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Three Hagerstown men charged in Pa. home burglary

March 01, 2013

MANHEIM, Pa. — Three Hagerstown men have been charged with burglarizing a home Wednesday in Manheim, Pa.

Galen Scott Myers, 54, of 113 W. Church St., Wilbur Roy Tosten, 65, of 920 Mt. Aetna Road, and James Bradley Tosten Sr., 42, of 932 Pope Ave., were charged with one count each of burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy to commit criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking or disposition, according to a news release from the Manheim Borough Police Department.

Police said they received calls from witnesses about a residential burglary in progress shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on North Strickler Road.

Witnesses reported that three men entered through the back door of a home and were seen carrying out guns, according to the release.

Police said witnesses followed the men after they left the scene in a pickup truck.

Officers noticed a long gun case under a mattress and box spring in the bed of the truck after they stopped the vehicle in the 2300 block of Hossler Road, the release said. Wilbur Roy Tosten was identified as the driver of the vehicle.

Witnesses said they saw the pickup stop before police pulled it over to let two other men get out near the site of the burglary. The men then re-entered the home.

When officers arrived at the residence, a man, later identified as Galen Scott Myers was seen running away. Police said they apprehended Myers after a brief chase.

James Bradley Tosten Sr. was captured as he walked across the front yard, police said.

An investigation determined that Myers, James Tosten and Wilbur Tosten entered the home and removed property that included guns, jewelry and other valuables. Officers allege all three admitted to entering the residence and stealing the items.

Manheim police conducted a search of the pickup and found jewelry, two shotguns, three rifles and nine pistols that were believed to belong to the victim, the release said.

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