A man stole a surveillance camera Sunday from a Lower Allen Township business but didn’t disable the live stream, unwittingly giving officers directions to his vehicle, according to township police.
Police said they were dispatched at 3:15 p.m. to the Hempt Bros. quarry for a report of trespassing. An employee told police a security camera had been stolen, and the camera’s live video stream showed two men driving in a vehicle.
Officers began monitoring the live stream and heard a GPS device giving directions to the driver. They used the information to locate and stop the vehicle on Interstate 83 north at the Second Street exit.
A passenger, Nicholas Robert Lardieri, 32, of Carlisle, was found in possession of the stolen camera, police said. He and the driver were also in possession of marijuana.
Lardieri was charged with theft by unlawful taking, possession of marijuana and defiant trespass, according to court documents. He was arraigned Monday in front of Magisterial District Judge Michael Sanderson and confined to Cumberland County Prison on $5,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. July 24 in front of Magisterial District Judge Charles A. Clement Jr.
The driver of the vehicle has not yet been charged, but police said they plan to file charges against him.