2 teens arrested after homeowner stops daytime break-in
Two teenagers who tried to break into an Ypsilanti home on Wednesday morning are in police custody after the 62-year-old resident heard them and called police.
The incident started in the 1000 block of Grant on the city's west side when the homeowner heard something at his window at about 9 a.m.
He spotted two boys trying to break in, according to Detective Sgt. Troy Fulton of the Ypsilanti Police Department.
"He made himself known and they took off," Fulton said.
But the homeowner was able to call police quickly and watch the direction of their escape, Fulton said. And thanks to a nearby patrol car, one of the teens - a city resident - was apprehended within minutes.
That boy gave police information on the second youth, an Ypsilanti Township resident who was still at large. But not for long.
"(Officers) went to his house and waited for him to come home," Fulton said.
The boys - ages 14 and 15 - remained in custody at the Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Facility on Tuesday afternoon, Fulton said. They'll be charged with attempted home invasion.
No weapons were involved in the incident, police said.