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Second suspect in preschool burglary arrested

City police caught the second suspect in a preschool burglary case Wednesday.

Witnesses told police they saw a man and woman making several trips between Head Start preschool and an apartment both located in the 1700 block of South Park Avenue, according to court documents.

Oleva Yvonne Kendall, 21, admitted to police Tuesday that she broke into the preschool with a friend to steal food, diapers and other items, as well as admitting to having controlled substances in her home.

She was arrested the same day for burglary, theft and maintaining a common nuisance.

Police found close to $2,000 worth of stolen items inside Kendall’s apartment at 1753 S. Park Ave., Bloomington Police Department Lt. Steve Kellams said.

Marvin L. Eacret, 21, was located the next day at Kendall’s home. Witnesses identified him as Kendall’s boyfriend, according to court documents.

Eacret denied being involved in the burglary, but admitted he did know of Kendall’s intent to steal items from Head Start beforehand.

Eacret said he told Kendall it was a bad idea.

“He lived across the street from Head Start,” Kellams said. “It wasn’t hard to connect him to the burglary.”

All the stolen items have since been returned to their owners, according to court documents.

Eacret faces preliminary charges in Monroe County for burglary, a class C felony, theft, a class D felony, and maintaining a common nuisance, a class D felony. He also has two prior pending cases in Owen County Circuit Court for burglary, theft, battery resulting in bodily injury, disorderly conduct and false informing.

Eacret’s initial hearing for the Monroe County Fifth Circuit Court took place Friday, and the Owen County Circuit Court has scheduled an evidentiary hearing for May 13.

The Owen County court ordered Eacret to appear for a hearing in February for violating his probation, but the court order returned unserved due to the provided address for Eacret not existing.

Dennis Barbosa

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