Jeff Jenkins, left, and Ronald Moore, right

Suspects in Ridgewood break-ins appear in Clark County court

Two men arrested in connection with a string of break-ins in Springfield’s Ridgewood neighborhood appeared today in Clark County Municipal Court.

Jeffery Allen Jenkins, 38, and Ronald Lee Moore, 48, were arrested last week on outstanding warrants, according to information from the Springfield Police Division. Both men were scheduled to face an arraignment hearing in court this morning.

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Court records show Moore is charged with one count of burglary while Jenkins faces one count of complicity to burglary.

According to court documents, Moore is accused of breaking into a home in the 3000 block of Clarion Drive between 8 p.m. April 5 and 9 a.m. April 6. The victim told police the suspect forced open the door to the home and stole cash, credit cards, two cameras and other items. Some of the credit cards belonging to the victim were used in the Springfield area on April 6, according to the police report.

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Police used security footage of the credit card transactions to identify the suspects, court records say, along with other evidence.

On April 11, police stopped a truck that had also been connected to the credit card thefts. Court records show Moore allegedly tried to flee from the vehicle and police used pepper spray on him after a brief chase. Both Moore and Jenkins were arrested on outstanding warrants.

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Police also questioned a third person in the truck, who said she had recently rented a hotel room and that Moore and Jenkins had previously carried several items into the room. Detectives obtained a search warrant, and allegedly found several items in the room related to recent burglaries in the city. Additional evidence was collected in the suspects’ truck.

Court records say Jenkins allegedly admitted to possessing and using the stolen credit cards. Moore allegedly admitted to the burglary that occurred at Clarion Drive, court records say, and both suspects claimed drug addiction led them to commit the crimes.

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