Police have arrested Paul J. Marker, Todd L. Buneselmeyer, and Christopher J. Lagasse

Milford police have arrested a second man in connection with a pair of burglaries that took place on West Clarke Avenue.

Department spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten said Paul J. Marker, 49, was arrested Dec. 8. His apprehension followed the arrest of Todd L. Bunselmeyer, 51, the previous day.

The case began Dec. 6 as police investigated the burglary in which tools were taken from the West Clarke Avenue home. Police conducting surveillance of the area the following day spotted suspicious activity in a nearby home and arrested Bunselmeyer as he tried to leave that building.

A search of Bunselmeyer’s home also turned up firearms he was not allowed to own, Masten said.

As a result, Bunselmeyer is charged with three counts of burglary third degree, theft $1500 or greater, theft under $1500, criminal mischief, hindering prosecution, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, conspiracy second degree and three counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.

He also was wanted by the Justice of the Peace Court 2.

Bunselmeyer was ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on a $19,600 secured bond.

The continued police investigation also linked Marker to the Dec. 6 West Clarke Avenue burglary, Masten said. He was arrested after he was found hiding in the basement of his home in the 600 block of Lakelawn Drive.

Marker is charged with theft $1500 or greater, theft under $1500, criminal mischief, tampering with physical evidence, conspiracy second degree, and two counts of burglary 3rd degree.

He was released on a $6,500 unsecured bail.

Masten said that while officers were going up to Marker’s home Dec. 8, they spotted a man, later identified as Christopher J. Lagasse, 22, climbing out of the home through a rear window. Lagasse was taken into custody and police learned he was wanted in connection with a September vehicle theft on North Walnut Street.

Lagasse also was wanted by the Delaware State Police, Kent County Court of Common Pleas, Sussex County Family Court, Justice of the Peace Court 2, and Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

He is charged with theft of a motor vehicle associated with the September investigation, Masten said.

Lagasse, who is not connected to the West Clarke Avenue burglary, is being held at SCI on a $1,000 secured bond.