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VPD: Two charged in early morning burglary

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Two Valparaiso residents were arrested on a charge of burglary early this morning, after Valparaiso Police said that they were caught on camera breaking into the BP gas station at 1501 Calumet Ave.

According to police, at 12:12 a.m. officers were dispatched to the BP in response to an activated burglar alarm. Surveillance tape showed two male subjects “breaking the glass door with a rock,” entering the business, and removing cigarettes, police said.

After viewing the tape, the BP’s owner identified one of the subjects “as a previous customer” whose first name he knew, police said.

Additional information was developed—including the subject’s place of residence—and after obtaining a search warrant officers entered the man’s home in the 300 block of Northview Drive, where they found 63 packs of cigarettes “taken from the business” as well as “clothing which matched clothing form both subject observed in the video,” police said.

Charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and receiving stolen property were Brandon Deardurff, 23, and Brian Suckey, 26, police said. The two were transported to Porter County Jail.


Posted 2/12/2013