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Posted on Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 4:46 p.m.

Man charged in Ypsilanti burglaries is taken into custody in Detroit

By Lee Higgins

A man charged with breaking into two Ypsilanti businesses was taken into custody this morning in Detroit by Detroit police, authorities said.

Daniel Thomas Bewernitz, 30, of Ypsilanti, is charged with two counts of breaking and entering of a business.

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Ypsilanti police said Bewernitz broke into Dos Hermanos Market at 412 W. Michigan Ave. on Nov. 27 and One Twenty Three Skate Shop at 123 N. Washington St. on Nov. 21. Investigators said Bewernitz forced his way inside both businesses, but police did not have details on what was taken.

The burglaries are among a total of five burglaries and two attempted burglaries that occurred in the downtown Ypsilanti area between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27. Police believe all of the burglaries are related and have spent the past several days looking for Bewernitz. Detroit police arrested Bewernitz this morning as they were investigating a crime, Ypsilanti police Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton said. Fulton said he did not have details.

"We're glad to get him in custody," Fulton said. "A lot of people in town were pretty anxious for us to get him."

The incidents occurred on North Washington Street, South Washington Street, West Michigan Avenue and Pearl Street, police said. In some cases, cash was taken.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at



Sun, Dec 4, 2011 : 5:27 a.m.

Mr. Bewernitz was an absconder from parole in Wayne County for the same type of offenses


Sat, Dec 3, 2011 : 4:56 a.m.

He has that look that he is mad that he was busted, but not ashamed for what he did.

Buster W.

Sat, Dec 3, 2011 : 3:15 a.m.

Looks like such a nice feller!


Sat, Dec 3, 2011 : 12:07 a.m.

Many people are glad to have this man is custody! Thanks to all involved in the catch!


Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 10:42 p.m.

I wonder if Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can recover from this low point in his career. There needs to be more in place to help wrestlers transitions into other careers once they hit the end.