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Fast-acting neighbors lead to arrest of burglary suspects

Deputies arrested Yoell and Bongiovanni for burglary on Allyn Road. (Source: Portage County Sheriff) Deputies arrested Yoell and Bongiovanni for burglary on Allyn Road. (Source: Portage County Sheriff)
Deputies arrested Yoell and Bongiovanni for burglary on Allyn Road. (Source: Portage County Sheriff) Deputies arrested Yoell and Bongiovanni for burglary on Allyn Road. (Source: Portage County Sheriff)
HIRAM, OH (WOIO) -

Two men are arrested after residents alert deputies to suspicious activity in their neighborhood.

On Tuesday, October 7, around 12 p.m., a resident in the 6200 block of Allyn Road in Hiram Township, contacted the Portage County Sheriffs Office to report seeing a suspicious vehicle in the area.

The vehicle was seen on several occasions driving slowly up and down the road.

Moments later, another resident on Allyn Road told deputies that several suspects were seen entering a neighboring home.

Authorities say no one was home at the time.

Multiple deputies along with the Portage County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit, Mantua Village Police and Hiram Village Police responded to the area.

Officers were informed that the suspect vehicle had left the area and one of the suspects had jumped out of the car and fled into the woods.

A K-9 search of the area was conducted but the suspect was not located.

While deputies were in the area, they spotted the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

Inside the car was 19-year-old William M. Yoell,of Niles, Ohio and 37-year-old Russell R. Bongiovanni Jr, of Rome, Ohio.

Yoell and Bongiovanni were arrested after evidence was discovered inside the vehicle linking them to the Allyn Road burglary.

Both have reportedly been cooperating with law enforcement.

The men are currently incarcerated at the Portage County Jail and are being held without bond, charged with burglary, a second degree felony.

Both will be arraigned on Wednesday, October 8, at 1:15 PM at the Ravenna Courthouse.

Detectives are currently attempting to identify and locate the third subject involved.

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