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Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 12:05 p.m.

Fur coat, computers among items stolen in Ypsilanti Township home break-ins

By Kyle Feldscher

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three home break-ins reported Tuesday, including one incident in which a fur coat was stolen from a home on Desoto Avenue.

In all the cases, the victims discovered the burglaries when they returned home after being away.

The burglary occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Desoto Avenue in Ypsilanti Township. The victim had been away for the day and discovered the break-in upon returning home, police said. The front door of the home had been forced open, according to police.

A tan fur coat, a home stereo system, an iMac laptop computer and an Ice Star gold watch had all been stolen from the home, police said.

Three laptop computers were stolen from a home during a daytime burglary on Tuesday on the 500 block of Nash Avenue in Ypsilanti Township, police said.

The break-in occurred between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. while the victim was away from home, according to police. The back door to the home had been forced open, police said.

In addition to the three laptops, the make and model of which were unknown, an Apple iPod was also stolen, police said.

Another home invasion that occurred between Oct. 12 and Tuesday on the 300 block of North Harris Road in Ypsilanti Township was also reported to police on Tuesday.

An unknown amount of car-audio parts were stolen from inside the house, police said. The victim had been away from the home for a week before returning and noticing the stolen items, according to police.

No arrests have been made in any of the incidents and all of the cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information on these incidents is encouraged to call the sheriff’s tip line at 734-973-7711 or 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.


Ms. Smith

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 12:34 a.m.

Has anyone heard anymore about this case? Was anything ever recovered??


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 2:33 p.m.

Another shooting in West Willow last night 10-22 approx 11:51 p.m. I guess most won't hear until Mon.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 3:38 a.m.

I was away for the day (today) and returned home to everything in it's place. Alarm set, dog had run of the house, all windows and doors locked and neighbors aware and watching. It was a good day!


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 4:32 p.m.

I love reading this ..."In all the cases, the victims discovered the burglaries when they returned home after being away." How else does one return home unless you are away? Captain obvious award for the day...