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Burglary suspects caught in the act

Christina Proctor

Two men were arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of burglarizing two homes near Tahoe Keys Boulevard. One man was armed with a handgun, authorities said.

Roderick J. Emery, 18, a transient, and Kevin M. Welch, 20, of Sparks, Nev., were taken into custody after South Lake Tahoe police officers allegedly found them inside a house on the 700 block of Colorado Court.

The officers responded to the area around 3 a.m. after receiving a report of two prowlers. A neighbor told police he heard the sound of breaking glass.

Officer Don Muren said he heard breaking glass at a house on Colorado Court and after investigating discovered the rear sliding glass door open and heard voices coming from inside the home. A dining room window also was broken, Muren said.

According to investigators, Emery and Welch allegedly had stolen property and flashlights when they were arrested. Investigators believe the two are also responsible for a burglary on Montezuma Drive. No one was home during either break-in.

Police said the two are also linked to two car thefts that were recovered in the area of the burglaries. Emery and Welch are also under suspicion for two vehicle break-ins that occurred Monday morning and over the last several days on Bonanza Trail. Investigators said property was found on the two men from those incidents.

Both are being held on $10,000 bail at the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe.

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