Arrest made in Perry Township home break-in; suspect Erich Smith investigated in other burglaries

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a home in Lake County earlier this month.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office said detectives from the LCSO and Madison Township Police Department were interviewing 30-year-old Erich Smith about burglaries that happened in the Madison Township area, when he admitted to breaking into a house in Perry Township.

The burglary at the house on Call Road happened Nov. 7, and investigators said about $831 in jewelry was taken, as well a Glock handgun worth about $400.

Smith was charged with one count of burglary and is being investigated for possible involvement in other burglaries that have happened in the area.

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