Albemarle Police Asking Burglary Victims to Come Forward
As investigators announce more charges against a man accused of burglary, Albemarle County police are asking people who may have been victims to come forward.
Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Scott Burchardt of Amherst, is suspected of committing burglaries across central Virginia. Burchardt was arrested at Wintergreen Resort in December and is facing charges in 19 jurisdictions.
In Albemarle County, he is charged in five armed robberies and faces 19 charges including burglary while armed, grand larceny, armed robbery, sale of stolen property and more. Read the full list of charges below. The charges are for crimes that were committed across Scottsville, Keswick and Charlottesville between November 7 and December 29.
Police believe Burchardt may be responsible for more burglaries across the area from October 2012 to December 2012. They say he was often seen posing as a member of law enforcement or a private investigator to scout houses to burglarize. Investigators want to hear from anyone who may have seen a green Jeep or a white Chevy Tahoe. If you have any information, call Albemarle police at 434-972-4047.
Burchardt is being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County.
Albemarle County Police Department Press Release
Kevin Scott Burchardt, who was arrested on December 31st at Wintergreen on charges in Fluvanna County, is now facing multiple felony charges for at least five armed burglaries in Albemarle County. Burchardt has been connected to a crime spree covering 19 jurisdictions and it possibly extends beyond those areas already known.
In Albemarle County, detectives have charged Burchardt with five armed burglaries. He is facing 19 charges including burglary while armed, grand larceny, armed robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, felon in possession of a firearm, vandalism and sale of stolen property. The crimes in Albemarle County span a two month period, starting at or around November 7th, 2012 and ending on December 29th, just days before his arrest in Fluvanna County.
The crimes took place along James River Road in Scottsville, Overlook Drive in Charlottesville, Woods Edge Road in Keswick, Totier Creek Road in Scottsville and Hawks Crest Lane in Scottsville.
Burchardt would typically take electronics, jewelry (including jewelry boxes), antiques, cash, prescription drugs and firearms. Before breaking into homes, Burchardt was often seen in the area and would pose as a police officer, civil processor and/or a private investigator. He did this in an effort to determine if the residence was occupied.
We believe Kevin Burchardt could be responsible for additional burglaries in and around the region from October 2012 to December 2012. If anyone has seen a green jeep and/or a white Chevrolet Tahoe (pictures attached) or encountered Burchardt, please call Detective Giles at 972-4047. Burchardt is 6'8" and roughly 280 pounds. He would typically wear military clothing or clothing associated to law enforcement.
Kevin Scott Burchardt is 33 years old from Amherst, Virginia. He is currently being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County.