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Granddaughter, boyfriend charged in burglary

Alexis Henry
Ritchie Hernandez Jr.

Warsaw police investigators have arrested two people in a west-side home burglary.

The house was ransacked Wednesday and a number of items were missing, including a handgun, the Warsaw Police Department said in a statement issued Friday.

It said that hidden spare key was used to get into the home, which led to the homeowner's granddaughter and her boyfriend.

Police detectives learned that the pair used the hidden key with the thought of stealing the grandmother's prescription medications, but once inside took checkbooks, money, gift cards, purses, a miniature fridge and the Smith & Wesson weapon, among other things.

On Thursday, Alexis Henry, 18, of Warsaw, was charged with burglary to a dwelling and felony theft. She was being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $2,000 surety bond.

The police said they recovered all of the stolen items from her boyfriend, 21-year-old Ritchie Hernandez Jr. of Warsaw. The police said Hernandez had filed off the serial numbers from the gun.

He was charged with burglary to a dwelling, possession of an altered handgun and theft. The police said Hernandez also had a warrant for failure to appear for a traffic violation out of Marshall County. He was being held with no bond.

Warsaw police were assisted by the Kosciusko County Major Crimes Task Force.

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