Final two suspects arrested in Hamburg Township coney island break-in
Hamburg Township police arrested two Whitmore Lake residents Monday afternoon, completing their search for three people accused of a break-in at the Hamburg Coney Island earlier that day.
A 28-year-old Whitmore Lake man and a 29-year-old Whitmore Lake woman joined a 27-year-old Ann Arbor man in the Livingston County Jail as suspects in the break in at the restaurant, 9850 Chilson Commons Circle, said Police Chief Richard Duffany.
The two suspects were tracked to an Ypsilanti apartment, Duffany said.
It was a rare day in Hamburg Township — a break-in at a business, a stolen car and a high-speed chase aren’t exactly something police deal with very often, Duffany said. He was thrilled with his officers’ work.
“I’m really proud of all of our officers,” he said. “They spent since the break-in happened at about 1:30 a.m. investigating non-stop until (the suspects) were found in Ypsilanti.”
The break-in occurred at 1:19 a.m. Monday and, as police arrived at the coney island, a 1999 Dodge Durango sped through the parking lot toward M-36, Duffany said.
A high-speed chase followed on westbound M-36 until the driver of the Durango lost control and struck a railroad-crossing signal west of Island Shore Drive. The 27-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested at the scene of the crash, but the two Whitmore Lake residents fled the area on foot.
Police determined the two Whitmore Lake residents had likely fled the area in a dark gray 2006 Jeep Commander that had been reported stolen overnight from a residence near the crash, Duffany said. That same Commander was found parked in an apartment complex in Ypsilanti by Hamburg Township and Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team (LAWNET) officers, Duffany said.
The two suspects were arrested a short time later, Duffany said.
The three suspects are lodged at the Livingston County Jail and have not been formally charged with a crime.