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Woman Takes Stolen Car Keys Back, Finds $50 Missing From Purse

St. Charles Police said the man had gone into the woman's house and took the keys and cash from her purse.

Woman Takes Stolen Car Keys Back, Finds $50 Missing From Purse

A man was arrested after breaking into a woman’s house Monday and stealing her car keys and cash, only to have her get them back, according to a St. Charles Police report.

Dennis Ruiz, of the 200 block of Boonslick in , was charged Tuesday with first-degree burglary, tampering with a vehicle and possessing drug paraphernalia.

said Ruiz entered a home in his neighborhood through an unlocked door in the 200 block of Boonslick Drive. He stole $50 from a purse and keys to a Toyota Corolla. A woman who lived in the burglarized home stopped Ruiz from leaving and got her keys back, police said.

When she went inside, she realized money was missing from her purse, according to the police report.

When Ruiz was arrested, he had seven hypodermic needles, a metal spoon covered with white powder and a plastic bottle with clear liquid.

Ruiz had been on probation since July 16, when he was convicted of assaulting an officer and second-degree property damage.

Bond for Monday's charges was set at $15,000.

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