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DeWitt solves series of recent burglaries

A series of DeWitt burglaries that occurred between July 6 and July 20 came to an end July 23. DeWitt Police arrested Antonio Martinez, 37, in connection with two of three burglaries reported at the Mark Stevens Apartment Complex at 5860 Thompson Road -- a short distance from Martinez's residence at 1221 Alpine Drive Apt. 8. Electronic and household items were reported stolen.

Police acted on leads from witnesses who said they saw Martinez during one of the burglaries, said David Newman, lieutenant for the DeWitt Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Subsequently, they saw him carrying merchandise while walking down the road, he said.

As far as a relationship between the two parties?

"There is none," Newman said, adding that Martinez is new to this area.

Martinez faces two counts of second degree burglary, fourth degree larceny and petit larceny. He was arraigned in DeWitt Court by Judge David Gideon and was held on $12,500 cash/bond bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday July 29 before Judge Jack Schultz.

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