Police: Man shot at alleged burglar
Upon forcing his way through a laundry room window at a home on Queneshaque Road about 6 a.m. Wednesday, alleged burglar Jason Robert Yahn was met by the homeowner, who was armed with a handgun, state Trooper James Doane said.
Timothy Jasper, the homeowner, demanded that the intruder identify himself and explain what he was doing in his house.
However, the burglar immediately reversed course, going back out the same window he came in, bolting to a pickup truck and jumping into the vehicle.
As the 34-year-old Yahn fled the scene, Jasper began shooting at the truck, trying to stop him, Doane said.
Troopers were called to Jasper’s Woodward Township home at 1383 Queneshaque Road about 6 a.m.
About three hours later, troopers were dispatched to a second burglary in the township, this one at the home of Judith Kime on Country Manor Lane, off of Hulings Road.
A burglar forced his way into the house and stole Kime’s purse while she was sleeping, Doane said.
Through their investigation, police determined that Yahn also allegedly committed this burglary and then used the woman’s credit cards first to purchase $52 worth of gasoline for his truck at the Nittany Minit Mart at 2300 W. Fourth St. in the city and then at Walmart in Montoursville to buy $973 worth of items, Doane said in an affidavit.
Yahn, of 1191 McGill Hollow Road, Linden, was taken into custody after two troopers spotted him in the truck in the 900 block of Poplar Street about 12:45 p.m., Doane said, adding Yahn tried to flee, but was stopped.
Once in custody, Yahn admitted to committing both burglaries, saying he was looking for things to steal that he could sell in order to get cash to buy drugs, Doane said.
Following his arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of burglary, felony trespassing, criminal mischief, theft, receiving stolen property, access device fraud and forgery, Yahn was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $350,000 bail.