Kyle homeowner uses security system to thwart home burglary

Kyle police stopped a burgery in-progress Saturday afternoon. Around 2:20 p.m. Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 700 block of fairway in the Plum Creek neighborhood. 

The owner of the house was not home at the time but was able to alert the police after she saw the intruder via a security system installed in the home. Police responded and surrounded the home. 

“Our officers were able to determine the identity of the suspect and make contact with him by telephone,” said KPD Chief Jeff Barnett, “They determined the subject knew the homeowner and they were not dealing with a random illegal entry.”

The suspect refused to leave the home for approximately three hours before he was taken into police custody without incident around 5 p.m. in the afternoon. 

The suspect had multiple charges including burglary of habitation, tampering with evidence, and two warrants for felony fraud charges. 

Nearby residents were asked to shelter in place while the incident was toccuring. 

Barnett expressed his appreciation to the community for their willingness to cooperate with police directives. 

“We understand situations of this nature can cause neighbors to be fearful,” he said. “It makes our job easier when residents take heed of our warnings, which are implemented to keep everyone safe.”