2 teens arrested with stolen property after Ypsilanti home invasion
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).