Police catch home invasion suspect hiding under bush after homeowner confronts him
Editor's note: The location has been corrected in this article.
Police arrested a home invasion suspect hiding under a bush Tuesday after an Ypsilanti resident confronted a man coming out a window of his home.
Police said the 51-year-old resident heard a commotion in his home in the 1300 block of West Cross Street when he returned home about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
He backed out of the home and soon saw a man coming out of a window, police said in a news release. The victim confronted the suspect, who police said threatened to harm the resident. The victim called 911 while the suspect fled, providing what police called an excellent description of the suspect.
Ypsilanti police units surrounded the area and then began to search it yard by yard. They found a man suspected of being the thief hiding under a large bush in the 200 block of Oakwood Street. He was arrested and police found all the personal property reported stolen from the home.
That included a laptop computer, several game systems, a video camera,a digital camera, jewelry, small bags of loose change, numerous video games, and other electronic items.
The suspect also had other property believed to have been taken in other home invasions, police said. The suspect, a 23-year-old Ypsilanti resident, was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. He is expected to be arraigned on Thursday. . Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Det. Sgt. T.C. Eberts at 734-482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.