Teens face burglary charges

BENNINGTON — Police arrested four area teens last week, charging them with burglarizing a Bible Hill Road residence in late March.

In early April, Bible Hill Road resident Cathy Roberts told the Ledger-Transcript that her home had been broken into while she was away on March 27. Roberts said a Sig Sauer hand gun was taken, as well as cash, silver coins, a PS3 gaming system and a laptop computer, gold chains and prescription drugs.

On Monday, Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said police arrested Frederick Lombard, 17, of Antrim on April 23 at 12:30 p.m. Lombard was charged with burglary. He was released on $50,000 personal recognizance with an arraignment scheduled for June 5.

At 7 p.m. that same day, police arrested Nicolas Warren, 18, of Bennington and at 9 p.m., police arrested Jordan McKee, 17, of Bennington. Both were charged with burglary. Warren’s bail was set at $50,000 cash, an amount that stayed the same following Warren’s arraignment on April 24. Warren is currently in jail at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections, awaiting a probable cause hearing on May 2. McKee’s bail was also set at $50,000 cash and he is incarcerated at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections, prior to his probable cause hearing on May 2.

On Friday at 3 p.m., police arrested a fourth suspect, Bryan Geddes-Lozeau, 18, of Bennington, and charged him with burglary. His bail was set at $50,000 cash. Geddes-Lozeau was arraigned on Monday and is being held in the Hillsborough County House of Corrections, with a probable cause hearing scheduled for May 8.

Campbell said additional charges, which could include felony charges, might be filed.

Police have also retrieved some of the stolen property, Campbell said. He would not say whether or not police have retrieved the hand gun and said he could not discuss the stolen property.

Campbell said Lombard will wait for his arraignment because of information police received while investigating, specifically regarding Lombard. Campbell said he could not go into detail about why Lombard will not go through the court as quickly as the other arrested suspects.

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