Crime Stoppers 12-37 Columbia Burglary/Stabbing
CRIME OF THE WEEK 12-37
Week of September 24th, 2012
SUSPECT: White male, late teens-early 20’s
5’6”-5’9” 160-170 pounds Medium build
Brown hair with some facial hair
Last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark colored jeans.
On July 14th, 2012, at approximately 2:43 am, Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to 1292 Staman's Lane in Columbia for a burglary that had just occurred. Upon arrival, the resident told officers that she fought with a male intruder after finding him in the bottom floor living area of the split-level structure.
The resident reported she awoke at approximately 2:30 am and noticed that the front door to the home was standing open. This alarmed her, so before investigating, she armed herself with a Swiss Army-style folding knife. As she entered the bottom floor living area, she found a male intruder. As the male attempted to run out of the home, a struggle ensued, and the resident was able to stab the intruder once in his upper left thigh. The intruder was able to escape after the struggle. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect escaped with a small amount of cash and an unknown quantity of prescription pain medication.
Anyone with information concerning this burglary is encouraged to contact Columbia Police Detective Matthew Leddy or Sgt. Marc Tremblay at 717-684-7735, or Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.