Trio Arrested for 12 Daytime Burglaries in Central Bucks Area

Warminster police arrested the three suspects on Tuesday and credited the Newtown Township Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.


Warminster police on Tuesday arrested a Doylestown woman and two Jamison men, charging them with several counts of burglary and related offenses. Newtown Township police assisted in the investigation.

William, 22, and Brandon, 20, Bainger from the 1900 block of Sunrise Way in Jamison, and Rachel Venettone, 23, of the 200 block of N. West St. in Doylestown, are suspected of committing at least 12 residential daytime burglaries throughout the Central Bucks County region, police said.

Warminster police credited the Ivyland Boro Police, Doylestown Borough Police, Doylestown Township Police, Northampton Police, Buckingham Police, Newtown Township Police and Plumstead Police for their assistance in Tuesday's arrests.

Investigators accused the trio of entering unoccupied homes by forcing open the rear doors and stealing gold and silver jewelry and electronic items. The items were then sold at various cash for gold stores in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

They are also believed to be responsible for more than $7,000 of damage to these homes.

Earlier this year, there was a of home burglaries in Warminster and surrounding communities, using the similar method of knocking on the front door, then, if there was no answer, breaking into the rear door of the residence.

In late March, were arrested and accused of being responsible for a number of those break-ins. 

William Bainger was charged with nine counts of burglary, conspiracy and related offenses. Brandon Bainger was charged with three counts of burglary, conspiracy and related offenses. Rachel Venettone was charged with one count of burglary, conspiracy and related offenses.

All individuals were also charged with numerous counts of receiving stolen property. They were arraigned before Magisterial District Justice Jean Seaman. According to the statement from the police, both William and Brandon Bainger were held in the Bucks County Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail. Venettone was released on $150,000 unsecured bail.

Hearing dates have not been set. 

Rob Ciervo June 07, 2012 at 01:12 PM
These three need to do serious prison time. A minimum of 5 years for this. They knowingly put lives in jeopardy and hopefully the District Justice will give them the MAXIMUM sentence and not some slap on the wrist.
CMC June 07, 2012 at 01:34 PM
20,22 and 23.......no job? no school? no goals? ..... no wonder! These kids need serious consequences and then some serious job training and rehab.....being from Jamison, these kids have apparently not made use of the educational opportunities they have been afforded. They need to be given community service in inner city areas where kids do not have those same opportunties and see what they are throwing away. And obviously, they need to pay full resistitution to those they stole from and for property damage.
Nora Jemali June 07, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I too am surprised that they are local and performed such an act. Good job to the Police Departments for capturing the burglars!
Mary Beth June 07, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Nice Job Police departments of Bucks :)


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