LAKE COUNTY -- The Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating a number of recent daylight burglaries that have occurred in Perry Township over the past few days.
On Saturday between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a resident on Maine Avenue found that forced entry had been made into their home through a rear door.
Deputies say the burglar or burglars entered the home through the garage, and then inside.
Among items stolen were a wedding ring and a flat panel television set. This occurred while the resident left their home for only a few hours.
Upon further investigation, deputies saw that it appeared the burglars left the home from the rear, crossed the railroad tracks, and got into a vehicle on Sheppard Road and drove off.
On Monday, a resident on South Ridge Road reported that they had left their home at about 8:30 a.m. and when they returned only an hour later, they found some one had entered their home, stolen electronic equipment and jewelry, and left.
Following that investigation, deputies took a report from another person on South Ridge Road who stated she was in her home at about 6 a.m. and heard someone in the kitchen area.
When she moved toward the kitchen, she found things moved around and out of place, and the door to the home ajar. Deputies believe she startled the burglar. Nothing had been taken.
Information obtained during these investigations indicates that people have seen a silver or grey older model year compact vehicle parked or "disabled" with the flashers on.
This vehicle may have no relation to these burglaries, but it could be that burglars are waiting in the area and watching for people to leave their homes, then breaking in to steal.