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Suspect admits burglarizing house twice in six days

HARTLAND – Responding to a neighbor's report of a suspicious person lurking around a Chapman Road home, sheriff's deputies found a man who they said had just broken into the residence. He later admitted to a prior break-in as well, deputies said.

The man was found sitting inside his vehicle in the driveway of the home at around 4 p.m. Christmas Day. When the owner came home, she discovered that the home had been entered and a cash box hidden beneath a living room sofa had been rifled through, but nothing appeared to have been taken.

The man initially denied having entered the home, which he said belongs to a relative of his fiancee, but he later admitted to that break-in and to another six days earlier in which several objects were taken. Some of the stolen goods were found inside the man's vehicle, deputies said.

The 24-year-old Medina resident was not immediately charged, pending completion of an investigation by sheriff's criminal investigators.

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