31 January 2023- A Newburg robbery at an unoccupied home lands an Enola man behind bars. Kyle James Whitsel is charged with felony burglary, felony criminal attempted theft, felony criminal trespassing, and misdemeanor theft. Whitsel is behind bars on $20,000 bail.
Around 5am on January 31st, Pennsylvania State Troopers were dispatched to a home on Darrin Avenue, Hopewell Township for reports of an active burglary. The called said that his neighbor was not at home and was not in the state at the time as well as a Ford F150 being parked in the driveway. Lights were also on inside of the home. A call to the owner’s son in law confirmed nobody was supposed to be at home at that time.
After confirming a person was not supposed to be in the home, police allegedly called out the residents to leave the property. A man allegedly came to the front door and was taken into custody. Police then entered the house and reportedly found multiple cabinets and the house to be rummaged through. The man they took into custody was Kyle Whitsel, who allegedly had a large amount of loose coins, cash money, and two rings still in jewelry in his pockets. Whitsel allegedly told police that he had indeed entered the home through a window in the garage and started taking things. Whitsel also allegedly was looking for a car key so he could take a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe that was parked in the garage. Police also learned that Whitsel is the victim’s grandson but the two had a falling out years ago, resulting in him not legally being able to enter the home.
Whitsel is behind bars on $20,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for February 8th.
Sources: Incident Number: PA 2023-130276, Docket Number: MJ-09301-CR-0000027-2023