LANCASTER – Lancaster’s “Eye in the Sky” helped deputies catch a suspect minutes after a burglary was committed at an east Lancaster home, authorities said.
The alleged thief, 21-year-old Keymal Rucker, was arrested for burglary around 3:45 p.m. Friday (Dec. 21) and booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on $50,000 bail.
The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:
Lancaster Station Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call at a residence in the 1200 E. Block of Pondera Street.
The Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (L.E.A.P.S.) airplane was immediately deployed and provided aerial surveillance for responding ground deputies.
The LEAPS operator saw the suspect (Keymal Rucker) attempt to evade deputies by running from the residence and through several neighboring back yards.
The suspect was seen running into a residence on nearby Caperton Street, and the LEAPS operator coordinated with ground deputies to orchestrate a containment and safe arrest of the suspect.
The occupants of the Caperton residence were later identified as acquaintances of the suspect, and no individuals in this incident were injured.
Suspect Rucker was arrested for burglary and booked at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.