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Police Charge Man with Stealing Jewelry, Violating Order

Justin Wilkerson was arrested last week in a Ridgeleigh home, according to police.

 

A Ridgeleigh man was arrested last week after he was allegedly discovered burglarizing a nearby home, authorities said.

Police say Justin Wilkerson, 25, of the 1700 block of Weston Ave., broke through a rear window in the 1700 block of Amuskai Road around 9:15 a.m. on June 7.

There, he allegedly attempted to steal 254 pieces of jewelry, according to a police incident report. Wilkerson was arrested at the scene.

Wilkerson was charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft and destruction of property.

According to online court records, he is currently being held on $50,000 bail at the .

Wilkerson has numerous arrest records and convictions dating back to 2005, according to online court records. Several days earlier, a warrant had been issued for Wilkerson's arrest, related to the alleged violation of a protective order.

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