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Men arrested for Lucerne burglary Tuesday

LUCERNE – Two men were arrested Tuesday morning after they were found inside a vacation home.


Samuel Glen Sugarman, 30, and Duane Russell Jones, 33, both of Lucerne, were arrested after deputies found them in the home on Ferrand Drive, according to Capt. James Bauman of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.


Bauman said that shortly before 7:30 a.m. the sheriff's office received a call from the homeowner, who lives out of the area, asking for his home to be checked.


The man said he called the home to check his messages on the phone and someone picked up the phone to answer it when no one was supposed to be there, Bauman said.


When the deputies arrived on scene they found a broken window, Bauman reported.


Bauman said the deputies could hear what sounded like people wrestling around inside the home. When they told the men to come out, they wouldn't.


Additional deputies were brought in to secure a perimeter around the home, Bauman said. When a K-9 team arrived, they gave the standard warning to come out or the dog was going to go in, and the men came out.


Bauman said it's unclear if the two men were linked to other burglaries reported around the Lucerne area.


The men were charged with felony first-degree burglary and vandalism, and misdemeanor charges of tampering with a vehicle.


In addition, Sugarman was charged with receiving stolen property and Jones was charged with use of a controlled substance, according to Lake County Jail records. Both Sugarman and Jones also had outstanding misdemeanor bench warrants.


Bail was set at $50,000 for Sugarman and $10,000 for Jones, based on their booking logs.


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