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Posted on Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 6:15 p.m.

Police catch B&E suspect leaving scene of break-in

By Paula Gardner

An alert witness helped police catch a suspect in a break-in that took place early Saturday morning in Pittsfield Township.

Police said they received a call at about 4:44 a.m. from someone who noticed the B&E in progress in an Allstate Insurance office on South State Street.

The witness described a man trying to kick in the door of the business.

Police responded and spotted a man leaving the scene.

They arrested the 30-year-old Ann Arbor man, and he spent the rest of Saturday morning at the Washtenaw County Jail, where he awaited charges on the break-in.

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Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 5:55 p.m.

Stealing auto insurance policies! Why didn't I think of that.


Sun, Nov 4, 2012 : 9:29 p.m.

Great Job by the witness and Pittsfield Police.

Nicole B.

Sun, Nov 4, 2012 : 1:58 p.m.

Another MPRI success story, perhaps?

Linda Peck

Sun, Nov 4, 2012 : 1:28 p.m.

I wonder if upon his release this man will go out to do the same thing the following night somewhere in our town?

Ann English

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 11:39 p.m.

Apparently that Allstate Insurance location is near a Coney Island restaurant; I've never stopped in at any of those businesses accessible via State Circle, just drove past them to avoid a long line of traffic from State Circle waiting to turn onto State Street.


Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 2:42 p.m.

likely story.