3 charged in pair of Golden burglaries

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cash, property stolen from Golden Discount Center, Battery Outfitters

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection to a pair of business burglaries in Golden, where cash and property were allegedly stolen from Golden Discount Center and Battery Outfitters.

Trevor Gundlach, 18, of Exeter, is charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree property damage and misdemeanor stealing. Hunter Williams, 19, of Golden, is charged with second-degree burglary, felony stealing and misdemeanor second-degree property damage. Kevin Newman, 19, of Exeter, is also charged with second-degree burglary, felony stealing and misdemeanor second-degree property damage.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Angela Cole, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Gundlach and Williams allegedly broke a window at the Golden Discount Center sometime between May 31 and June 1, gaining entry and taking a cash drawer valued at $150 and containing $30 in cash. The window was valued at $800. During an interview, Williams allegedly admitted he and Gundlach broke into the business and stole the money.

Another probable cause statement filed by Cole said at about 1:31 a.m. on the morning of May 27, Deputy Al Zabala was dispatched to Battery Outfitters for an alarm, and upon arrival, noticed a window had been broken out of the building.

The business owner later reported the deposits and cash box had been stolen from the building. The deposit for May 25 had $494.31 in cash and $416.69 in checks, and the May 26 deposit had $980.18 in cash and $663.28 in checks. The cash box also had $673 inside, and cost of replacing the broken window was $120.

During an interview, Williams allegedly admitted to breaking the window with a rock, then entering the building and taking the deposits and cash box and leaving. Newman was allegedly driving the vehicle the pair used to get away.

In a separate interview, Newman allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle.

Williams allegedly said he later burned the clothes he wore during the burglary, as well as checks and credit card receipts that were in the deposit box. He said he and Newman split the cash.

Gundlach, Williams and Newman are all being held in the Barry County jail. Gundlach and Newman have bonds of $15,000, and Williams has a bond of $30,000. All have been arraigned and have disposition hearings set for 8:30 a.m. on June 26 in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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