Lancaster City Police file additional charges against serial burglary suspect, 19 year old Ryan Edward Brock. Brock was arrested on September 12th, 2013 following a series of burglaries and auto thefts in Lancaster City and East Lampeter Township that ended when Brock crashed a stolen school bus in East Lampeter Township.
Investigators say Brock was involved in another burglary and other automobile thefts that happened between April and September 2013. They say Brock stole a 2004 Dodge Neon from the 600 block of North Mary Street, in Lancaster by pretending to be the vehicle’s owner and having a locksmith make a key for the vehicle. The Neon was stolen from the rear of the owner’s residence during the night of April 17-18, 2013. Sometime between April 12-19, Brock stole a license plate from a 1997 Honda in the 600 block of College Avenue. Brock later placed this stolen plate on the Dodge Neon.
He later drove the Dodge Neon to a parking lot in the 900 block of North Shippen Street and made arrangements to have the vehicle sold for scrap. On April 23rd, Brock was waiting for a tow truck to arrive to take the Neon to a scrap yard but fled when he saw police arriving in the area. The Dodge Neon was recovered. As a result of this investigation, Brock was charged with one count of felony Theft by Unlawful Taking and one count of misdemeanor Theft by Unlawful Taking.
A similar crime allegedly occurred on August 26, 2013. A stolen license plate was place on a van owned by a local business and driven to Delaware. The van and license plate have not been recovered. Brock was charged with one count of felony Theft by Unlawful Taking and one count of misdemeanor Theft by Unlawful Taking in connection with those incidents.
Another incident occurred in September when Brock allegedly stole a 2011 Audi A4 from the Autohaus car dealership and a license plate from a city woman’s vehicle. He is also accused of using stolen credit cards.
Additional charges were added to the original criminal complaint filed following the September events. As a result of the on-going investigation, the following was learned: Brock caused $4,000.00 in damages by using a vehicle to drive through the roll-up door at Lancaster Mitsubishi, 1009 North Prince Street. Brock caused $1,908.00 in damages by using a vehicle to drive through the roll-up door at Steffy’s Garage, 235 W. Main Street Leola,. By using a vehicle to drive through the bus lot at C.V. Bus Depot, 160 Newport Road, Leola Brock caused $2,368.00 in damages. The damage that Brock caused when he struck a retaining wall at 139 Newport Road, Leola is being estimated at $500.00. The damages caused when he drove the bus through a yard at 121 East Main Street, Leola and the bus struck a tree are also estimated at $500.00. Also, it was determined that Brock entered and hid in the trunk of a vehicle near his residence after he and his mother got into an verbal argument on the night of September 12. The owner of this vehicle reported that she was unable to open the trunk of her vehicle and found that her rear seats were down, allowing access to the trunk. The damages caused were $150.00. Therefore, Brock is also being charged with (3) counts of Criminal Mischief (M2), (2) counts of Criminal Mischief (M3) and (1) count of Summary Criminal Mischief.
Brock remains incarcerated at Lancaster County Prison.