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Man captured in Pennsylvania tied to local break-ins


By Joe Beck

WOODSTOCK -- Law enforcement officials arrested a man in Pennsylvania over the weekend who they believe is tied to wave of recent burglaries and home invasions in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office officials said the suspect is a West Virginia resident, but provided few other details about him.

Sheriff Timothy Carter said the suspect is in custody in Pennsylvania where authorities are continuing to gather evidence.

Shenandoah County has been plagued by eight home invasions or burglaries since September, some or all of which authorities believe are related.

"We've been able to tie this man to five of our home invasions or burglaries at this point," Carter said.

Carter added that Pennsylvania authorities have been investigating a wave of 20 home invasions or burglaries in their townships that they believe could be linked to the suspect. Other burglaries in Frederick County and Maryland may also be related to those in Shenandoah County and Pennsylvania, Carter said.

Carter said he wasn't releasing any further information about the arrest "out of respect for Pennsylvania authorities."

"Our biggest thing is we wanted the public to know there has been some progress in the case, and we also wanted the public to know it does take time. This person is wanted for incidents in Frederick County and Maryland and Pennsylvania," Carter said.

Maj. Scott Proctor urged area residents to continue watching for suspicious individuals, cars or activities in their neighborhoods.

"We still want people to keep their eyes and ears open," Proctor said. "Report any suspicious activities, just to be on the safe side."

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com


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