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Deputies nab trio for recent burglary spree

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Incidents happened between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9

By Jesef Williams

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of three people charged in a string of recent burglaries and thefts.

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Joel Brandon Scott, 31, 1317 Memorial Drive; Joshua Matthew Thurman, 27, 1348 Memorial Drive; and Amber Leigh Airington, 20, 1121 Chesterfield Ave., were each charged in connection with incidents occurring between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9, according to a media release issued Monday, Dec. 17.

In a joint investigation with the Lancaster Police Department, the sheriff’s office learned the three broke into numerous vehicles and homes in the Lancaster area during that time span. Items stolen include televisions, firearms, money, cell phones, jewelry and other personal items, the release said.

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.

The sheriff’s office has 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) 

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

The release said the Lancaster Police Department has charged the trio with offenses that occurred in the city limits. The investigation continues and additional charges are expected, the release said.

“This group of people has been causing major problems over the last few weeks,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. “I appreciate the hard work that all of the investigators from both the city and the county put in to get them identified and charged.”

Related drug charge

On Friday, Dec. 14, investigators found a “large quantity” of crack cocaine at a Loft Lane home, where some of the stolen property was found.

Robert Antonio Hood, 34, Hampton Road, was later charged with trafficking crack cocaine. Hood, whose bond was denied, remains jailed at the county detention center.

 

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152