Burglary Suspects Make Court Appearances
Bond has been set at $100,000 apiece for the two Galesburg teens suspected of committing a string of burglaries in town beginning around Halloween and ending this week.

19 year old Nino Pagan and 17 year old Tyson Twitchell both made first appearances in Knox County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Each faces two felony counts of burglary -- one stemming from an incident Thursday that Assistant State's Attorney Sabrina Stroops says happened in the 800 block of North Cherry Street Thursday, and the other happening sometime between last Saturday and Thursday in the parking lot of the Kensington downtown.

Stroops says the two allegedly broke into a garage on North Cherry Street, stealing a power tool and some cases of soda.

Prior to that, she says Pagan and Twitchell took various items from a car in the Kensington parking lot.

Stroops and Police say the two are believed to have committed other burglaries to cars and buildings in Galesburg. Pagan is believed to have told police the two either worked together, or Pagan would stay in the car, dropping Twitchell off, and bringing any items he stole back to the car.

Both Twitchell and Pagan told Judge James Stewart via video conference they needed public defenders.

Both will be back in court Monday at 11am for first appearances with counsel.

Stroops says more charges could be filed in the case.


(Nino Pagan)


(Tyson Twitchell)
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