Man arrested after damaging property, stealing money during burglary of Lower Paxton Township home

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– A man is facing charges after he allegedly entered a home, stole money and damaged property inside.

Tyquinn Gillespie-Chism, 28, is facing burglary, criminal mischief, and harassment for his role in the incident.

On March 12, Gillespie-Chism entered a home in the 4400 block of Ontario Drive in Lower Paxton Township to allegedly damage property inside and harass the homeowner, who was not present at the time of the burglary.

According to the criminal complaint, Gillespie-Chism accused the victim of lying to him about seeing other men before sending a series of text messages saying, “it’s already in for u. Na you gotta feel this. I let u slide to many times.”

When the victim returned home, she told police that she immediately smelled the odor of hot sauce.

The victim told police that she discovered that hot sauce and coconut rum had been poured on her bed, and her flat screen TV had been smashed.

In total, Gillespie-Chism damaged over $1,300 in property, and stole about $285 in cash.

After an investigation, Gillespie-Chism was arrested by police on May 30.

He was arraigned and is awaiting his preliminary hearing.

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