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2 charged in daytime home burglaries

Ritchie
Hernandez

Two Warsaw men face preliminary charges of burglary in connection with home burglaries in Kosciusko County.

Sheriff's deputies and officers from the North Webster Police Department responded to a burglary in progress about 1:15 p.m. Friday in the 8000 block of Syracuse/Webster Road in Syracuse.

Relatives of the homeowners had detained a suspect identified as Corey Hurst Ritchie, 24, according to a statement issued by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.

It said that officers located items stolen from the home and transported Ritchie to the county jail on a preliminary charge of felony burglary to a residence or dwelling.

Officers went to the home of Zackery Hernandez, 23, on Saturday, and he was also arrested and preliminarily charged with felony burglary of a residence or dwelling, along with a second charge of felony theft.

Sheriff's detectives reported the men have been linked to at least three residential burglaries in the last two months.

Ritchie's bond was set at $50,000, while Hernandez's bond was set at $10,000, the statement said.

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