Three men now face two felony burglary charges after a home invasion in south bend this weekend.
A South Bend couple awoke to three intruders rummaging through their house around 3:25 a.m. Saturday.
Craig and Marlene Schroeder, 56 and 57, heard loud noises inside their one-story-home along the 1300 block of N. Oak Ridge Dr., less than a mile east of the Notre Dame campus.
According to a police report, when Mr. Schroeder went to investigate, he saw lights on and heard multiple voices inside his house. He ran back into the master bedroom, locked the door and told his wife to call 911.
But the intruders did not leave once their presence was discovered; instead, they attempted to knock down the bedroom door as the Schroeder's pressed their bodies against it from the other side.
Patrolmen responding to the 911 call arrived and found the Schroeder's front door ajar. Officers entered the home and quickly arrested Mauricio Simental, 30, Francisco Guzman, 20, and Eduardo Garcia, 19, who were hiding inside and unarmed.
The trio told police they went out driving and randomly picked the house because they, “wanted to score a lick." Police say that's street slang for committing a robbery.
The men, who all reside on South Bend's southwest side, also admitted to robbing another home on E. Bowman St. earlier that night. Officers say they found goods stolen from that home in a SUV parked near the Oak Ridge Dr. address.
All three men were arrested and booked at the St. Joseph County Jail. Each was arraigned Monday at 1 p.m. on two counts of Burglary, a class B felony.
To read their individual probable cause affidavits, just click on the documents attached to this story.