Maryland man arrested for multiple residential burglaries in Middletown

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MIDDLETON, PA- Maryland man is  arrested and charged for his role in multiple residential burglaries in Middleton.

According to police, on June 22nd police arrested Michael C. Diehl, 22 of Baltimore Maryland but staying locally in the 1100 block of Cypress Street.

Diehl is being charged with two counts of Burglary, 2 drug related charges, and False ID to Law Enforcement; for his role in several residential burglaries in a neighborhood in Middletown.

Police say with the help of several very diligent citizens, connected Diehl to an attempted Burglary in the 1000 block of Cypress Street and a residential burglary where over a thousand dollars of property was taken in the 1000 block of Plane Street.

An alert citizen provided real-time information to the 911 center of the location of the suspect and another male that led to their detention and investigation early Wednesday Morning.

She recognized the one male from an alert provided during a neighborhood canvas by patrol officers, and called immediately. Information developed by interviewing these suspects led police to a residence in the 1100 Block of Cypress Street, where a search warrant was served on the residence and police recovered numerous items of stolen property.

Another resident reviewed his home surveillance system after learning of the burglary via Nixle public notification. Through review of June 17th tapes, he was able to watch Diehl attempting to break into a neighbor’s house.  He called police and provided us with the video.

Police say this is a fine example of the ability of alert citizens helping police to bring a successful conclusion to a crime spree in their neighborhood.

The Middletown Police Department thanks all those who helped with this case and provided tips that we diligently followed up on.