CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Charges have been filed against an alleged masked intruder, who was chased off by an 80-year-old resident of Wheeling Avenue early Saturday morning.
According to reports from the Cambridge Police, the male resident heard a loud bang in his front room at around 4:45am and went out to find a masked man holding a crow bar in his living room. The intruder claimed he had a gun, demanded money and approached the victim. The resident wrenched the crow bar from his hands and ordered him to get out of the house. The would-be robber left the home on foot.
Cambridge Police responded to the scene and an officer spotted a possible suspect trying to duck behind a car. Sgt. Mark DeLancey ordered the man to come out, but he ran away. DeLancey and Patrolman Zachary Wolfe chased down the suspect and, after a brief scuffle, took him into custody. The suspect, 47-year-old Ronald L. Trenner, and both police officers were treated for minor injuries at Southeastern Med.
Trenner has been charged with a single count of felony one burglary in Cambridge Municipal Court for the incident. He remains in custody in the Guernsey County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.