A Duluth man was arrested and charged with three counts of burglary after admitting to burglarizing the Midtowne Manor — while he was on pretrial release for other burglary charges connected to numerous business break-ins.
Kyle Michael Carl, 25, was charged with one count of second-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree burglary on Monday. These are on top of his seven open criminal cases, which include five felony level and two misdemeanor charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, shoplifting and criminal damage to property, according to the Duluth Police Department.
Carl allegedly entered a locked storage area at Midtowne Manor three times from Oct. 18 to 20, during which he stole numerous tools. Manor staff reported the thefts to law enforcement on Oct. 21.
He first entered the area on Oct. 18, and then entered it again on Oct. 20 where he appeared to be "coordinating with a female." The final time Carl entered the unit was later that same day, where surveillance footage showed him with dark clothing, a mask and backpack, according to the criminal complaint.
Missing items include a propane torch, bolt cutter, two 18-volt battery packs, an impact driver and a reciprocating saw — all valued at over $630.
Law enforcement identified Carl, received a search warrant and then searched his apartment, where they located clothing that matched what he wore during one of the burglaries, the complaint read.
Carl was then arrested on Oct. 21, during which he allegedly admitted to burglarizing the storage room and using a screwdriver to open the storage area door. He said he stole the items during the three times he entered the storage area.
He told officers that the items were traded for drugs, according to the complaint.
When Carl was arrested, he was on conditional pretrial release for prior burglary charges. He admitted to cutting off his ankle monitor.
Officials set his bail at $30,000, and his next hearing is on Nov. 4.
Earlier this month, he was accused of a string of business burglaries in Duluth. He was arrested in connection with a September break-in at Lincoln Park's Duluth-Cider, a May burglary at the Woodland Car Wash, and summer burglaries at Carmody's Irish Pub, the Fitment Group and U.S. Bank.
Police call his arrest "significant" and said they were investigating other potentially related burglaries.
"Although (Carl) does not have a criminal history prior to these offenses, defendant now finds himself facing multiple felony charges, and the potential of a commitment to the Commissioner of Corrections," St. Louis County prosecutor Korey Horn told the court in early October. "If defendant is released, it is believed it will only be a matter of time before he will return to the court again on new charges."