Police arrest man accused of breaking into old school building

Harrisburg police say a burglary suspect is behind bars thanks to the community stepping up.

Police say they got a call early Wednesday evening about a man going into the old William Penn High School near 5th and Division Streets. Neighbors have been complaining about people breaking into the old building and stealing copper and equipment.

Police and K9 units searched the complex and sat outside for a couple of hours until the suspect came out.

The suspect, identified as 50-year-old Lawrence Teasley, was on probation according to police.

Teasley reportedly had two bags that contained copper piping and copper wiring taken from the building and had several tools used to enter and take the items.

He’s charged with burglary and possession of instruments of crime.

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