Two Suspects Nabbed after Woman Finds Burglar in Her House
The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department
A White Bark Drive woman arrived home about 3:30 p.m. July 20 to an unpleasant surprise -- a man in her bedroom.
But some fast police work led to the apprehension of two teenaged suspects.
A report said that when the woman walked in, the intruder -- a teen with a shaved head and wearing tan shorts -- fled outside and got in the passenger side of a maroon four-door car that was waiting nearby.
She was able to give a description of the car to police, and an officer who happened to be at the scene of a crash at Pearl and Drake roads saw a car matching the description go by.
He stopped the vehicle, occupied by two teens, 18 and 19, and "their stories didn't make a lot of sense," Detective Lt. John Janowski said.
The victim subsequently identified the passenger in the car as the person who had been in her house, Janowski said.
Both teens were arrested. Both live in Strongsville.
Janowski said charges against them are pending.
He said the intruder got in through an unlocked garage door.