One man is in jail following a theft in York. On September 20, 2009, Timothy Crane, 18, of York along with at least one other person, broke into the Emanuel Lutheran Church building in York. Once inside they stole several electronic items.
Local police named Crane as a suspect early in the investigation. A search warrant was obtained for his home, where some of the stolen property was recovered.
Crane was originally charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking. The burglary charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Crane is currently in custody in Lancaster County. He’s been charged with felony child abuse and first degree assault. He was arrested in mid-June on accusations that he broke his infant daughter’s leg, arm and several ribs.
Crane told hospital staff workers that the baby was injured when he fell over a cat inside a Lincoln home. However, doctors say the baby’s injuries are not consistent with Crane’s story.
York District Judge Allen Gless felt Crane was a strong risk to re-offend and handed down a 365 day jail sentence in York County jail.