Dillsburg Man Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

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Arrested:
Larry “Ray” Avila, 23
700 block Range End Road
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Charges:
Burglary
Theft by Unlawful Taking
Receiving Stolen Property
Theft from Motor Vehicle
Loitering and Prowling at Nighttime

Between June 5 – June 17, 2020, the Upper Allen Township Police Department received several reports of a suspect stealing items from vehicles and entering homes while the occupants were asleep. See related postings:

June 6: Thefts Reported in Ridge Court and Stonehedge
https://upperallenpolice.com/wp/?p=25889

June 17: Multiple Overnight Burglaries in Orchard Glen and Winding Hills
https://upperallenpolice.com/wp/?p=25950

Police identified Larry “Ray” Avila as a suspect after he posted stolen property for sale online. On Saturday, June 20, 2020, an undercover police officer purchased stolen property from Avila. A subsequent search of the place where Avila was staying yielded additional stolen property and evidence connecting Avila to these criminal cases. Avila was arrested and transported to Cumberland County Central Booking where he was afforded a preliminary arraignment and committed to the Cumberland County Prison on $30,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a later date.