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Police: Man breaks into police cruiser, steals gun

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ENOLA, Pa. (WHTM) - Police say 19-year-old Mark Smith broke into a police cruiser in Enola and stole a firearm along with other items early Tuesday morning.

According to criminal paperwork, police were called around 2 a.m. for a welfare check by Clarence Smith, Mark's father. Clarence reportedly said his son was upset about a girl and was walking around Enola.

Clarence tracked Mark's cell phone and directed officers to the area of the East Pennsboro Township Building. When officers arrived they found a police cruiser with a window smashed, the gun lock broken and a firearm stolen from the vehicle.

Around 4:38 a.m. police say Mark called 911 and reported he was in the cemetery. Police say he admitted to breaking into the police vehicle and stealing the firearm. Shortly after he surrendered to police.

Surveillance video showed Smith breaking into the side window of the police cruiser around 2:45 a.m. and removing a police shotgun and a "go bag" that contained extra ammunition and an emergency trauma kit.

Police say the damage is believed to be less than $5,000.

Smith is facing several charges including theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.
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