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Posted on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 3:45 p.m.

Three suspects arrested after burglary at Ypsilanti apartment

By Julie Baker

Ypsilanti police arrested three suspects Thursday morning after a burglary at an apartment in the 200 block of South Grove Street, according to a news release.

Officers were dispatched to the apartment about 11 a.m. on a call of a home invasion in progress. The caller advised police that they saw three males carrying numerous items into another apartment in the same building, police said.

After dispatchers received the call, the victim reportedly arrived home to find his apartment door had been kicked in, his apartment was ransacked, and numerous items — including a TVs, gaming systems, a 12-gauge shotgun, cash and jewelry — were missing.

Officers knocked on the door of the apartment the suspects were seen entering, but no one answered. The suspects — two are 16, one is 21 — attempted to jump out the rear window, but they saw police in the area, and eventually answered the door and were arrested, police said.

All the stolen property was recovered. The two juvenile suspects were later lodged at the Juvenile Detention and the adult was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. One juvenile also had a pickup order, and the adult had two additional warrants for his arrest, police said.

If you have any additional information regarding this case contact Detective Sgt. Troy Fulton at 734-482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (773-2587).


Joe Blow

Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 2:03 p.m.

Yes as a resident of the complex I would like to see the suspects pictures as well, that way I will know who to keep an eye out for especially since the rent office didnt even send out a letter telling the rest of the residents there had been previous breakins within the last 2 months Im in a diffrent building but still its just a 30 second walk for the criminals, it could have happend to me just as easy. That guy better still watch out because I believe the younger staff members probably had something to do with it as well because I visit the building it happend end quite often and theres usually someone thats supposed to be cleaning the hallways and whatever just sitting on the steps with their co-workers or talking on the phone at the entrance so how did they NOT see someone moving all of that stuff with none of it in new boxes or out of a Uhaul. FISHY verrrrrryyyy fishy if you ask me.


Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 12:27 a.m.

Where is the photo of the adult perp?


Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 5:18 p.m.

Good Job YPD, the City should take a look of all the good work the Police Department is doing instead of constantly looking at cutting Police Officer Jobs. With such a small staff YPD does excellent work and the tax payers really need to take a look at that before the City completely distorys the Police Department.

Chris 8 - YPSI PRIDE

Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 2:01 a.m.

I would like to personally congratulate the Resident that saw something and said something. As an apartment dweller most of my life the worst possible scenario is having thieves move in and scope out when their hardworking neighbors are bringing things in, going to work, leaving for an errand, ect ect ect. Creeps like this can totally disrupt the peace and harmony in an apartment complex and just give the place a bad name. It can cause neighbors to look at each other with an air of suspicion not knowing if you are looking at the person who is going to rob you next. There is something like this going on where I live right now and it has me scrutinizing every person I see walking around the complex. Eventually they are going to get caught. I can only say that if they hit my place and I am home they will not be leaving on their own terms. It will be in either a police car, an ambulance or a body bag. For anyone who lives in an apartment complex, a good thing to look out for during the day is people standing in one place with a cell phone in their hand. The technology has given theives an upper hand with lookouts using text and talk to warn the culprits that the Resident or Police Department is on the way. A good counter measure is to buy a hidden camera that starts snapping pictures and e-mailing immediately after motion is detected. You might get a nice suprise about the person that you thought was your friendly neighbor.

Joe Blow

Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 2:52 p.m.

Im over there all the time and there are younger grounds keepers that are always standing around on the steps/in the hallway on the phone or talking to each other in that building. I guess its because its all the way in the back and the older workers probably never go out there unless theres a maintanence issue.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 9:39 p.m.

call me a skeptic but how many tvs games etc? How big was this apartment? Really glad the burglers were caught!

Joe Blow

Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 2:49 p.m.

Why would you be skeptic and why does the apartment size matter??


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 9:01 p.m.

I would say the homeowners owe the caller a big Thank You!