UPDATE – Burglary, Theft Arrest


MBG-2020-10-0101, MBG-2020-10-0102

After investigation into the burglary, Robert Carlin was identified as a suspect in this incident. A search warrant was applied for and served at his residence on October 14th. The search of his residence recovered one of the computers taken during the burglary already reported. Other computers and tablets belonging to the school district were also located inside the defendant’s residence. These items were not reported as having been taken at the time. A second search warrant was applied for and they were also seized. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges will most likely be filed. The total value of items recovered is estimated to be around $8,000. Carlin was arrested and transported to the Cumberland County Prison. He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin. Bail was set at $30,000. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date. Mechanicsburg Police were assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Robert Carlin, age 32, 900 block Graham Station Road, Phillipsburg, PA 16866

Charges – Burglary (2 counts), Criminal Trespass (2 counts), Theft (2 counts)

Previous Post – On October 5th, at 12:28 pm, the police department was contacted by the Mechanicsburg School District regarding two burglaries and thefts which occurred at the Elmwood Academy, 100 block of East Elmwood Avenue. It was reported during both entries into the school, multiple electronics were taken. The first burglary occurred sometime during the weekend of September 25th to the 28th. The second burglary occurred sometime between October 2nd and the 5th. Anyone with information regarding these burglaries and thefts is asked to contact the police department.