In less than two days, two men arrested and charged in connection to Brookside burglaries

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Zebadiah C. Wilson (left) and Raymond C. Hoblia (right)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County prosecutors charged a 28-year-old man on Friday with burglarizing Brookside homes. He is the second person charged in less than two days for burglaries in the area.

Zebadiah C. Wilson was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted burglary and second-degree trespassing for his alleged actions.

Court documents say Wilson pointed a gun at a homeowner in the 200 block of W. 62nd Street and threatened to kill the individual who had just come home. The homeowner was able to  wrestle the gun away from Wilson, but Wilson ran out the front door.

Police say they responded to two other reported burglaries in the area. At one they found a 9 mm handgun in the basement, where things were misplaced or missing.

Officers were called to another nearby residence where a resident said they tried to open the door to a shed attached to the house and someone was holding it shut. Responding officers arrested Wilson at the scene.

Police say the victims identified Wilson as the suspect they encountered at their residences.

Prosecutors requested that Wilson’s bond be set at $75,000.

Police say this is the second accused Brookside burglar they’ve arrested in two days.

On Thursday Jackson County prosecutors charged a 34-year-old Kansas City man, already a convicted felon, with attempted burglary in the 1st and 2nd degrees after police arrested him inside a Brookside home on Wednesday morning.

According to court records filed Thursday, a resident in the 400 block of W. 59th Terrace watched a man try to open a sliding door on the west side of his home. The resident called police. Officers working undercover nearby responded. The officers tracked the suspect to a nearby house, where they saw a window screen had been cut and a window had been opened. Officers brought in a K-9 officer to assist in apprehending the suspect, who was found hiding in a bedroom closet.

Police identified him as Raymond C. Hoblia.

The K-9 officer bit Hoblia while taking him into custody. The defendant was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, which prosecutors say is a violation after prior robbery, burglary and other convictions.