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Officials: Burglaries an ongoing problem in Lancaster County

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In Lancaster County, officials say there is an ongoing problem with residential burglaries.

Last month, Daniel Heisey III, 22, of Mount Joy was arrested for allegedly committing two residential burglaries in Rapho Township. Police say eight firearms and electronics were taken. Police said Heisey confessed to the crimes and said a drug addiction led him to commit them.

The case prompted Manheim Police Chief Joseph Stauffer to say in a release, "residential burglaries continue to be an issue for this county as a whole."

Those in the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office agree.

"Unfortunately, it's just been an ongoing problem," Christopher P. Larsen, first assistant district attorney said.

Larsen said District Attorney Craig Stedman has been fighting to stiffen penalties for those who commit residential burglaries or robberies.

"In an attempt to have those violations appropriately graded...where it's regarded as a more serious offense," Larsen said.

Larsen said those efforts included speaking with state representatives.

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