Ann Arbor police say burglaries on city's west side have subsided
Ann Arbor police say a rash of burglaries on the city's west side since May have subsided in recent weeks, likely due in part to several arrests.
The most recent arrest came today, when a man was captured after police say he attempted to steal a laptop computer from a home.
Detective Sgt. Pat Hughes said the man, who ran and was caught after a foot chase, is likely responsible for more break-ins. But he's only been in the area since Sept. 1 - meaning others are also responsible for the nearly two dozen burglaries between May and August.
Hughes said police have sought arrest warrants for two others suspected in several home invasions.
Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones will discuss the break-ins and the city's effort to curb them Tuesday during aÂ two-hour question and answer session. It begins at 5 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 North Main St. The city held a similar meeting in September.
Since the beginning of September, six burglaries have been reported in the area - referred to by police as the Old Northwest side - which is not an unusually high number, Hughes said.Â
"We're not seeing an influx anymore," Hughes said. "It seems to have calmed."
But police encouraged residents to remain vigilant by locking their doors and windows, and reporting any suspicious activity to police.