Police: man arrested, again, for robbery
St. George — Members of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Ricky Block, 46, of Tenants Harbor; again, for burglary along with other charges, Knox County Chief Deputy Tim Carroll said in a press release.
Between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Knox County Sheriff's Office received reports of two burglaries on Long Cove Road in St. George. One residence had several items of jewelry, a television and many other valuable items stolen from it sometime within the previous 24 hours, according to police. The other residence; approximately 100 yards away, also had items stolen from it and was broken into in a similar manner, police said.
Deputy Nathaniel Jack and Sgt. Michael Sprague responded to investigate the crime scenes and were able to locate several key forms of evidence, Carroll said. A suspect known for burglarizing residences in the area had been arrested and recently bailed from Knox County Jail for several other burglaries, police said. Block was located and questioned by the deputies about these new burglaries.
Several members of the Long Cove Road neighborhood reported seeing a vehicle frequently in the area that was similar to Block's, police said. A vehicle search and a search of Block's residence later turned up new evidence linking him to the new burglaries reported on Friday, Carroll said. After obtaining enough probable cause and seizing evidence, Deputy Jack and Sgt. Sprague arrested Block at his residence approximately six hours after the investigation began, Carroll said.
Block was charged with two counts of burglary, three counts of theft, one count of criminal mischief and one count of violation of conditions of release and transported to Knox County Jail, where he remains, Carroll said. The incident is still under investigation, police said.