A woman believed to be connected to a recent string of shed burglaries in Berks County has been apprehended.
The suspect, Nina Davis, was picked up Tuesday afternoon after Mohnton police received a tip from a resident who noticed a vehicle matching the police description provided to area residents, Cumru Township police Chief Madison Winchester announced Tuesday night.
The resident phoned the Mohnton police, who responded with Cumru police assisting.
At that time, two people fled out the rear of the house, where Davis was taken into custody by a Cumru detective. The other suspect, identified by police as Skyler Lentz, was able to elude police, Winchester said.
Over the last two days, the suspects allegedly burglarized seven sheds and stole items such as gas cans and other garage items, including firearms from one residence in Mohnton.
The suspects are also believed to be responsible for multiple vehicle break-ins, officials said.
Both Davis, 20, and Lentz, 21, are believed by police to be homeless. Lentz is described as standing six feet, three inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, with possible short, blonde hair.
“He’s reported to be homeless, as well, and he’s without a vehicle," Winchester said. "At this point, we’re hunting down leads on where he possibly could be. Hopefully, within the next couple of days we can get him.”
The suspects are facing charges in both Mohnton and Cumru Township.
“The suspects are familiar to us," Winchester said. "We’ve had them in the past for various offenses and they have relatives in Mohnton and the township of Cumru.”
Police confiscated the vehicle that was used in the burglaries, in which they found some of the stolen property. Police said they believe hard drugs are possibly related to the burglaries, but were unable to say for sure. Official charges will be filed within the next few days.
Anyone who knows of Lentz's whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.