ARREST MADE in OVERNIGHT BURGLARY AND CAR THEFT
On Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at approximately 4:30 a.m., 20 year old Allen Vasquez, who lives in the 7800 block of Clearfield Street, entered a residence in the 7600 block of Clearfield Street in Swatara Township armed with a rifle. During this burglary Vasquez took personal property and keys to the Victim’s vehicle that was parked outside. Vasquez then stole the Victim’s vehicle and left the area. Swatara Police Detectives immediately initiated an investigation during which they learned that Vasquez was involved in a motor vehicle accident with the stolen vehicle in New Jersey several hours after committing this burglary. Vasquez was taken into custody by the New Jersey State Police after they confirmed that the vehicle was stolen. A search of the vehicle recovered the rifle that was used in the burglary and property taken from the Victim’s residence.
Allen Vasquez is currently being held in New Jersey on Stolen Vehicle and various Firearms Charges. Swatara Police filed Burglary, Theft of Motor Vehicle and Loitering and Prowling at Night charges against Vasquez and will be making arrangements with the New Jersey State Police to extradite Vasquez back to Pennsylvania. The Swatara Police would like to thank our community members who provided information on this incident.
Anyone with additional information on this burglary is asked to contact Det. Ken Platt at 717-564-2550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.