Three people have been charged with burglary and theft in connection with the Wednesday break-in at a Cromwell store, Noble County prosecutor Steven T. Clouse said today.
Christian M. McQuade, 19, of Warsaw, Justin H. Mickem, 31, of North Webster and Kendra Ann Rodriguez, 20, of North Webster were charged with burglary and theft. Each has a $10,000 bond.
The three are accused of breaking into the Town and Country Mercantile on County Road 900 West early Wednesday and stealing lottery tickets and cigarettes, according to an affidavit filed by the Noble County Sheriff's Department.
The sheriff's department used social media and help from the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department to identify the persons of interest, Clouse said in a statement.
An image of an unidentified man attempting to cash lottery tickets stolen from the store was posted on the sheriff's department's Facebook page, the statement said. It said officers then received information about the identity and location of the man in the picture.
The affidavit filed by the sheriff's department said McQuade and Rodriguez attempted to cash the stolen lottery tickets.