A 28-year-old man faces numerous charges after police say he broke into people's homes in Earl Township and took cash from the residences.
On Jan. 24, a homeowner in the 100 block of Mentzer Road reported their home was entered on Jan. 21 by an unknown man. The homeowner gave police a description of the suspect and his vehicle. The homeowner discovered $39 missing.
A resident in the 900 block of New Holland Road reported their home was entered on Jan. 21 and again on Jan. 24. The resident was home both times and saw a man enter their home. When the man was confronted, he left the home. The resident provided police a description of the vehicle and the suspect. The resident discovered $230 in cash missing from their home.
On Jan. 25, a homeowner in the 600 block of South Custer Avenue reported their home was entered as well. The resident's son saw a man enter the home, and when the suspect left the son was able to describe his appearance and vehicle. The man had removed $97 in change and cash from the home.
On Jan. 26, state police in Lancaster investigated a similar incident in Brecknock Township where a resident got the PA Registration of the suspect. Following an investigation, 28-year-old Lewis Knight confessed to the Earl Township burglaries.
Knight faces numerous charges including four counts of burglary and three counts of theft by unlawful taking. He was committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $250,000 cash bail.