Police: Trio Sold Burglary Loot For Heroin

Police located some of the stolen property at Ah's Garage Sale in Norristown.

Three Upper Providence residents have been held on charges that they stole almost $1,500 worth of property from an Audubon home and sold it in order to purchase heroin.

Justin Cox, 22, Raven Brooke Miller, 21, and Julie Ann Warburton, 22, of 512 Hollow Road in the Port Providence section of Upper Providence Township allegedly drove to a home on the 1400 block of Pawlings Road in Audubon on Sunday, July 8.

There, according to an affidavit filed by Lower Providence Township Detective Michael Jackson, Warburton waited outside with a vehicle while Cox and Miller broke into both the home and a detached garage.

While inside, Cox and Miller allegedly stole an electric guitar, two amplifiers, three Husqvarna chainsaws, and several other power tools and other pieces of hardware. The stolen property was valued at $1,479.

Jackson stated that he found the electric guitar and one of the amplifiers at Ah's Garage Sale in Norristown on July 17. The owner of that store identified Warburton as the person who sold him the equipment, which was later positively identified by the victim as his property. 

Police arrested all three suspects on July 23. According to Jackson, Warburton admitted to him during an interview that she had driven Cox and Miller to the victim's home and that the three had used the proceeds from the sale of the stolen goods to purchase heroin.

Cox, Miller, and Warburton are being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail each. They are charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, receiving stolen property and related offenses.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar is scheduled for Tuesday morning.


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