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Two Arrested for Burglarizing Homes in Birdland

Two men were arrested for allegedly burglarizing two homes in the Scott Township neighborhood this week. Find out where in St. Clair Heights the burglaries occurred.

Two Arrested for Burglarizing Homes in Birdland

Two men were arrested after Scott Township police said they burglarized two homes in the Birdland neighborhood this week.

Police said a resident returned to their home in the 1300 block of Meadowlark Drive shortly after noon on Jan. 8 and found the door open and markings on a rear door.

Officers responding to the scene found Grant Goeckeler, 29, of Scott, and Brian Butt, 27, of Bridgeville, in the area with evidence that investigators say linked them to the burglary.

"They were in custody minutes after officers arrived on scene," Scott Township police Sgt. Steve Fury said.

Police said they later admitted to being involved in a burglary at another home in the same St. Clair Heights neighborhood. All the items were returned to the homeowners, police said.

Scott Township police charged them both with two counts of burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, criminal conspiracy and numerous drug law violations. The two men were taken to Allegheny County Jail and arraigned on the charges.

Bridgeville police also arrested the two men recently in connection with the theft of a generator worth $300 from a borough property on Dec. 27.

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