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Three arrested on charges of burglarizing Valparaiso home
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Three arrested on charges of burglarizing Valparaiso home

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VALPARAISO — Three people were arrested Tuesday night for allegedly burglarizing a Valparaiso home earlier in the day.

Marissa Gammon Buckley,18, of Valparaiso, was charged with felony burglary and felony maintaining a common nuisance; Zachary Schlyer, 20, of Valparaiso, was charged with felony burglary and felony felon in possession of a firearm and Joseph Gonzalez, 18, of Valparaiso, was charged with felony burglary.

The three were arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 1400 block of Winterpark Drive in the Whispering Sands Mobile Home Community in Liberty Township after the Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group had received information regarding stolen guns being inside the home, according to a news release from the Porter County Sheriff's Department.

The multi-enforcement group received information that the guns were taken in a burglary which occurred earlier Tuesday morning at a home in Valparaiso. The group received a search warrant for the home and located four long guns, one handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition, numerous knives, jewelry, numerous prescription pills also belonging to the burglary victim and approximately 100 grams of marijuana inside the residence.

As a result the following individuals were arrested and are being held on the initial charges.

PCMEG was assisted by Porter County Sheriff’s Detectives, Valparaiso Police Department, Porter County SWAT, DEA Task Force and the ATF.

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Porter County Reporter

Joyce has been a reporter for nearly 40 years, including 23 years with The Times. She's a native of Merrillville, but has lived in Portage for 39 years. She covers municipal and school government in Porter County.

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