A West Manheim Township woman has been charged with three counts each of burglary, criminal trespass and theft after robberies at neighboring residences, according to police.
Charged was Tammy S. Myers, 52, of 72 Heritage Drive.
West Manheim Township Police say a neighbor of Myers, Tracey Weih, returned home from running an errand Wednesday morning and heard suspicious noises. While searching her home, Weih heard a knock at her front door and answered to find Myers, her next-door neighbor.
Police said Myers told Weih she saw a black male running from Weih's garage while she was standing on her front porch. Weih called 911 and told officers what Myers told her.
But police said Weih also told them that on July 19 she came home to find Myers hiding in a bedroom with money she'd taken from another part of Weih's house. Myers sent a card to Weih apologizing for going into her home, and Weih didn't report that incident, police said.
Police arrested Myers after the most recent burglary and found $42 in her shirt. Myers allegedly told police she took the money from another house across the street on Heritage Drive. Police contacted the residents of that house, who confirmed cash was missing.
Myers also allegedly told police she took a bottle of wine from Weih's basement, and has stolen wine from the residence on several other occasions. Police recovered the wine.
Myers was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James Miner. She was being held Thursday at York County prison on $10,000 bail.
West Manheim Police are continuing the investigation and consider Myers a suspect in at least one other cash burglary from a Heritage Drive home. Residents of the Heritage Drive area who have not already reported a burglary or theft are asked to call the investigating officer, Pfc. Craig Snyder at 717-632-7059 ext. 105.
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