2 arrested in Birmingham crime spree

Crime spree includes car thefts, home break-ins


BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Birmingham police said two people are in custody in connection with a crime spree in the city involving stolen cars, home break-ins and an attempted carjacking.

Chief Donald Studt said the suspects are a 21-year-old and 24-year-old from Detroit.

Studt said one of the suspects was arrested Wednesday on Pine Street in possession of a car that was stolen from W. Lincoln St. in Birmingham on Dec. 12.

Property stolen from two home break-ins on Chesterfield and Westwood streets were found in the car.

The car stolen from Brookwood Street was found in Bloomfield Hills near Big Beaver and Woodward where another car was stolen.

This car was involved in a crash on Chester Street in downtown Birmingham, which damaged the patio of the Community House at about 3 a.m. Thursday. Property stolen from the Brookwood burglary was recovered.

Studt said a woman reported a man tried to steal her car at about 9 a.m. Thursday while she was in her garage on Bates Street

Pierce Elementary School and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School were briefly put on lock down following the attempted carjacking while police searched for the suspects.

Studt said officers are looking for a third man.