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Three arrested in Elyria burglary

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    From left, Mackenzie Robinette, Kevin Ford and Mackenzie's mother Frances Robinette were charged in relation to a burglary of a Marseilles Avenue home.



ELYRIA — Two men and one of their mothers were arrested Monday in connection with a burglary on Marseilles Avenue.

Mackenzie Robinette, 22, of Marseilles Avenue, is charged with theft and his mother, Frances Robinette, is charged with obstruction of justice for lying to police when asked if her son was in the house and another man, Kevin Ford, 23, of Pasadena Avenue, is charged with theft.

According to Capt. Chris Costantino, officers responded to a report of a burglary on Marseilles Avenue at 5:33 p.m. Dec. 10 and learned that several guns, jewelry and other items were taken from the house.

Later that night, at 8 p.m., police were called back over to Marseilles Avenue for a suspicious condition, Costantino said. A neighbor to the house that had been robbed said his dog was barking and he could tell there was something outside. When he went to look, the man found a plaid comforter and a sheet lying behind his shed and underneath the blankets were several of the stolen guns, Costantino said.

The next day, on Dec. 11, police went to the home of Mackenzie Robinette, who had several other warrants for arrest, but Frances Robinette answered the door and said she hadn’t seen her son in over a month. However, Costantino said, officers saw the mother and son talking minutes before they rang the doorbell.

With a search warrant, officers found both Mackenzie Robinette and Kevin Ford hiding in the basement and arrested the pair along with the mother.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.

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