Lake County: Woman awakes, finds 2 burglars in her home

2:42 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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CONCORD TOWNSHIP -- Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an address on Johnnycake Ridge Road for a reported burglary in progress.

The woman who lived there, 43, said she awoke to find two men in her home, one of which was in her bedroom at the time she was sleeping.

The two men had broken into the home by breaking out a rear door window.

Upon startling the resident and being confronted, the two burglars ran out of the house and ran north through a wooded area.

Deputies set up a perimeter and found two men walking in the 200 block of Fairgrounds' Road, a short distance from the crime scene.

The two men were identified as Ryan Arkenburg, 27, of Painesville, and Nicholas Zundel, 19, from Painesville Twp.

Subsequent investigation by deputies at the home determined that these were, in fact, the two men who had burglarized the Concord Township home.

Deputies say the two had changed their clothing in a wooded area after running from the house. The clothing was later recovered, along with other relevant evidence linking both suspects to the crime.

Both men later confessed to the crime.

Both Arkenburg and Zundel were arrested, charged with aggravated burglary and put in the Lake County Adult Detention Facility.

They were arraigned in Painesville Municipal Court Wednesday.


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