Two men have been arrested and charged with breaking and entering related to items stolen from two uninhabited structures in Twinsburg Township on July 18-19, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Department.
They were arrested while they were allegedly in the middle of another burglary in Aurora.
Tyler T. Hodge, 18, of Aurora and Patrick A. Keeley, 19, of Cleveland were arrested July 21 by Summit County sheriff's deputies and charged with one count each of breaking and entering, which is a fifth-degree felony.
Authorities say more charges are pending. An investigation continues.
The two men had their initial appearance in Stow Municipal Court on July 21 and will be bound over and arraigned on the breaking and entering charges in Summit County Common Pleas Court, according to Stow Municipal Court officials.
Attorneys for the two men were not immediately known, according to Stow Municipal Court clerk's office.
Reported stolen from a township residence and another business on East Aurora Road was a 2011 Ford Focus, .22-caliber rifle and ammunition, wallet, purse and horse tack. Total value of all the property was not known, although the horse tack was valued at $1,500, according to Summit County sheriff's inspector Bill Holland.
The property was recovered from a location in Cleveland (the rifle) and in a field in Bainbridge Township (remaining items) by Summit County sheriff's deputies, Holland said. A tip led authorities to the items.
Summit County sheriff's deputies arrested Hodge and Keeley as they allegedly were in the process of burglarizing a home in Aurora after the stolen Ford Focus was located there after midnight July 21. That resulted in separate arrests and charges by the Aurora Police Department.
APD charged Hodge with one count each of burglary, receiving stolen property, theft, possession of criminal tools, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Keeley was charged with one count each of burglary, receiving stolen property, theft and obstructing official business.
A third man, Eduardo Camacho Jr., 20, of Cleveland also was arrested in the Aurora case, according to Aurora Lt. Don Johnson. He faces charges of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, and theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.
All three men had initial appearances July 21 in Portage County Municipal Court on the Aurora charges, and authorities said they likely will be bound over to Portage County Common Pleas Court.
Hodge and Keeley remain in Portage County Jail on 10 percent of $50,000 bond, or $5,000 each. Attorneys for the two men in their Portage County cases were not known.
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