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Posted on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 : 5:50 p.m.

Men steal jewelry from home in Pittsfield Township

By Kyle Feldscher

Pittsfield Township police are investigating a report of a home invasion in the 3200 block of Hillside Drive Tuesday afternoon where jewelry was reported stolen.

A Nixle report sent out by police stated two men were seen carrying a black duffle bag to an older model, black Buick or Ford vehicle. Police said the men knocked on the front door of the home, and when no one answered the door, they went around to the back door of the home, where they gained entry.

Jewelry was reported stolen. A resident observed the incident in progress but did not immediately call police, according to the alert.

The suspects are described as a heavy-set black man in his late teens wearing a black coat, along with a skinny white man who was carrying the duffle bag.

Residents are encouraged to call 911 immediately when there are suspicious persons or vehicles at or near homes during the day.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Jan 4, 2012 : 2:21 p.m.

just had to comment again on these break-ins--in PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP---this is an every day occurance in PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP ---this is a POLICE PROBLEM PERIOD-----you would think a professional police agency and their officers would take someone making them look bad, would take this personallly--no way for these guys---too much time spent at the station, not enough effort out stopping traffic who disregard the traffic laws everyday on Golfside between washtenaw and ellsworth---the problem is that half of the street belongs to Ypsilanti Township and no one really wants to do the job----not enough officers or revenue---so all the bad guys get a free pass on golfside getting back to I-94 ---it takes effort to catch criminals---that is where being PROFESSIONAL COMES IN--


Wed, Jan 4, 2012 : 11:34 a.m.

It never really occured to me just how careless women are with their jewelry until a friend lost all of hers from a burglary. So I asked my wife what does she do with hers when we are out of town. Answer- nothing special. Well that has changed. Why give thieves an easy target for your valuables, women? Lock them up !


Wed, Jan 4, 2012 : 3:17 a.m.

I would certainly want a resident to call 911 (like right now) if someone was breaking into my home. I make it a practice to call anything suspicious going on in my neighbor hood. With this type of crime , we need to help each other and the Police.


Wed, Jan 4, 2012 : 2:16 a.m.

Kudos to the neighbor. Way to wait! Good grief


Wed, Jan 4, 2012 : 12:02 a.m.

WalkingJoe--you are exactly right!! The police can only do so much. I can't believe that a neighbor watched all of this happen and couldn't call the police. Everybody is complaining about the cuts to public safety, but this goes on? Unbelievable.


Tue, Jan 3, 2012 : 11:30 p.m.

Was walking my dogs this afternoon and came down Hillside as the police were checking the house and the residents were waiting outside. With the rash of break ins in this area I thought maybe that was what was going on. And what kind of neighbor sees this kind of activity and doesn't call it in? How would you feel if the shoe was on the other foot?