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A month after being released on bond in connection with multiple thefts from a UPS trailer, a Lancaster man was arrested twice in four days for another string of burglaries.
Timothy Eric Shrader, 29, 2726 Rolling Hills Road, was first arrested June 8 and charged with receiving stolen goods $2,000 or less, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.
The charge is related to a golf cart found during a search of Shrader’s home in May, which investigators eventually discovered was reported stolen from Lancaster High School earlier this year, Shaw said.
“At first, we didn’t know where it came from,” Shaw said. “But we later learned it was stolen from Lancaster High and was a city (Lancaster Police Department) case.”
Shaw said Shrader was arrested, but released later that day on a personal recognizance bond of $2,130.
Shrader was arrested again June 12, this time charged with three counts of second-degree burglary for various burglaries between June 7 and June 10, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
According to the release, Shrader broke into two businesses and took property, first on June 7 at Deal One Auto, 1381 W. Meeting St., and then again June 9 from North Corner Grocery, 3647 Charlotte Highway.
The first burglary took place a day before his first June arrest, while the second happened within 24 hours of being released on the PR bond.
Shrader was also charged with attempting to break into Stop and Shop, 2147 McIlwain Road, on June 10, the release said.
On June 12, investigators conducted a search warrant at Shrader’s home, where they recovered some of the stolen property, the release said.
Investigators also charged Shrader with receiving stolen goods $2,000 – $10,000 after they recovered a stolen trailer he tried to sell on eBay.
The trailer was reported stolen from a business in Rock Hill and was recovered June 10 in the Kmart parking lot on North Main Street, the release said.
As of June 14, Shrader was jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.
Shaw said Shrader’s bond was denied because of the long list of charges filed against him in such a short period of time.
“Repeat offenders are a big problem for us and he certainly falls into this category,” Shaw said.
After the arrest, Sheriff Barry Faile said he was pleased Shrader had been arrested.
“Our investigators worked really hard to put these cases together and get this individual in jail. I appreciate that hard work. Job well done,” Faile said.
The new charges were filed a month after Shrader was arrested during a joint investigation between the sheriff’s office and the Lancaster Police Department into a string of unsolved burglaries.
The investigation began after Shrader was arrested by the police department on a burglary charge, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
Working together, investigators from both agencies searched Shrader’s home with permission from another resident of the home, where they found several UPS boxes, though none were addressed to Shrader or his house, the report said.
A UPS employee later confirmed to investigators that the boxes were those reported stolen from two UPS trailers on April 29. The employee also reported several other missing items, including a metal load retainer and three pallets from another trailer.
Using a search warrant, investigators returned to Shrader’s house and found a metal load retainer inside a fenced area in the backyard, the report said.
They also discovered several tools inside a storage building on his property, all with the same phone number and initials printed on them, the report said.
Investigators called the number and spoke with a man who had reported
$1,250 in tools stolen from his property between July 22 and Aug. 22, 2011. Several of those items were found at Shrader’s home, the report said.
Several more UPS shipping bags and boxes, as well as unopened materials that appeared to have been ordered and shipped through UPS, were also found in the building, the report said.
As a result of that investigation, Shrader was charged May 7 for second-degree burglary, three counts of breaking and entering an automobile and one count of receiving stolen goods, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
He was then jailed on an $80,000 surety bond, but made bond and was released soon after.