A Williamsport man faces charges filed by three separate police departments for alleged thefts from hundreds of vehicles in Old Lycoming Township, Williamsport and Jersey Shore.
His alleged accomplice, an unnamed 16-year-old male, also from Williamsport, will be charged in juvenile court.
Seth A. Reeder, 20, of 1607 Scott St., faces charges filed by officers in Old Lycoming Township, DuBoistown and Jersey Shore.
DuBoistown and Jersey Shore police filed misdemeanor charges of theft from motor vehicles and receiving stolen property against Reeder. However, Old Lycoming police have charged Reeder with felony charges, which include criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property, theft from motor vehicles and corruption of minors.
His alleged underage accomplice has been turned over to juvenile probation. According to Old Lycoming police, the teen has been petitioned into court for felony criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and theft from motor vehicles.
According to Old Lycoming police, locals had been reporting numerous thefts of money, computers, and bicycles from vehicles and garages. Jersey Shore and DuBoistown police were receiving similar reports.
On July 21, at about 11:50 p.m., DuBoistown officers allegedly caught Reeder riding a stolen bicycle in the area of Euclid Avenue and Valley Street. The bicycle had been allegedly stolen from Richard Hawk, of the 200 block of Westland Avenue, on July 16.
An Old Lycoming officer was out on patrol in the Garden View section of the township at about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 7. While traveling along Princeton Avenue, he saw three parked vehicles with the doors open and dome lights on.
About 10 minutes later, the officer saw two males - one pushing a bicycle and the other carrying a large bag of money, according to police.
According to court records, the officer interrogated the pair, who admitted that the money and bike had been stolen from the open cars. They allegedly went on to describe how they had stolen items from "hundreds of vehicles" in Old Lycoming Township, Williamsport and Jersey Shore Borough over the past several weeks, according to police.
The pair also allegedly confessed to stealing two bicycles from a garage on Mill Lane and a laptop from a vehicle on Sweeley Avenue on Aug. 1. After police searched both males' residences, the bicycle and laptop were returned to their owners, according to police.
On Aug. 8, Reeder was interviewed by Jersey Shore police and again provided a statement in which he confessed to entering five or six cars overnight between Aug. 2 and Aug. 3, according to police. Items allegedly taken from those vehicles included cash, an iPod and cigarettes.
Reeder faced three separate arraignments. He remains incarcerated in lieu of a combined $57,500 bail.
He waived his preliminary hearing before District Judge James Sortman on Wednesday. Reeder will face another preliminary hearing before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on Aug. 29.