Police Make Arrests In Newell Burglary Ring

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police have arrested three men allegedly involved in a burglary ring in Newell Borough.

The Southwest Regional Police Department says Matthew Von Kerik, a 21-year-old from Newell, Michael Sawyer, a 21-year-old from Jeannette and Mark Burnett, and 18-year-old from Brownsville, allegedly committed four burglaries over the past five months.

The three men took a firearm, knives, jewelry, a commemorative coin and electronics from three different homes, according to police.

It’s estimated that the total value of stolen property is well into the thousands.

During the investigation, a fifth robbery also took place and more suspects have been reported.

Police say the men entered some houses via widow air-conditioning units.

Von Kerik, Sawyer and Burnett are all being held in Fayette County Prison on $10,000 bond each.

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