LANCASTER – Four suspects were arrested minutes after a “hot prowl” burglary in Lancaster Wednesday afternoon, thanks to the city’s law enforcement plane, authorities said.
Around 12:06 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, deputies were dispatched to the 43000 block of Rucker Street in response to a “burglary call for service,” according to Deputy Kit Gruppie of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Utilizing the Law Enforcement Aeriel Platform System (LEAPS), deputies were guided to the location in time to observe two of the four suspects fleeing the location,” Gruppie stated in a news release. “One suspect was immediately apprehended, and the second suspect was detained as he attempted to evade deputies who had established a containment of the neighborhood.”
A third suspect was found hiding in a trashcan, and a fourth suspect was nabbed after he was seen in a vehicle circling the area where the “hot prowl” burglary occurred, Gruppie said. A hot prowl burglary is one in which residents are home at the time of the break-in.
Troy Sweazie, 20, Jason Morehead, 18, Jeremiah Knott, 20, and Tyree Howard, 20, were arrested in connection with the hot prowl burglary Wednesday afternoon, according to Gruppie.
All four suspects were booked at Lancaster Station in lieu of 50,000 bail, Gruppie said.