Macungie Police Arrest Alleged Neighborhood Burglar
Macungie Police on Friday charged Blake Ryan Bills with burglary, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking or disposition in conjunction with one of two recent neighborhood incidents.
Macungie Police arrested on Friday arrested a Macungie man after he admitted taking jewelry and a computer from his next door neighbor's house.
Blake Ryan Bills, 23, of 326 Oxford Place admitted to entering the home of his next door neighbor through an unlocked back door.
He is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking or disposition, police said.
According to court records, Bills entered the home between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. some days before his arrest, but he couldn't remember exactly which day.
The burglary was reported on Aug. 14.
"He checked to make sure no one was present, then stated 'times are tough,' so he took jewelry and a computer," the affidavit said.
In the next day or two, Bills said he felt bad and put the jewelry back, the affidavit said.
However, Macungie Police Chief Edward Harry Jr. said the jewelry could not be found in the home Friday.
Bills also said he took the computer to a "bad area of Philadelphia" and sold it for $400. He also said he knows computers, so before he sold it he bypassed the password and wiped the computer clean of the owner's personal information, the affidavit said.
Total value of the jewelry and the computer is estimated to be $3,500, it said.
Macungie police are still investigating the other burglary that occurred on Oxford Place this week.
The above arrest information was supplied by Macungie Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Bills was transported to Central Court for arraignment, police said.