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Posted on Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 8:57 a.m.

2 teens arrested with stolen property after Ypsilanti home invasion

By Paula Gardner

A witness called police after seeing two youths leaving an Ypsilanti home carrying items - and officers arrested the pair about an hour later when they were spotted in a nearby neighborhood.

The teens - ages 17 and 18, and both from Ypsilanti Township - had stolen property on them at the time, police said.

The witness spotted the teens leaving a house in the 1200 block of Roosevelt at about 8:30 p.m. Friday, according to Ypsilanti Police.

Officers confimed the burglary when they arrived on the scene, and about an hour later patrols were dispatched to a nearby neighborhood when another witness said two youths were acting suspiciously.

Police found the two teens when they responded to the area, and learned they'd not only been the culprits in the Roosevelt Street break-in, but also had broken into a home on Wallace a short time earlier.

The arrests are among several of local teens made by Ypsilanti Police this month as they, with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department, investigate break-ins in the city and adjoining Ypsilanti Township neighborhoods.

In mid-October, police arrested 5 teens accused of plotting to rob a house on Collegewood.

Then on Oct. 19, a homeowner stopped a break-in on Grant Street, and two teens were taken into custody after that incident.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Troy Fulton at 734-482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (773-2587).

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Paula Gardner

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 12:08 a.m.

The latest I heard is that one student attended COPE but the initial claim that many attend that school could not be confirmed.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 12:04 a.m.

Can anyone confirm whether or not these kids were COPE students? That's the program they put in Chapelle Elementary once the School Board closed it down. Word in the neighborhood says it was COPE students, and that others from the program have been linked to the recent spate of burglaries in the neighborhood. But this might just be a rumor...


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 2:15 a.m.

Good job, it takes neighbors like that to make a difference,


Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 2:01 a.m.

Good job, witnesses and YPD! At 8:30 p.m. it would have been dark out. BTW, age 17 is adult in the justice system so we'll be seeing both of these hooligan's names soon hopefully and maybe their mugshots.


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 7:22 p.m.

Good eye!!!


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 5 p.m.

Excellent!! Glad to hear the suspects are in custody. This is exactly what our officers need help with, citizens to watch for suspicious actions of people in their neighbor hoods. (or anywhere). Great job to the two that called the police and I know they appreciated the information. Well done Ypsilanti Police!

Cindy Heflin

Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 2:57 p.m.

Hi lorie: Police have not released the name. Plus, we do not use names of suspects unless/until they are actually charged with a crime. We include descriptions when available for suspects when police are searching for them. These suspects are in custody.


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 11:09 p.m.

Cindy, get real. Your "publication" wouldn't release a race even if available (stories in other papers regarding the same incident have included race) and always leaves it out. Must be worried about offending low life criminals Lori they always have some excuse. If you want accurate and honest reporting check out mlive or something else


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 7:52 p.m.

great and I appreciate your approach. That being said, I hope you publish that name and description when the adult is charged.


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 2:49 p.m.

and the 18 year old is an adult, got a name? and further description that the ages? how tall? race? what they were wearing? anything?


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 2:40 p.m.

Thank you to both the people who called and the Ypsialnti police. Get 'em! Enough is Enough. Can these two 'youths' be charged as adults?