BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. — Two men are behind bars after police said they ransacked approximately 50 cars in neighborhoods this week in Beaver and Brighton Townships, stealing gift cards, cash, laptops, and other personal items.
Police arrested Marquez Buckenheimer, 23, and Krzystoff McCauley, 19. Ring doorbell footage and a license plate reader helped Beaver and Brighton Township police to identify the suspects’ car. They both face charges of conspiracy, theft from a motor vehicle, and receiving stolen property.
Lucy Reichl was surprised to find her car’s passenger door ajar outside her home look on Mackall Drive drive in Brighton Township.
“I thought, ‘Wait a minute..’ because I don’t use the passenger door. I looked in and saw stuff everywhere,” Reichl said. “You feel violated because your personal space is gone.”
She spoke with neighbors and found they, too, had been hit, missing cash and laptops from their cars.
“Between our garage and Bruce’s property, we found my Turnpike pass and we found vapes, lighters, mail from other people,” Reichl said
“It’s crazy because it’s so quiet up here. That’s why we love it back here,” said Bob Starkey, who lives across the street.
Neighbors are glad the suspects have been caught but are staying extra vigilant from here on out.
“Brighton Township has been wonderful. They immediately were on it, they caught the people…you can’t ask for more than that,” said Reichl. “We all have our cameras on now, everyone is getting surveillance, so everyone will be safer.”
More charges are expected to be filed from Beaver police.
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