A third apparent attempted burglary that occurred while the residents were home has surfaced.
A resident in the Stillbrooke neighborhood near contacted Strongsville Patch to say she heard someone open her back door about 6 a.m. Monday.
The sound woke her dog, who barked and apparently sent the intruder running.
The woman told herself she must have imagined the door opening, "because who would be stupid enough to enter a home at 6 in the morning."
But then she read the Strongsville Patch story about and realized someone had, in fact, tried to get into her house.
On Idlewood Trail, a resident heard a noise about 10 p.m. Saturday, went to check and found a screen had been removed from a window.
About 1 a.m. Sunday, a resident on Blodgett Creek heard a popping noise from her bedroom window, then found a shrub had been removed and thrown aside. Some landscaping rocks were also moved around.
She also found a shovel and broken post hole digger that did not belong to her.
Police said the loud pop may have been a hinge being broken from her window.
It is unusual for a burglar to target occupied homes.
Strongsville police detectives could not be reached for comment Tuesday.