breaking into a motor vehicle; first-degree burglary (three counts) and second-degree burglary (two counts)

– Airington – Larceny/breaking into a motor vehicle; first-degree burglary (two counts) and second-degree burglary (two counts)

 

Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416