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Police announce 22 new arrests in retail theft ring

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WEST YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

West York police announced Friday that they have arrested an additional 22 people for their involvement in an organized retail crime ring.

The arrests bring to 133 the total number of people charged in the case.

Police said the latest charges were filed throughout March against people living in York, Lancaster, Adams and Perry counties and include counts of conspiracy to commit retail theft, conspiracy to commit theft by deception, conspiracy to receiving stolen property.

According to authorities, those arrested told investigators that they committed the crimes and others to support their addictions to illegal drugs, mainly heroin.

Police identified those arrested as Wesley Bentzel, 25, Spring Grove; E. Allen Braun, 31, Airville; Bradley Breon, 31, York; Walter Brown III, 58, York; Jackie Chronister II, 24, Hanover; Nikki Collins, 31, Duncannon; Crystal Colon, 25, Lancaster; Kayla Crespo, 19, East Berlin; Douglas Dahlen, 28, Hanover; Jennifer Gibboney, 28, Duncannon; Joshua Gorsuch, 21, Gettysburg; Brittaney Harris, 20, Spring Grove; Clinton Mann, 31, York; Randall Meisen Jr, 25, McSherrystown; Bobby Perez, 33, Lancaster; Eric Rentzel, 35, York Haven; Izayah Reyes, 18, Lancaster; William Rivera Jr., 30, Lancaster; Joel Robinson, 27, York; Jennifer Sipe, 34, Wrightsville; Jamie Reedy, 28, Delta; and Peter Trochin, 39, West York.

Police in January announced the arrests of 110 others for their involvement in the retail theft ring, including the alleged ringleader, 30-year-old James Giuffrida, of West York, who is currently awaiting trial.

According to investigators, Giuffrida operated the crime ring out of his Power House Graphix storefront, at 1415 W. Market Street.

Police have said those who stole merchandise from stores in central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland sold it to Giuffrida in exchange for gift cards, and Giuffrida then sold the items for profit.

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