By Joe Beck -- email@example.com
Strasburg Police Chief Tim Sutherly announced Thursday that police have charged two adults and one juvenile with burglary and grand larceny at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 193 W. Washington St. on April 29 and many counts of vandalism throughout the town during March and April.
Tyler Douglas Peter, 20, of 305 Walton St. was charged with grand larceny and burglary with intent to commit grand larceny at the church on 193 W. Washington St., according to a written statement issued by Sutherly. Peter was also charged with eight counts of vandalism of less than $1,000 damage and one count of trespassing. The vandalism charges include damage at the Strasburg Museum, 440 E. King St. on April 28 that amounted to about $400, Sutherly said.
Sutherly said police also charged Terry Allen Drummond Jr., 19, of 305 Walton St. with grand larceny and burglary with intent to commit grand larceny at St. Paul's. He was also charged with one count of trespassing.
Police obtained juvenile petitions for a 16-year-old boy that accuse him of committing grand larceny and burglary with intent to commit grand larceny at the church, Sutherly said. He also stated that juvenile petitions accusing him of five counts of committing vandalism of less than $1,000 were also filed against him. He is also facing juvenile petitions accusing him of one count of petit larceny and one count of trespassing, Sutherly said.
A total of 22 counts have been filed against all three defendants. Officer A.L. Atkison filed all charges, Sutherly said. He said the investigation of the three defendants is continuing and additional charges are pending. He said restitution for property damage will be sought for each crime.