News Nearby: Cranberry Man to Stand Trial in Dutilh Road Burglary

David Chisholm also faces theft charges in a separate case filed by Northern Regional police.

Cranberry resident David Chisholm will stand trial after being charged with burglarizing a secluded home off Dutlilh Road over the summer.

The 27-year-old, whose street address was not listed in court documents, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday before 

He is charged with burglary, two counts of theft, two counts of receiving stolen property, making false reports to police and loitering and prowling at night in the incident.

Chisholm also faces charges in Allegheny and Butler counties that include burglary and theft, according to court records.

He is scheduled for a non-jury trial before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Edward Borkowski on April 26 for

He will be sentenced April 10 before Butler County Common Pleas Judge William Shaffer after he pleaded guilty in January to other theft and burglary charges filed by Cranberry Township police in 2011.

According to the criminal compliant filed by , Chisholm was arrested Aug. 9 following a burglary he later confessed to committing in the 1300 block of Old Freedom Road.

Police also identified a campsite where Chisholm would sleep at night in a wooded area about 150 feet from the residence he burglarized on Old Freedom Road, the complaint said.

Officers found Chisholm’s personal things on the site as well as more than $200 worth of items stolen from a home on Dutilh Road over a period of time in the summer.

Police said the Dutilh Road homeowner, who was not identified,  in the early morning hours of July 12.

Prior to the confrontation, the homeowner already had notified police that someone had broken into the house while he was on vacation between June 27 and July 12, a statement from Cranberry Police said. There also were indications the burglar had stayed at the home while the owner was away, the statement said.

Police said they found a Colt-brand Diamondback revolver as well as ammunition stolen from the Dutilh Road home at Chisholm’s campsite. Officers also found a wallet and identification belonging to a Bradford Woods resident. The wallet contained debit cards and credit allowing access to more than $2,000 in funds, the criminal complaint said.

During an interview with police on Oct. 25, Chisholm confessed to committing the Dutilh Road burglary, the complaint said. He also admitted to committing other burglaries around the area.

Chisholm’s trial date for the Dutilh incident is set for April 3 at the Butler County Court of Common Pleas.


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