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Police solve residential burglary case

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The on-going investigation into a residential burglary of a Bloomfield home led local law authorities to the involvement of three Bloomfield juveniles and the arrest of an 18-year-old man.

Thomas A. Vlaskamp, III, a senior at Bloomfield High School, was arrested Monday by Bloomfield Officer Bob Richardson and now faces preliminary charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Three juveniles have also admitted to the involvement in the burglary and are being dealt with as minors, Richardson explained.

Richardson explained that on April 7, he learned of a burglary occurring at 425 W. Indiana Ave. through a report given by Ronda New-Lloyd.

New-Lloyd -- who was vacationing from March 17 through April 7 -- returned home to find that several items were missing, Richardson explained. All three doors at her residence were also found to be left open upon her return.

Electronics, jewelry, checks, telephones, CD players, and other items were found to be missing, Richardson said. Cooking oil was also poured over remaining items that were left in the house.

Richardson explained that neighborhood tips and the work of Julie Johnson, an employee of the Greene County Prosecutor's Office, helped in the investigation.

"This is an on-going investigation. It's not closed yet and not even close to being closed," he stressed, noting that only some of the stolen items were returned.

Vlaskamp is currently being held at the Greene County Jail. His bond has been set at $14,500 with 10 percent allowed.