20-year-old Lemoyne man arrested for burglary, criminal trespassing


East Pennsboro Township Police Department arrested 20-year old Joseph Bortz, Jr. Thursday, Oct. 12 for burglarizing a Lemoyne home.

Bortz, of Lemoyne, was arrested on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, and theft for an incident that happened on Monday, Oct. 10. East Pennsboro police received a tip call from an off-duty Dauphin County Probation Officer, who said he observed a man walk through the car port of a home, open a door and proceed to the rear of the home. The patrol officer said he saw Bortz climb into a window.

According to East Pennsboro Township Police Department, the officer who received the tip sent police officers to the house, who surrounded the home and confronted Bortz as he walked out the front door carrying items from within the home, which is when police arrested Bortz.

Police then were able to connect Bortz to two additional East Pennsboro burglaries that occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the 100 blocks of Arnold and Henry Road, Enola. East Pennsboro Police were assisted by police from Hampden Township and Camp Hill Borough.