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Chesterton man charged with Richter St. burglary

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A Chesterton resident was booked into the Porter County Jail on March 26 on a charge of burglary, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

Robert Avante Edward Lewis, 19, of 2200 Annabelle Court, Apt. D, was arrested on that charge by the PCSP.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed by the Chesterton Police Department, in December 2013 Lewis was taken into custody on a traffic charge and asked to speak with a detective about a burglary committed on Richter Street in December 2012, in which a big-screen television was stolen from a home.

Lewis admitted participating in that burglary, said that he’d been in the home previously because he was friends with the owner’s grandson, and called the burglary “attractive” because the owner “was an old man and was usually alone in the house,” the affidavit stated.

Lewis denied ever going into the residence himself, however, said that he’d acted only as a lookout, and put the burglary itself on two others, one of them a juvenile, who forcibly entered the home and removed the TV, the affidavit stated.

Lewis told the CPD detective “that he was sorry about his criminal past behavior and that he was trying to change for his girlfriend and baby,” the affidavit stated.

Burglary is a Class B felony punishable by a term of six to 20 years.


Posted 4/3/2014