Ex-MU student admits to burglaries
BY BRETT HAMBRIGHT, Staff Writer
A former Millersville University student has admitted to breaking in to a number of student-housing apartments last spring.
Justin D. McNair stole laptop computers and other items during the overnight spree from May 3 to May 4, according to investigators.
McNair pleaded guilty Monday to five burglaries, which occurred at off-campus student apartments.
He faces a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced for five felony counts of burglary, felony conspiracy and five misdemeanor counts of theft.
At least one apartment was occupied during the spree, police said. No one was hurt during any of the incidents, reported on Hillview Avenue (Brookwood Court Apartments) and University Drive.
Following the reported burglaries, university officials issued a campuswide warning, advising students to lock their doors and windows.
McNair, now 20, was a student at the time of the break-ins, according to Janet Kacskos, university spokeswoman. He lived in York prior to moving to the campus, court records show.
Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker accepted the plea and ordered a background check. McNair will be sentenced within three months.
McNair has been at Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail since Sept. 12.