Two held in rash of burglaries

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Two people have been arrested in connection with recent residential and business break-ins in Union County.

Dale Gary Frankenberg, 19, of 4116 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, and Cody Isaiah Berry, 22, of 4421 Pageland Highway were arrested in connection with the break-ins.

At the time of his arrest, Berry was found to be out on bond in Union County for what investigators allege was a similar crime spree in 2013, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office statement.

Frankenberg and Berry were charged in connection with break-ins at Southside Auto and Take Aim Training on Pageland Highway as well as a break-in at Midway Baptist Church on Olive Branch Road. They have also been charged with first-degree burglary in connection with a break-in at a residence off Pageland Highway and with second-degree burglary for a break-in on Austin Chaney Road. Three recent car break-ins were also able to be cleared with Frankenberg’s and Berry’s arrests, and numerous pieces of stolen property have been recovered, according to the statement.

Detective Chris Allen of the Union County Sheriff’s Office took the lead on the investigation and with the help of Crime Analyst Lori Kiker, who is also with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, they were able to link Frankenberg and Berry to the break-ins, Sgt. Ben Baker of the Union County Sheriff’s Office said.

The entire total for the amount of property recovered and the amount of damage caused in the break-ins is $4,967, Baker said.

“The church’s (Midway Baptist Church) audio and visual equipment, bows and arrows from Take Aim Training and collector knives were some of the items recovered,” he said.

The break-ins Frankenberg and Berry were charged in connection with were reported to have happened between July 23 and July 25, he said.

Frankenberg and Berry both face charges of first-degree burglary, three counts of felony breaking and entering, breaking and entering a place of worship, second-degree burglary, five counts of larceny after breaking and entering, three counts of break and enter motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Berry was placed under a $250,000 secured bond, while Frankenberg was placed under a $50,000 secured bond. Both of them have an Aug. 26 court date, according to Union County Sheriff’s Office statement.