Honey Brook man charged after armed burglary

HONEY BROOK — Police have charged a borough man with burglary after he allegedly burst into an apartment and brandished a weapon, threatening to shoot a teenager over money Monday.

According to a press release from state police at the Embreeville barracks, Joseph Thomas Robinette, 37, allegedly went to an apartment at 4565 Horseshoe Pike around 12:32 a.m. Monday, June 3, to confront a 17-year-old Honey Brook man about a money dispute.

Robinette allegedly kicked in the door of the apartment, which was occupied by three adults in their 30s, a 9-year-old boy, and the teen, “brandished a firearm and threatened to shoot” the 17-year-old, according to police.

Police were called to the apartment for a physical altercation.


Robinette was charged in district court with burglary, five counts of simple assault, five counts of recklessly endangering another person, five counts of disorderly conduct engaging in fighting, five counts of harassment, criminal trespass- breaking into a structure, one count of possession of a weapon, two counts of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, and two counts of criminal mischief-damage to property, according to court documents.

Robinette was remanded to Chester County Prison in lieu of $75,000 cash bail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 7 before Magisterial District Judge Matthew Seavey in Honey Brook.