Rolling Prairie man arrested in burglary of Schoop’s Hamburgers

Kyle James Reese, 27, of Rolling Prairie, Ind. was arrested by Michigan City Police Department in connection with the burglary of Schoop’s Hamburgers, 4105 Franklin St., Michigan City.

Police said that on Wednesday, May 20 at around 2:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to the restaurant  in reference to a business alarm. During this time, a witness in the area called 911 to report a subject running north from the business toward U.S. Highway 20.

Officers located the subject, who attempted to flee police on foot. He was subsequently caught and was identified as Reese.

Officers checked the perimeter of Schoop’s and located no visible signs of forced entry into the building. Later in the morning officers were called back to Schoop’s when employees arrived for work and observed that the office safe was missing. Officers checked the surrounding area and located a safe in the landscaping of Starbucks, 4103 Franklin St. The safe was brought back to Schoop’s and employees identified the safe as belonging to the restaurant.

The investigation was then assigned to Lt. Kevin Urbanczyk within the MCPD Investigative Division who, along with other detectives, conducted a swift and thorough investigation, police said.  On Thursday May 21, 2020 a formal charge of burglary, a level 5 felony, was approved. Reese is currently held at the La Porte County Jail on a $15,000 cash only bond.

His initial court appearance is set for Tuesday before Judge Bergerson.

The investigation is ongoing and the police is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the lead detective on this case, Lt. Urbanczyk at 219-874-3221 Ext: 1042. The public can also contact the police via Facebook Messenger or through the department’s crime tip hotline number, 219-873-1488. Those with information can always request to remain anonymous.

4 Responses to “Rolling Prairie man arrested in burglary of Schoop’s Hamburgers”

  1. Judge Roy Bean

    May 22. 2020

    Thanks to the police for getting the Hamburglar off the streets. Well done.

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  2. G.Gottio

    May 23. 2020

    Yes job well done ..,
    Glad the police schooped him off the streets

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  3. Wimpy

    May 23. 2020

    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today!

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  4. LP Citizen

    May 23. 2020

    I assume Grimace is still at large…

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