MAFive people have been arrested in connection with a rash of home invasions in northern Macomb County.
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating several reports of breaking & entering, home invasion and larcenies in the northern reaches of the County. Since January 1st, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office has taken reports of 45 home invasions. Similar crimes were reported in neighboring St. Clair and Lapeer Counties.
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office developed leads and descriptions of three vehicles believed to be involved. A witness provided detectives with a registration plate after seeing an individual who matched the description of one of the suspects in the Kroger's parking lot in Richmond.
Detectives tracked that vehicle to a hotel in Roseville.
Sheriff Enforcement Team detectives set up surveillance and reportedly watch a group of people throwing item away in a dumpster near the hotel. Items recovered from the dumpster matched the description of items taken in a home invasion in Ray Township.
Detectives followed members of the home invasion crew as they travelled to Mt. Clemens to pawn stolen items.
A search warrant was prepared and detectives searched two rooms at a hotel in Roseville. A vast cache of stolen property was recovered, including 3 handguns stolen in a home invasion in Sanilac County. Other stolen property recovered included televisions, computers and jewelry. The detective-in-charge of the investigation, Eric Ehrler of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office estimated that approximately $20,000 worth of property has been recovered.
Detectives are still working with neighboring counties to match recovered property with reports of stolen property.
The five suspects who have been arrested, charged:
Fair Haven, MI
Count 1 Conspiracy to Commit Home Invasion - 2nd Degree (15 year felony)
Count 2 Stolen Property – Receiving & Concealing - $1000-$20,000 (5 year Felony)
Count 3 Weapons – Firearms - Receiving & Concealing (10 year felony)
Count 1 Home Invasion - 2nd Degree (15 year felony)
Count 2 Home Invasion - 2nd Degree (15 year felony)
Count 3 Home Invasion - 2nd Degree (15 year felony)