Accused Scott Township Burglars Going to Trial
Two men accused of breaking-in to two Scott Township homes in the Birdland neighborhood earlier this month are heading to trial on burglary and other charges.
Two men accused of breaking-in to two Scott Township homes earlier this month are heading to trial on burglary and other charges.
Brian Butt, 27, of Bridgeville, and Grant Goeckeler, 29, of Scott, are accused of burglarizing a home in the 1300 block of Meadowlark Drive shortly on Jan. 8.
Scott Township police said the resident came home and found the door open and markings on a rear door. Police said they later found Butt and Goeckeler nearby with some of the items allegedly stolen from the house.
Police also accused them of a second burglary nearby in the Birdland neighborhood.
Butt waived to court felony charges of burglary, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, along with lesser charges of possessing an instrument of crime and criminal mischief. He remains jailed on $5,000 bond.
Goeckeler was held to court for on charges of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, possessing an instrument of crime, possession of a controlled substance and criminal mischief. However, a conspiracy charge and subsequent count of burglary were dismissed by District Judge Gary Zyra during their preliminary hearings on Jan. 17. He also remains jailed on $5,000 bond.