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Posted on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 5:28 p.m.

Police investigating home invasion and attempted break-in in Ann Arbor

By Kyle Feldscher

Ann Arbor police are investigating one home invasion and one attempted break-in in the city reported Saturday, including one where the resident managed to get a glimpse of the suspect as he fled.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said a 47-year-old Ann Arbor man heard the back door to his home in the 600 block of North Fourth Avenue being kicked in at 12:12 a.m. Saturday.

Bush said the man he heard the loud banging noise on the back door and then the house’s alarm going off. He managed to see the man running away and described him as 5-feet-10 inches tall, stocky, wearing a dark colored puffy jacket and a dark colored hat.

Nothing was reported stolen from that home, but another Ann Arbor residence wasn’t so lucky.

Sometime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, a home in the 3000 block of Cherry Tree Lane was broken into. The intruder — or intruders — broke out the window to a front door, Bush said.

Three laptops, cellphones, jewelry, a camera and cash were all reported stolen from the home, according to Bush.

There was no suspect information to release from that home invasion. Anyone with information about either incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 4:48 p.m.

@FormerMichResident - I would agree with you if the language erros were not constant and often misleading. The lack of proofreading at is appalling; the misuse of language disconcerting. Language is used to express meaning. If we lose the ability to use language well, we also lose some of our ability to express ourselves well.


Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 3:51 p.m.

The comments by JRW and Tru2Blu76 illustrate a troubling lackadaisical attitude about criminal activity in A2. More interested in the wording of the article...then the events? I noticed this attitude while living in A2 a number of years ago. It seems worse now. Until Ann Arborites start getting serious about curbing criminal activity, stopping the revolving door justice system in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties, and electing public officials with more law and order mindsets these stories will become more common -- no matter the wording. Bars on windows and doors (see Detroit) seem to be your next step folks!


Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 6:52 p.m.

We're a long ways from having to put bars and windows on our doors. What does a "law and order mindset" mean anyway?


Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 4:45 p.m.

So you think news reporters being lackadaisical in their jobs is okay, that such failure of duty to be CLEAR in meaning has no consequence? Is that your position: the one you use to criticize others who call for CLEAR and proper use of the written word? You say, "Until Ann Arborites start getting serious about curbing criminal activity..." without defining YOUR version of "getting serious about criminal activity"- which is a poor way to EXPLAIN AND ILLUMINATE your meaning. Being short on writing skills and long on attitude seems to be your problem, doesn't it? Before you start lecturing your fellow Ann Arbor residents: take time for some English courses so we can all learn more about you "genius" methods of crime control. :-)


Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 2:49 p.m.

"The intruder — or intruders — broke out the window to a front door, Bush said." – "broke the glass in windowed front door" might have been a better choice of words. But what do I know - we learned here that "being lodged" is the same as "being jailed." [I see now the significance behind statements like, "The journalists at ought to be lodged at Motel 6." ;-) ] Windowed doors: I think we all get the point about windows-in-doors and all-glass doors providing poor security for those inside and for their possessions as well. It's truly unfortunate that some have to learn this fact the hard way.


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 11:39 p.m.

"Bush said the man he heard the loud banging noise on the back door..." Huh? More proofreading!