Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
One Manheim man in prison, another sought in burglary
BY CINDY STAUFFER, Staff Writer
Two Manheim men have been charged with breaking into a home after police found some of the loot from the burglary on one of the men during an unrelated arrest.
And police charged the other man after he was seen on a convenience store surveillance video using a credit card stolen during the burglary, investigators said.
Charged were John Macon Kirtley, 20, and Kyle Edward Dodson, 23.
Dodson is still at large; Kirtley is in Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
The break-in happened March 13 at a home in the 100 block of North Hazel Street, police said.
The men entered the home by breaking a rear window, and they took a television, a video game console, money, a credit card and jewelry, worth a total of $2,500, investigators said.
Several days later, during an unrelated incident, police charged Dodson with possession of drug paraphernalia at his home. Police did not take him into custody at that time.
During the encounter, police saw that Dodson had a lot of jewelry in a bag, which matched the description of the stolen loot.
Police seized the jewelry and showed it to the burglary victim, who identified the stolen property.
Then, several days later, the victim reported that the stolen credit card had been used at a Turkey Hill in Lancaster.
Police reviewed the surveillance video from the store and were able to identify Dodson and Kirtley as the second suspect.
Both men were charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespass, theft and access device fraud.