Thursday, April 27, 2017

Charges Filed Against 3 for Burglary from Last Year

On Wednesday Mahanoy Township police charged three people in connection with a burglary that occurred last year.

According to Police Chief Brandon Alexander, Warrants were obtained for Dylan J. Clark, 20, of 507 W. Spruce St., Mahanoy City; Matthew J. Kimmel, 22, of 335 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City; and, Alec Jackson, 22, of 73 Roosevelt Drive, Mahanoy City.

Police charged each of the men with felony burglary, felony criminal trespass and one misdemeanor count of loitering and prowling at night.

The three were charged after Alexander said he was called to 417 Roosevelt Drive in the village of New Boston on July 6 for a report of a burglary.

At the scene, Alexander said, he spoke to the homeowner, Antoinette Boyle, who said she was outside of her home and found a Pennsylvania identification card belonging to Dylan Clark along with various items of her jewelry lying near an unlocked back window.

Alexander said he went to Clark’s home in Mahanoy City and asked the man to submit to an interview.

In the presence of Mahanoy City police, Alexander said, Clark was read his rights and agreed to speak to police.

At that time, Alexander said, Clark was informed about finding his identification along with the items of jewelry missing from the home.

Clark then provided a written statement saying he, Jackson and Kimmel went to the home in Jackson’s Jeep about 11 p.m. two weeks prior. At the home, Alexander said, Clark reported Kimmel went to the front door and talked Boyle into giving him a ride to his residence.

When the two left, Clark said he and Jackson entered the home through the unlocked front door and took numerous items of jewelry and $5 in quarters, but while inside the two got “spooked,” jumped out of a back window and ran to Jackson’s Jeep.

With the assistance of Mahanoy City police, Alexander said, he made contact with Kimmel at his home and during a subsequent interview the man said he, Jackson and Clark were riding around and that Clark and Jackson were talking about going into people’s houses, but he wanted no part of it.

Kimmel said he told Clark and Jackson to let him out of the vehicle and that he then went to the Boyle house, who he described as a “family friend,” and asked for a ride home, Alexander said.

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