On June 12, 2018, the Chambersburg Police Department investigated a burglary on Westgate Drive. An elderly female woke up in the morning and found her back door ajar. She subsequently noticed that her purse was missing which had been hanging on a closet door inside the residence. Responding officers obtained photographs from a local ATM which depicted a subject with his face covered attempting to withdraw money around 4:00 AM using the victim's debit and credit cards. Neighbors were very helpful and provided information about a residence in the neighborhood where suspicious activity had been ongoing.
Just after detectives and patrol officers departed the area the victim and her family called stating that a white male exited the residence in question and left in a vehicle which was uniquely identifiable. An officer departing the area observed the driver of the vehicle when he was leaving the area. Officers were able to locate the vehicle on the 1500 block of Philadelphia Avenue. Based upon past police reporting a subject identified as Wyatt Henry was believed to be the subject who left the residence on Westgate Drive. Henry had an active felony arrest warrant for burglary held by the PA State Police (Chambersburg barracks). Residents on Philadelphia Avenue confirmed that Henry was present and he was taken into custody. Henry was found to be in possession of heroin and related paraphernalia.
Upon further investigation it was determined that Jason Rogers was at the residence on Westgate Drive along with his girlfriend named Kristen Meadows. Meadows had warrants from Dauphin County (Pennsylvania), the PA State Police (Gettysburg barracks) and Texas for drugs, theft, assault and DUI. Detectives and patrol officers made contact with Rogers and Meadows at the residence on Westgate Drive. Several black handkerchiefs were located in the residence. Meadows was taken into custody on her outstanding warrants. Rogers was taken into custody and he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and related paraphernalia.
After speaking with several involved parties, the police were able to determine that a group of subjects went to Baltimore the night before in order to purchase drugs. Upon returning to the Westgate Drive address, where they had been staying temporarily with the owner of the residence, the front door was locked. Jason Rogers went around the townhomes and accidentally entered through an unlocked door into the wrong house. The resident had already gone to bed for the night and was in a bedroom sleeping. Rogers returned to the house later and stole the purse. Rogers attempted to use credit and debit cards from within the purse at several locations. The police were able to recover the purse and most of its contents on the morning of June 13, 2018. The purse was located in a dumpster near Wayne Avenue.
Jason Rogers was lodged at the Franklin County Jail awaiting arraignment on charges of burglary, access device fraud and drug possession.