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Second arrest made in Palestine tavern burglary

Keondre Weck

Keagan Pittenger

Posted by on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 @ 4:23 pm.

Keondre Weck

PALESTINE, Ill. - Palestine Police Chief Jeff Besing said last week that other arrests would likely be coming in the break-in and theft at the town’s popular Saratoga Tavern…and now, that claim has been made good.

Keagan Pittenger

A second arrest was made this past weekend, Saturday, December 29, in the break-in and theft at the Saratoga Tavern, the village’s main watering hole. The unfortunately-named Keondre Weck, 18 of Robinson, joins the other 18-year-old charged in the incident, the equally-unfortunately-named Keagan Pittenger, of Palestine, at the county jail, both charged with felony Burglary and Theft Over $500, and misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property. The break-in occurred in the early morning hours of December 17, and involved the theft of cash and quite a bit of liquor, not to mention the damage to the bar, called the “’togie” by locals.

Weck is additionally charged with misdemeanor Criminal Defacement of Property. This is in relation to vandalism at the marquee sign located at the intersection of Franklin and Jackson streets, which occurred December 16.

A cash reward had been offered for information into the crime; whether anyone will collect that upon possible conviction of either of the two teens remains to be seen.

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