Skyler J. Daugherty

Skyler J. Daugherty

A 20-year-old county man was arrested after stealing from the same Manheim Township store three times in five days, police said.

Skyler J. Daugherty, who has addresses on East Main Street in Lititz and in the 700 block of Pearl Avenue in Manheim, also now faces additional charges from other police departments in the county.

On May 16, Daugherty took a watch and speakers valued at $242 from the Walmart at 2030 Fruitville Pike, Manheim Township police Sgt. Tom Rudzinski reported.

On Monday, he took $209 worth of gaming items from the same store.

Daugherty was seen leaving the store without paying in both cases, but he fled before employees could detain him, Rudzinski said.

Daugherty’s luck ran out on Tuesday, when he was arrested after trying to steal another $239 worth of game controllers at the Walmart.

Northern Lancaster County Regional police have also filed charges against Daugherty, including theft by unlawful taking and unauthorized use of automobiles.

They said Daugherty on May 15 stole his mother’s car, a 2002 Saturn coupe valued at $3,000, in Penn Township.

Manheim Borough police have charged Daugherty with theft for allegedly driving off without paying for gas the same day at Manheim Sunoco, 216 N. Main St., Manheim.

Daugherty was arraigned by District Judge David Miller and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Newspaper records show Daugherty was also previously charged with:

• criminal conspiracy to commit theft after Lititz police said he drove the get-a-way vehicle for John M. Kirtley, 21, of Lancaster April 26. That’s when Kirtley allegedly stole a tip jar at a business in the first block of East Main Street, Lititz.

• an April 23 burglary at a home in the first block of North Main Street, Manheim, in which electronic equipment was taken.

• theft by deception in Rapho Township after he convinced a person in March to cash several checks for him knowing there were no funds in the account, Manheim Borough police said.



Ryan Robinson is a police reporter and Voices columnist for Lancaster Newspapers. He can be reached at rrobinson@lnpnews.com or (717) 481-6032. You can also follow @RyanRobinsonLNP on Twitter.