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Men admit to large number of shed break-ins, police say

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Left to right: Justin Schlusser, Ryan Schlusser and Matthew Anderson Left to right: Justin Schlusser, Ryan Schlusser and Matthew Anderson
CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police said they have filed charges against three Cumberland County men who have burglarized a large number of sheds, storage units and construction trailers since April.

Justin A. Schlusser, 21; his brother Ryan C. Schlusser, 18; and Matthew J. Anderson, 30, all of Carlisle, were each charged Thursday with one count of receiving stolen property.

Police said the men admitted to committing hundreds of crimes in Cumberland and Perry counties.

"They claim it was hundreds of places. That came right out of their mouth," Middlesex Township Police Officer Andrew Wolfe said. "We have not begun to add all of them yet. We actually just sent out a bolo to the entire surrounding area to try and find out what we are looking at."

Police said they were acting on a tip while investigating several shed burglaries over the weekend when they arrested the men.

Authorities also recovered a box truck full of property when they served search warrants at homes in Carlisle and Harrisburg where the men allegedly stored the stolen items.

"They were taking construction tools, large tools, generators, table saws, small tools like drills," Wolfe said. "We have a TV, snowboards; anything that they thought was valuable, they would take it."

According to charging documents, the men allegedly broke into two Carlisle schools by cutting the fence with bolt cutters, and broke into a school off Winding Hill Road.

They also broke into concession stands in Loysville and Maverick Homes in Shermans Dale, according to the documents, but denied breaking into any occupied homes.

"They delivered papers at night and a lot of the locations were off their paper route," Wolfe said. "We have been able to match some of them up to their paper route."

The men were being held in Cumberland County Prison on $10,000 bail each and face a preliminary hearing Nov. 25. Police said they will likely face additional charges.

"We do know that they were selling the items to another guy. We are not sure who that is yet," Wolfe said.

Police are looking to return the stolen property to its rightful owners. Anyone in the area who is missing property from a shed, storage units or construction trailer may call Middlesex Township police at 717-249-7191.

 

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