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Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 : 1:16 p.m.

Resident calls police while intruder attempts to kick in front door

By Kyle Feldscher

A Superior Township resident called police to report someone kicking the front door and attempting to break into the home Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 1800 block of Hamlet Drive for a report of someone attempting to kick in the front door of a home while a resident was home, police said.

When deputies arrived, the suspect had already left the scene, according to police. Deputies believe the suspect realized someone was at the home and fled the area.

No property was stolen and the suspect never entered the home.

Police are still looking for information on the would-be intruder. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711.

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Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 8:37 p.m.

Pretty bold trying to kick in the door. It's an awful feeling- I was dozing on my sofa one morning with the TV on and woke up to find a man standing in my living room. The police did catch him and it turned out he was just released for a string of B and E's.


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 3:51 a.m. news providers should note that THIS is what people understand to be an attempted home invasion, not stealing electronics out of the living room while the owner is away in Arizona for three weeks.


Wed, Feb 22, 2012 : 10:18 p.m.

It has been at least a day since any "reported" crime near Macarthur Blvd.

Jimmy McNulty

Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 1:12 p.m.

Every comment I make about that same subject gets deleted. I wonder why? Your observation, however, is spot-on.


Wed, Feb 22, 2012 : 7:58 p.m.

Forced entry / home invasion: one of the scariest things that can happen. You never know what the intention of the intruder is - until they get in. First hand experience with this kind of thing happened when I was about six. We lived in a rural area with only a few houses nearby. One night, suddenly, someone tried to force the front door. Whoever it was - they decided to leave after about a minute. Then we heard police sirens nearby and it turned out the same guy had smashed in a storm door of a neighbor (that lady was also a single mom with one child). It took years to find out who that was. Only after he was arrested as a serial rapist did we learn that he'd been a teen IN our neighborhood who had done a number of break ins as he "worked on his technique" as a sexual predator. See - it isn't always theft they're after. There're several motives driving these criminals.


Wed, Feb 22, 2012 : 7:53 p.m.

Well, dang it! To bad the intruder realized the resident was home before the Police arrived. He had left the scene...maybe a good thing, glad nobody was injured.