Police: Burglary connected to heroin

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Gazette Staff
February 9, 2009
— Milton police arrested an eighth person in connection with a rash of burglaries and thefts over the last few months.

Eric L. Reents, 19, of 436 Woodcrest Lane, Milton, was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Sunday on a charge of burglary relating to a Jan. 14 burglary in the 400 block of Woodcrest Lane, Milton. A videogame system was stolen in the incident, according to a news release from the Milton Police Department.

The investigation also led to the arrest Wednesday of Kenneth E. Wood, 22, of 5421 N. Newville Road, Milton on a charge of receiving stolen property, the release said.

Police in January arrested seven Milton and Edgerton residents on charges that they worked together to break into homes and steal from unlocked vehicles to support heroin and marijuana habits.

Milton Police Chief Jerry Schuetz said he believes Reents knows the other suspects but did not conspire with them. He said the Jan. 14 burglary also appears to be heroin-related.

Police still are seeking suspects in the theft and burglary incidents, he said.

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