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Police: Burglary possibly motivated by heroin addiction

Police say burglars targeted his home and stole guns, televisions and other valuable things, but Georgetown police say they found the suspects down the street.

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say burglars targeted his home and stole guns, televisions and other valuable things, but Georgetown police say they found the suspects down the street.

Georgetown police say they didn't have to go far to find the people responsible for a burglary that cleared out a home of electronics, jewelry and guns.

A man living on north bold Forbes called police around 7 this morning. He came home to find his house had been ransacked. Police say a group pulled TVs off the walls, stole jewelry and two handguns and a shotgun.

A k9 was brought out and police say it led them to a front door just three houses away and across the street.

They say once inside they found many of the stolen items and arrested Nathaniel Hughes and Nicholas Salyer, charging them with first degree burglary.

They also arrested Charlece Jones and Amanda Milem, charging both of them with receiving a stolen firearm. Milem is also charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Police say they believe the theft was motivated by an addiction to heroin.

Captain Robert Swanigan says, "It will absolutely destroy lives, and we're seeing that. These are crimes that are not very well thought out crimes. They're crimes of committing them just to feed that habit."

Police say they've recovered most of the stolen items but they are still searching for two TVs and two handguns and a shotgun. Swanigan says those guns are of particular importance since they may have been traded for heroin.

Police also charged Nicholas Salyer with violating an emergency protective order. They say one of the women in the home filed it against him.


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