Cocalico area police log

By on December 22, 2015

The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following:

BURGLARY: Gwendolyn L Eckert, 35, of the 2100 block of Lincoln Highway East, was charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary and corruption of minors after an incident that occurred Dec. 18 at 12:50 a.m. Officers were notified by two alert citizens that Eckert and her 17-year-old son had pulled their vehicle behind the Grace Chapel Church located in the 100 block of Muddy Creek Church Road in East Cocalico Township. When officers arrived on scene, Eckert was attempting to gain access to the church by prying open a window. Officers took Eckert and her son into custody. Eckert admitted that the two were attempting to break into the church to find money to support their heroin habit. Eckert was arraigned and placed into the Lancaster County Prison after failing to post $30,000 bail. The 17-year-old was remanded to the Lancaster Youth Intervention Center.

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