Sunday, December 23, 2012
On 12-22-12 at approx. 2215 hrs. Columbia Police were dispatched to the area of
Stump Ave. and Union St. for a vehicle break in that had just occurred. A witness
was able to get a description of the actor and provide that to police. Police were able
to locate the male, later identified as Michael Horn, 29 years old of Columbia, PA
not far from the original call. Horn had a large amount of property in his possession
at the time he was stopped. Ten (10) vehicles were found to have been entered or
attempted to be entered. Seven (7) of those vehicles had broken out windows, one (1)
had a soft top cover of the vehicle cut open, one (1) vehicle had a door pried open and
one (1) vehicle was unlocked at the time it was entered. The value of the items that
were taken is estimated at approx. $447.00. Damage to the vehicles is estimated at
approx. $1825.00. Horn was committed to Lancaster County Prison on a violation of
his probation and charged with eight (8) counts of Theft From a Motor Vehicle, eight (8)
counts of Criminal Mischief and one (1) count of Possessing Instruments of a Crime.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Ofc. Brent M. Keyser of the
Columbia Borough Police at 717-684-7735.