The Statesboro Police Department has arrested a man they say is to blame for a string of commercial burglaries.
Just after 10:30 p.m. on December 14, SPD Patrol officers responded to Harbor Freight on Highway 80 E in Statesboro for an alarm activation. Officers discovered forced entry to the building and upon reviewing the surveillance system observed a truck with trailer pull up outside of the store after it closes. A white male exits the truck and is later seen on video inside of the store. Nothing was stolen as the burglar fled upon tripping the alarm. Officers searched the area, but could not locate the burglar or his vehicle.
Around 8:30 a.m. on December 15, SPD officers were summoned to Goodwill on Highway 80 E approximately one half mile away from Harbor Freight. Employees there had come to work to find their loading dock camera damaged and an unfamiliar truck and trailer parked near that area of the building. There had been previous attempts at theft from the same area of the Goodwill building. Detectives investigating the Harbor Freight burglary were able to confirm that the truck and trailer at Goodwill were the same as those used on the previous night. The truck was registered to Kyle Matthew Edenfield (35, Kite, Ga) and was searched pursuant to a search warrant issued by detectives.
Later on the 15th, officers were summoned back to Goodwill for a suspicious white male loitering in the area. Patrol officers made contact with the male, Edenfield, and confirmed with detectives that he was a person of interest in the prior incidents. He was taken into custody and charged upon further investigation with 1 count of Burglary-2nd Degree, 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property-2nd Degree, 1 count of Possession of Marijuana (misdemeanor), and 1 count of Possession of a Drug Related Object. Edenfield has an extensive criminal history to include Burglary and remains at the Bulloch County Jail pending further judicial action.
Anyone with information on either of these cases should contact Det. Donald White at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to email@example.com.