GREAT FALLS — Four people have been arrested and another man is wanted in connection with two recent home burglaries in Chester County in which deputies say suspects stole electronics, firearms, Confederate-era money and a safe.
On Oct. 31, deputies were alerted to a burglary at Ridgeway Road in Great Falls, in which more than $60,000 worth of valuables had been pilfered, according to a Chester County Sheriffs news release. Those items included firearms, cash, jewelry and money from the Confederacy. With help from the state Department of Natural Resources dive team, deputies managed to recover the large safe from Lake Wateree near Lancaster and Fairfield counties.
Deputies charged Trestan Jonquin Mack, 26, and Demarcus Boulware, 31, both of Great Falls, with first-degree burglary and safecracking, the release states. Warrants have been issued for Arsenio Harkeem Price, 26, whose last known address is Sunset Avenue in Great Falls. He remains at large.
Authorities learned of the men's involvement after successfully working several "informants" in the community who gave police information about where they could find the safe, said Maj. Mary Anne Tolbert with the Chester County Sheriff's Office.
The safe, Tolbert said, is "huge" and would take three to four people to lift it. The victims operated a car tire service out of their home.
Deputies have also charged two other people with unrelated burglaries in Great Falls.
Last Wednesday, deputies say two people broke into a McDowell Street home and stole electronics, guns and other valuables. The victim returned home, Tolbert said, and saw one of the suspects standing near a house across the woods.
He confronted him, Tolbert said, because they knew each other. Investigators later found some of the electronics, jewelry and cash from the nearby treeline. Police charged Aantee Breon Bowden, 32, and Daniel Allen Price, both of Great Falls, with first-degree burglary.
Authorities are asking the publics help in finding Arsenio Price, and help identifying any items possibly not recovered from the McDowell Street break-in. If anyone has information about either of these cases, call the Chester County Sheriffs Office at (803) 581-5131, or submit anonymous tips at (800) 875-5546.