Lancaster Man Charged with Burglary and Vandalism After Alleged Break-Ins

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LANCASTER, PA — Jonathan Frederick, 31, of Lancaster, was arraigned on June 3, 2024, on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, and stalking. The Manheim Township Police Department reported that Frederick was committed to Lancaster County Prison with bail set at $100,000.

The charges stem from incidents on May 16, 2024, when Frederick allegedly entered a residence on the 200 block of Meadow Lane without permission. According to police, the victim found Frederick asleep on the sofa upon returning home. The victim also discovered extensive damage throughout the house.

Frederick is accused of causing approximately $6,450 in damage. He allegedly cut cords of electronic devices, making them inoperable, and poured liquids on various items, including a gaming console, living room sofa, and bedroom mattress. Personal items were found scattered, and a coat was torn and left on the floor. Additionally, police say liquids were found spilled on the floor, refrigerator, and cabinets, with sauce thrown across the kitchen blinds, windowsill, and backsplash.

A criminal complaint led to an arrest warrant for Frederick. Following his arraignment before MDJ Monson, the warrant was canceled.

The charges against Frederick are allegations. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The investigation is ongoing, and more details may emerge as the case proceeds.

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