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West York Police make arrest in jewelry burglary

Two men are behind bars for a  jewelry burglary that occurred last month in West York. Cory Baker, 22, Spring Grove and Wesley Bentzel, 25, Spring Grove have been charged with Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property.

The burglary occurred on January 30, 2013 in the 1900 block of Worth Street. The victim’s rear door was kicked in and jewelry stolen. During the investigation, police discovered Bentzel sold the jewelry to a local jewelry store so he could pay his delinquent phone bill. A search of Baker’s cell phone records indicated he drove Bentzel to the burglary and to sell the jewelry. During an interview by police, Baker admitted to his involvement.

Both men were committed to York County Prison, Baker in lieu of $2,500 bail and Bentzel in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Baker and Bentzel are also involved in the Organized Crime Ring recently busted by West York Police.
Police say Baker is out on bail for his part in the West York Organized Retail Crime Ring in which he allegedly committed several retail thefts and returned stolen merchandise valued at over $2,000. Bentzel is among 22 others who are awaiting charges to be filed for his part in the Ring.

Wesley Bentzel

Wesley Bentzel

Cory Baker

Cory Baker


7 Comments to “West York Police make arrest in jewelry burglary”

    HowIgnorantRU? said:
    March 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Moral of the story: Don't overuse your cell phone.

    oldfriend said:
    March 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    I hung out with these guys in high school. Their addiction to opiates it appears has gotten the best of them.

    Zaragoza Jewelry said:
    March 6, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    lol, seriously? Did you really hang out with them? Sad to see people waste their lives like this.

    sadithappend said:
    March 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    :( so sad to see cory get caught up in this he is a really good person :(

    whatacrockofcrap said:
    April 18, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    cory didnt get caught up on anything! he was very well aware of what was going on! lets be real people. These losers need to grow up and act like adults, its about that time!

    Jeramey said:
    April 19, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    TWO BIG LOSERS……….. Hope they enjoy JAIL

    cant make bail said:
    January 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    jail makes a good rehab for addiction as a druggy or a thief…

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