Ann Arbor police arrest 2 suspects in 5 home invasions this week
Ann Arbor police arrested two people they believe are responsible for five home invasions and two attempted break-ins that took place this week in the city.
Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Robert Pfannes said detectives developed a suspect while investigating two home invasions in the 3200 block of Chelsea Circle Wednesday and one home invasion and two attempted break-ins Tuesday in the 2900 block of Pebble Creek Drive. Detectives executed a search warrant on the juvenile suspect’s home and found items stolen from those residences.
‘We’re still sorting it out,” he said Friday.
Pfannes said money, iPhones, iPods, assorted jewelry and other miscelleanous items were recovered from the boy’s home.
More information on the case was not available because the boy is a juvenile, Pfannes said.
The front door at one home on Chelsea Circle was forced open and a rear window appeared to be the point of entry in the second home, police said this week. The break-ins occurred between 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and 12:01 a.m. Thursday at the first home and 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the second home, according to police.
In the Pebble Creek Drive incidents, two homes reported windows were damaged by an attempt to access the homes and one home showed evidence someone tried to kick in the door. One home had a smashed window, and cash, an iPhone and an iPod were stolen.
A second home invasion suspect is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon on one count of second-degree home invasion for breaking into apartments in the 400 block of Kellogg Street Monday.
Ann Arbor police detectives arrested the 27-year-old Pittsfield Township man in the 2200 block of Glencoe Hills Drive Thursday.
Pfannes said all the jewelry stolen from one apartment, where two 24-year-old women live, was recovered by detectives. Police were called to the apartments Monday night after a man living in a different apartment reported his residence was broken into between 10:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
“It was a substantial amount of jewelry,” Pfannes said.
The Pittsfield Township man's name will be released after he is arraigned Friday afternoon. Records show he has a previous criminal history, including two convictions for second-degree home invasion, one plea of no contest to a charge of second-degree home invasion, two convictions for receiving and concealing stolen property and one conviction for malicious destruction of property.
To this point, only one of the home invasions reported to have occurred this week in Ann Arbor remains unsolved. A home was reported broken into in the 500 block of Benjamin Street Monday night. Cash and a man’s passport were stolen from that residence. The case is under investigation.
Police also are investigating home invasions reported to have occurred while University of Michigan students were away for winter break.
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