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Posted on Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 9:48 a.m.

Two men arrested after attempted break-in in Ypsilanti

By Kyle Feldscher

Two Northville Township men were arrested after they attempted to break into an Ypsilanti woman’s home early Sunday morning, according to police.

Officers from the Ypsilanti Police Department responded at 4:30 a.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Congress Street for a report of an attempted home invasion, according to a police statement. Two 22-year-old Northville Township men were arrested after attempting to flee the area on foot, police said.

According to police, one of the men had kicked in the door of the 53-year-old woman's residence, but was stopped by a neighbor who confronted the men. Police were dispatched to the scene and found the men after a short investigation, according to police.

The men were lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail, according to police. No one was injured and nothing was stolen from the home, police said. The door was the only piece of property damaged in the incident, according to police.

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The Black Stallion3

Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 11:23 p.m.

The audacity of these kids today............steal it, don't work for it.


Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 5:08 p.m.

Great Neighbor, good eye. Good Job Ypsilanti Police. Glad to hear no one was injured and nothing taken. It could have been a different story here, kick my door, (come on in) I have something waiting for you. Yes, I would have called 911 first!


Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 4:40 p.m.

Does have something against Ypsilanti? Bigger crimes go on in AA everyday, yet this makes the paper?

Monica R-W

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 6:04 a.m.

Well, nothing against (as Tom Perkins does some great reporting on other issues in Ypsilanti/Ypsilanti Township that aren't crime obsessed) but frankly for this to truly change, competition is needed. In other words, Ypsilanti/Ypsilanti Township need THEIR ON online media resource that is supported by local businesses of these communities. Then and only then, will the public experience more well rounded reporting besides the crime of the day in Ypsilanti/Ypsilanti Township. Hopefully, when the local economy starts to improve, we will see this idea come to fruition.


Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 5:28 p.m.



Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 5:11 p.m.


Are you serious?

Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 3:56 p.m.

If the map is correct this is about 100 yards from the YPD. Maybe these guys will be on America's dumbest criminals.

Kyle Feldscher

Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 3:58 p.m.

The map is an approximate location, but the home will still be on that same block. Regardless, it's definitely close.

Andrew Jason Clock

Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 3:36 p.m.

Woah. I think you buried the lead here. Isn't the key piece of information here "they were stopped when confronted by a neighbor"? That's the difference between reporting and reprinting something from the end of shift police reports. A little information on the confrontation maybe? Was this a "Hey, who are you guys?" or "get off my neighbor's porch before I shoot you" confrontation?. I'm guessing somewhere in the middle. Anyway, nice save, neighbor. A little more of that would make our communities much safer.