10.23.13 Additional Charges Filed Against Ryan Brock

23 October 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

Lancaster City Police Auto Theft Unit Detective Heather Halstead has filed additional charges against Ryan Edward Brock. Brock, 19, of the 600 blk. N. Pine St., Lancaster, was arrested on September 12th, 2013 following a series of burglaries and auto thefts in Lancaster City and E. Lampeter Township that ended when Brock crashed a stolen school bus in E. Lampeter Twp.

Brock was also the subject of several other investigations:

It was determined that Brock stole a 2004 Dodge Neon from the 600 blk. of N. Mary St. by pretending to be the vehicle’s owner and having a locksmith make a key for this vehicle. The Neon was stolen from the rear of the owner’s residence during the night of April 17-18, 2013. Sometime between April 12-19, Brock stole a license plate from a 1997 Honda in the 600 blk. of College Ave. Brock later placed this stolen plate on the Dodge Neon. Brock later drove the Dodge Neon to a parking lot in the 900 blk. of N. Shippen St. and made arrangements to have the vehicle sold for scrap. On April 23rd, Brock was waiting for a tow truck to arrive to take the Neon to a scrap yard but fled when he saw police arriving in the area. The Dodge Neon was recovered. As a result of this investigation, Brock was charged with one count of felony Theft by Unlawful Taking and one count of misdemeanor Theft by Unlawful Taking before MDJ Sponaugle. 

On August 26, 2013, a business in the 400 blk. W. Frederick St. reported that a license plate was stolen from a van owned by the business during the night of August 22. On August 28, LCPD officers took a report of a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van that was stolen from a car dealership (Ticket to Ride) in the 1200 blk. of Manheim Pike. This theft occurred sometime between August 14-28. It was determined that Brock stole the van and the license plate, placed the stolen plate on the van, and drove the van to Delaware. The van and license plate have not been recovered. Brock was charged with one count of felony Theft by Unlawful Taking and one count of misdemeanor Theft by Unlawful Taking before MDJ Sponaugle in connection with these incidents.

On September 5th, 2013, Manheim Twp police took a report of a stolen 2011 Audi A4 from the Autohaus car dealership, 1300 blk. Manheim Pike. On September 5th, a resident of the 700 blk. of State St. reported that her vehicle’s license plate had been stolen. It was determined that Brock stole this vehicle and license plate. The vehicle was later recovered near Country Day School with the stolen plate attached. During this same time frame, Brock also removed a wallet from an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the Chapman Ford lot, 1400 blk. Manheim Pike. Brock used credit cards that were in the wallet to make several purchases at various locations, including the Sunoco in the 1100 blk. Harrisburg Pk., the Amtrak train Station on McGovern Ave., Yellow Cab, and a Burger King. Brock also attempted to use one of the stolen credit cards to purchase a car from Cheap Heaps, 900 blk. N. Queen St. As a result of the above investigation, Ryan Brock was charged with: Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (F3), Access Device Fraud (F3), Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (M2), Access Device Fraud (M1), Forgery (F2) and Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition (M3) by Det. Heather Halstead, through MDJ David Miller's office and through Det. Halstead's County Detective status through the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office.

Additional charges were added to the original criminal complaint filed following the September 12th events. As a result of the on-going investigation, the following was learned: Brock caused $4,000.00 in damages by using a vehicle to drive through the roll-up door at Lancaster Mitsubishi, 1009 N. Prince Street. Brock caused $1,908.00 in damages by using a vehicle to drive through the roll-up door at Steffy's Garage, 235 W. Main Street Leola,. By using a vehicle to drive through the bus lot at C.V. Bus Depot, 160 Newport Road, Leola Brock caused $2,368.00 in damages. The damage that Brock caused when he struck a retaining wall at 139 Newport Road, Leola is being estimated at $500.00. The damages caused when he drove the bus through a yard at 121 E. Main Street, Leola and the bus struck a tree are also estimated at $500.00. Also, it was determined that Brock entered and  hid in the trunk of a vehicle near his residence after he and his mother got into the verbal argument on the night of 12 Sept. The owner of this vehicle reported that she was unable to open the trunk of her vehicle and found that her rear seats were down, allowing access to the trunk. The damages caused were $150.00. Therefore, Brock is also being charged with (3) counts of Criminal Mischief (M2), (2) counts of Criminal Mischief (M3) and (1) count of Summary Criminal Mischief before MDJ Jimenez.

Brock remains incarcerated at Lancaster County Prison.

All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.


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