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Posted on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 : 3:50 p.m.

Deputies capture 2 home invasion suspects after chase ends in crash near Whitmore Lake

By John Counts

Two men were apprehended Thursday -- one while trying to run across U.S. 23 -- after leading police on a chase from the scene of a possible home invasion in Webster Township, police said.

Deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office were called to a residence in the 9000 block of South Hamburg Road for a possible home invasion in progress around 2 p.m. and saw a vehicle speeding away, Sgt. Geoff Fox said

Police chased the vehicle to Whitmore Lake Road where it crashed into a telephone pole near U.S. 23. Both men got out of the car and ran. One man attempted to cross the freeway and was captured there by deputies.

"The other one ran into the woods and got caught a little bit later," Fox said.

The men were taken into custody. Police did not yet have information to release about the men's ages or where they were from. The home invasion investigation continues. More information was expected to be released Friday.

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Susan Ursus

Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 7:47 p.m.

The police did their job. Now it's the judge's and prosecutor's turn. Don't let us down, boys.


Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 5:27 a.m.

Low life's that steal from people while they are at work, ugh


Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 1:23 a.m.

I think you mean Hamburg- just like the German city, not Hamberg.

John Counts

Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 12:47 p.m.

This has been changed. Thanks.

Boo Radley

Thu, Jan 24, 2013 : 9:59 p.m.

Great job by the deputies! Nice work.


Thu, Jan 24, 2013 : 11:18 p.m.

Thank you and great job Washtenaw county deputies! This is just happening way to often these days and it really needs to stop. I hope more and more attempted home invasions have a wonderful ending like this storey..please everyone keep your eyes on your neighborhoods and help get these kind of people off the streets!