Burglary spree ends in plea deal, up to 20 years in prison

A State College man will serve 8-20 years in prison for a two-year burglary spree through the Centre Region.

Ryan Reichlin, 39, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday by Centre County Judge Bradley P. Lunsford to 28 felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. He also pleaded guilty and was sentenced on one felony count of theft by unlawful taking.

According to Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller’s office, Reichlin will serve 8-20 years for the first plea, and a concurrent 5-10 year sentence was issued on the second plea.

Reichlin was responsible for a string of 26 burglaries between March 2012 through January 2014 in the State College area, stealing cash and various electronics including flat-screen televisions, gaming systems, laptop computers and tablets. In addition to those home burglaries, he was charged with breaking in to his friend’s Jeep and stealing a .223 caliber handgun and a full magazine of ammunition.

Reichlin’s mother called police in January, three days before the last burglary, after discovering two syringes and 20 small bags of heroin in Reichlin’s closet. In an interview with police in April, he admitted to being addicted to heroin and trading the stolen handgun for heroin.