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Member of alleged burglary ring convicted in El Dorado crime spree

A parolee arrested in a 2013 burglary spree has been convicted by an El Dorado County jury.

Bradley Zaun, 27, was found guilty Wednesday of three felony counts of first-degree residential burglary and two counts of attempted burglary, according to an El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office news release.

During October and November 2013, Zaun and several other alleged co-conspirators. who have pleaded guilty or are awaiting trial, began a drug-fueled crime spree that extended from Shingle Springs to Pollock Pines, authorities said. The burglars knocked on the front doors of homes and if a homeowner answered the door, the would-be burglars left. If no one answered, they would enter through an unlocked door or force their way into the residence. On at least one occasion, officials said, the residents were home during the burglary, but the intruders were able to avoid arrest.

Zaun is to be sentenced April 10 in El Dorado County Superior Court.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.