Harrisburg police went on a manhunt Thursday morning after two people broke multiple police vehicle windows at a city facility, officials said.
Police discovered a man and a woman breaking windows of police vehicles parked at Harrisburg’s vehicle maintenance facility on Paxton Street around 7 a.m., according to city spokesperson Matt Maisel.
Maisel said the woman was arrested at the scene. The man assaulted an officer and ran from the scene, Maisel said. Police used a drone aircraft to track the man to the area of 18th and Berryhill streets where he was arrested around 9 a.m., Maisel said.
According to social media posts, Melrose School, which is located at 2041 Berryhill St., went into lockdown. But Harrisburg School District spokeswoman Kirsten Keys said Melrose School was not on lockdown this morning.
It’s unknown how many police vehicles were damaged and where they were located at the property when they were damaged. The facility has a fenced in parking lot behind it and an open parking lot in front.
This wasn’t the first time police vehicles were targeted at the facility. In 2014, police arrested a 19-year-old man after they say he stole a city police cruiser, a Chevrolet Trailblazer and a large Ford van in a burglary. Police said the burglary was among three separate burglaries at the facility.
The initial thefts were discovered after a Harrisburg police officer on patrol spotted a police cruiser in Hall Manor that he knew was out for repairs. All three vehicles initially stolen were later recovered.
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