Police arrested three people, and are looking fourth, they say shot a potato through the wall of an occupied Dover Township early Tuesday morning.

Northern York County Regional Police officers were dispatched to the home in the 2900 block of Village Square Drive just after midnight for a report that a projectile had been shot into the home, according to the department.

Officers found that a potato went through the wall at the front of the house and went into a room were two adults and their 2-month-old child were in. No one was injured, police said.

While at the scene, officers received a report that an unoccupied minivan in the 3000 block of Hadley Drive had been shot by a potato, causing minor damage, police said.

Officers went to a local grocery store and discovered that two people bought two five-pound bags of potatoes late Monday night. An officer recognized one of the men and the other was identified by a witness. Surveillance photographs indicated a suspect vehicle was a blue Dodge Durango, police said.

Officers located and arrested Cody James Cosgrove, 19, of 187 Omaha Ave, in Dover Township; Dakota Falkenroth, 18, of 2417 Manor Road in West Manchester Township; and John Whitecomb, 18, of 665 Greensprings Road in Conewago Township.

Each are charged with aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, criminal conspiracy, recklessly endangerment, simple assault and criminal mischief, police said.


The arrest of a fourth person is pending.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 292-3647, through 911, or use the crime tip-reporting portion of nycrpd.org.