(BURLINGTON, KY) -- Two men have been arrested following a three-home burglary spree in southern Boone County.
According to police, the residents at the third burglary, on Richwood Road, were home and barricaded themselves in a bedroom as the two forced their way into the house. Sheriff's deputies caught the thieves walking away from that burglary scene.
As a deputy was responding to a burglary in progress call in the 1600 block of Richwood Road in Walton, he saw two men walking away from the area of the burglary.
At about the same time, police say the owner of a home in the 15,000 block of U.S. 42 in Verona came home and discovered the rear door of his house had been kicked in.
The deputy found the car the two were using just down Richwood Road with an unusual amount of unpackaged merchandise in the rear seat. The owner of the Verona home was taken to the car where he identified a Play Station II, clothing, golf clubs, DVDs, and a handheld electronic game as his.
Ryan J. Sawyer, 24 of Greenup Street in Covington, Kentucky and a 17 year old juvenile from Burlington were taken into custody.
The two were charged with three counts of second degree burglary. Sawyer was also charged with three counts of Unlawful transaction with a minor second degree.
Investigators also determined the two broke into a third home in the 400 block of Frogtown Road in Union earlier in the evening. An alarm sounded when the door was kicked open so they left empty-handed.