Stow -- Police say three juveniles were charged July 10 in connection with two burglaries of Stow homes last spring in which more than $9,000 in electronics and firearms were stolen.

A 17-year-old Akron boy and two Cuyahoga Falls boys, ages 17 and 16, are facing second-degree felony burglary charges in Summit County Juvenile Court in connection with the burglaries of homes in Graham Road's 1800 block and Maple Road's 2000 block.

The Akron teen also was charged with second-degree felony burglary in June in connection with a May 21 home invasion on L'Ermitage Place, and he and the younger Cuyahoga Falls boy were charged in juvenile court in June with three counts each of second-degree felony burglary in connection with burglaries of homes in Cuyahoga Falls.

According to Stow police reports, a Maple Road man reported May 1 that someone entered his home by forcing open a rear window and took three shotguns, five laptop computers and an Apple iPod totaling about $9,000 in value.

A Graham Road woman reported April 30 that someone kicked open a rear door of her home in the morning or early afternoon and took a $400 iPod.

Police Lt. Anne Stirm said the iPod from the Graham Road home has been recovered, but as of July 22, none of the items from the Maple Road burglary have been found.

A woman called 911 at a little before 9 a.m. May 21 and reported someone had kicked open the rear door of her home in L'Ermitage Place's 2600 block and entered. Police said the woman stayed on the phone as she moved from her bedroom into a bathroom as her locked bedroom door was kicked open. A notebook computer, two laptop computers and several pieces of jewelry and a jewelry box totaling nearly $4,000 in value plus a jar containing about $100 in change was taken.

Police said some items have been recovered.

Stirm said the burglaries remain under investigation.


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