2 arrested in series of countywide break-ins - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

2 arrested in series of countywide break-ins

Bret Dixon (Source: Wickliffe Police Department) Bret Dixon (Source: Wickliffe Police Department)
Michael Frydrych (Source: Wickliffe Police Department) Michael Frydrych (Source: Wickliffe Police Department)
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On Tuesday, detectives from Wickliffe, Willowick, Mentor, and Pepper Pike arrested two men in connection with several recent burglaries in Lake and Cuyahoga counties.

According to police, Michael Frydrych, 33, of Willowick, and Bret Dixon, 26, of Euclid, are currently being held at the Wickliffe City Jail. Each has been charged with one count of burglary, a second degree felony offense, for breaking into and ransacking a Rush Road home. Charges against the two are pending in other jurisdictions, as well.

Police say detectives received information from the Euclid Police Department indicating that the two males were selling large amounts of jewelry at a Euclid cash for gold store. This information led Wickliffe detectives to the identification of several items taken in area burglaries.

On Tuesday, investigators from several cities initiated surveillance on three different addresses and eventually took the two suspects into custody, along with a female who was questioned and eventually released.

Searches were conducted on two cars, a Euclid apartment, and a Willowick home, according to police, recovering a number of stolen items.

An investigation is ongoing. Detectives are working to identify the owners of property recovered in order to link the suspects to additional crimes.

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