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Three men arrested for multiple burglaries

Apr. 20, 2013 @ 11:45 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Three men were arrested in connection with multiple burglaries after neighbors and Huntington Police officers caught them in the act Thursday afternoon.

Cameron Blake, 28, Ethan Blake, 19, and James Cremeans, 24, each were arrested following the incident, Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook said in a press release.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of West 7th Street at about 2:20 p.m. after a neighbor reported seeing three men acting suspiciously and closely examining an air conditioning unit at the residence, according to a criminal complaint filed with HPD.

Officers discovered an open window at the residence, and while they waited for the arrival of additional units, Cameron Blake fled on foot from the residence and was apprehended by officers a short distance away from the scene, said Holbrook.

Additional officers were able to clear the residence, where they found Ethan Blake and Cremeans hiding in the basement, said Holbrook.

The incident took place as detectives were investigating a series of burglaries that began on April 5, and they were able to determine the men were responsible for burglaries at homes along Jefferson, Madison, Rear Washington and West 5th Avenues.

"Property crime has quickly become one of our most pressing issues, second only to the illicit drug trade affecting our community," said Holbrook.

Cameron Blake was charged with felony burglary, misdemeanor destruction of public records and misdemeanor fleeing, according to booking records at Western Regional Jail.

Cremeans was charged with a felony bench warrant, according to booking records.

Each man was incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail on Thursday, and each had a bond of $50,000.

Information regarding charges against Ethan Blake and possible additional charges against the men was not available Friday afternoon.