Homeowner finds intruder in house and detains her, Summit County Sheriff’s Office says


Megan S. Ryland, 30 years old of Akron (Photo via Summit County Jail)

Editor’s note: The sheriff’s office updated the suspect’s name Thursday afternoon and said it’s Megan S. Hyland, not Emma Hyland as the suspect is said to have told them. All charges against Emma Ryland will be dismissed.

GREEN, Ohio (WJW) — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a homeowner in Green reported an intruder in the house.

According to a press release, on August 12 at around 2:40 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a home on Graybill Road.

The homeowner said a woman entered the house and was found upstairs. The sheriff’s office said the homeowner detained the woman until authorities arrived.

The alleged intruder reportedly told authorities her name was Emma M. Ryland. She was arrested, charged with burglary and booked into the Summit County Jail. The sheriff’s office later learned the suspect’s actual identity is Megan S. Ryland, 30.

All charges against Emma Ryland will be dismissed; Megan Ryland will now also be charged for misrepresenting herself to law enforcement officers, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said it was determined that Megan Ryland got into the home through an unlocked garage door and went through several rooms looking for items to steal.

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