HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Capitol Police have issued information regarding a break-in and vandalism that occurred on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
On the morning of Sunday, February 12, 2017 at approximately 1:46 AM, Ryan Stump gained access to the Main Capitol Building through a window on the house side of the building where he proceeded to cause damage to the Senate side of the Main Capitol by discharging a fire extinguisher and destroying three visitor signs. Stump was apprehended by Pennsylvania Capitol Police after a brief foot chase.
Stump, a 27-year-old white male of Gettysburg, PA was taken to the Dauphin County Booking Center and charged with the following:
- Burglary – Felony 2
- Criminal Trespass Entering a Structure – Felony 3
- Criminal Mischief Damaging real or Personal Property – Felony 3
- Institutional Vandalism of an Educational facility, Government Building, ETC. – Felony 3
- Resisting Arrest or Other Law Enforcement – Misdemeanor 2
- Disorderly Conduct – Misdemeanor 3
- Public Drunkenness – Summary Offense
Damage estimates are ranging between $10,000 - $30,000.
Stump posted bail and was released on his own recognizance from the Dauphin County Booking Center.
MEDIA CONTACT: Troy Thompson, DGS, 717-787-3197
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of General Services