On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at approximately 0138 hours, Hamburg Police Department was dispatched to the Cougle’s Recycling center on SR-61 and Station Road, Hamburg Borough, due to an alarm. Upon arrival
Upon arrival, Officer Tito Loor encountered the defendant Aaron J. Kelly, 40, of Reading, inside the building wearing a red bandana around his face, black long-sleeved shirt and a black skull cap.
Loor confronted Kelly as he was exiting the building. Kelly retreated into the building. Then, with a baseball bat in hand, approached Loor. Loor took custody of Kelly without incident.
Kelly was in possession of stolen copper and brass material and burglary tools, with a total stolen value $400.
Kelly was taken into custody and charged with burglary, theft, trespassing and related charges.
The investigation continues, with additional suspects possibly being charged.
Cougle’s Recycling has been the victim of several burglaries dating back to August 2017. Copper, brass and other scrap material were taken.
Northern Berks Police Department assisted at the scene.