Two Lake County
residents were arrested Thursday on a charge of burglary after a Woodlawn
Ave. resident found them in his home and confronted them, Porter Police
Rocha-Leal, 41, of Schererville, and Juan Ramon Martinez-Villarreal, 45, of
Gary, were each charged with one count of burglary, a Class B felony
punishable by a term of six to 20 years.
According to the
PPD, at 1:56 p.m. a man arrived home to find a strange truck parked in his
driveway. He parked his own vehicle behind it, blocking it in, then
discovered that his front door had been forced open and on entering his home
heard voices from the basement, the PPD said.
subsequently confronted Rocha-Leal and Martinez-Villarreal as they were
coming up the basement stairs, the PPD said.
Both Porter and
Chesterton officers responded to the scene and took the two into custody.
U.S. currency, collectable coins, and earrings belonging to the homeowner
were found on the pairís person and in their vehicle, the PPD said.
Martinez-Villarreal were transported to Porter County Jail.