Burglary Crew Held For Court

Four out of state men were held for court after their preliminary hearing on January 2, 2013 before Magisterial district judge William Wenner. The four men, Troy Baker, Cornell Cole, Cornelius Smith and Terrell Baker are all from the Maryland/Washington D.C. area and are alleged to have travelled to various locations in Pennsylvania to commit burglaries of businesses.  Five of the businesses were located in Dauphin County and included the Blue Ridge Golf Club, the Colonial Golf Club and the Colonial Lounge.  It is alleged that two of the men, Troy Baker and Cornell Cole, committed seven burglaries with the other two men being alleged to have committed two during the summer of 2013.  The Lower Paxton Township Police, the Pennsylvania State Police and law enforcement authorities from Howard County, Maryland were involved in the investigation which resulted in the four being arrested in September directly after a burglary near Hazleton, PA.  Numerous officers from various departments were involved in the arrest.  It is alleged that the four fled police after a pursuit on interstate 81 that ended in Schuylkill County.  A search of the SUV they were driving resulted in the discovery of gloves, various burglar tools and cash.  The four will be scheduled for formal arraignment in the near future and are currently being held in county prison.  The investigation and prosecution is being handled by Senior Deputy District Attorney Stephen R. Zawisky and Detective James Glucksman of the Lower Paxton Township Police.

The defendants are presumed to be innocent and the above statements are merely accusations at this time.