Brookside burglary leads to two arrests

BROOKSIDE – Two people were arrested by Washington County Sheriff deputies in Brookside Sunday afternoon on counts of burglary and drug possession.

Anthony Angelo Pierucci and Kelli Bo Slade | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office
Anthony Angelo Pierucci and Kelli Bo Slade | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Washington County Sheriff Deputy Nate Abbott said Anthony Angelo Pierucci, 35, and Kelli Bo Slade, 32, both of St. George, were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home on Cottonwood Drive in Brookside. Brookside is an unincorporated community in Washington County located along state Route 18 between Veyo and Central.

Abbott said the suspects and the vehicle were observed by the homeowner who called 911. Based on the description the homeowner gave the Sheriff’s Office, deputies soon found the suspect vehicle after it had left the  residence and apprehended Pierucci and Slade. A search of their vehicle turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as what is described as a “burglary tool.”

Pierucci and Slade both face two counts of third-degree felony drug possession, a second-degree felony burglary charge, and class B misdemeanors for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a burglary tool.  Pierucci also faces a class C misdemeanor charge for providing deputies with false information concerning is identity.

Both individuals made their initial appearances in fifth district court on Monday.

Ed. Note: Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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3 Comments

  • Bree June 11, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I’m saddened by the news of any drug related crime in our community. Let’s not judge too harshly any individual involved in a drug related offense and remember what a scourge drug addiction has become everywhere. Hate the crime not the person committing the crime because no one ever wakes up wanting such an enormous problem in their life.We just don’t understand the complex brain and how it works and how some of us will become victims to a addiction by harmless experimentation over the course of many years.
    I wish the program ‘just say no’ really worked and there wasn’t a need for pain pills, anti-depressants, sleeping medications, psych meds for bi-polar disorder, depression, anxiety, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, MS and so on. Do we hate people who need these medications? No.
    Let’s try not to judge that’s all I am saying.

  • Mary June 11, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I hope this arrest will get them some help.

    • My Evil Twin June 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Right. Like a nice, long prison sentence. . .

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