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Franklin Sheriff's Office - Attempted Burglury

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 At approximately 11:30 PM (1/9/15) deputies were called to a residential burglary in progress in the 5000 Block of Wernett Street. The homeowner was awoken to noises coming from the shop on the premises. When he started checking on the source of the noise he encountered an individual inside the shop. The homewoners property was being stacked to be removed from the premise. The homeowner held the individual until deputies could arrive on the scene.

Ronald J. Balke 31 y.o.a was arrested without incident for residential burglary and booked into the Franklin County Jail where he is being held pending review of the incident by the Franklin County Prosecutor.

Mr. Balke was booked as a transient Pasco. West Pasco residence in and around the 5000 Block of West Wernett Street are encouraged to report to their law enforcement agency any thefts that occurred at their residence on or around January 9, 2015.