Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bad to worse for burglary suspect

A burglary suspect was jailed on $1 million bail after he allegedly threatened a witness in his case.

Bad to worse for burglary suspect

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A burglary suspect was jailed on $1 million bail after he allegedly threatened a witness in his case.

Ricardo Rivera, 21, of Leiper Street near Unity, was arrested Nov. 23 and charged with retaliation against a witness, witness intimidation, terroristic threats and simple assault, police said. In the earlier burglary case, Rivera allegedly broke into a neighbor's Unity Street store Oct. 27 and stole $700, court records show. Police arrested him Nov. 2 and charged him with burglary and related offenses. 

The latest charges come after he allegedly threatened a woman who witnessed the burglary. Records on the intimidation arrest weren't available, and police spokeswoman Christine O'Brien had no further details.

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