Homeowner interrupts man in business suit breaking into home, police say
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Police are searching for a home invasion suspect who was interrupted by a homeowner while he was attempting to break into the residence, police said. Police were called at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, to a home in the 8000 block of Woods Trail in Webster Township for a reported attempted home invasion, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect ran back to his vehicle and fled the area as the homeowner took several photo of the suspect’s fleeing vehicle, police said. Police released photos taken by the homeowner of the fleeing suspect in an effort to help investigators identify him. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 734-973-7711.mlive.com
Dear Annie: I’m worried my hoarding addiction might bury me alive
I am willing to admit I have a hoarding problem and have to clean out the house, but most services to help hoarders are too expensive. I know I have to do something, but none of the things I have tried so far have worked. -- Stuff AddictDear Stuff Addict: The first step to solving a problem is recognizing there is one. Work with a therapist to uncover the root of your hoarding compulsions and strategies on how best to discard them, too. Annie Lane’s second anthology -- featuring favorite columns on marriage, infidelity, communication and reconciliation -- is available as a paperback and e-book.mlive.com
Burglar arrested after shooting Kalamazoo homeowner, police say
KALAMAZOO, MI - A burglar was arrested after shooting a Kalamazoo homeowner Sunday afternoon, police said. The officers responded to a burglary report around 2:41 p.m., Dec. 26 to the 900 block of Staples Street, said the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. The homeowner who called advised police that he had been shot by the suspect, who fled on foot, police said. The woman was arrested on several felony charges related to the shooting and firearm possession, police said. Anyone with information on this incident may contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety by phone at 269-337-8120 or Silent Observer by phone at 269-343-2100.mlive.com
Here’s how you can earn extra cash from your home
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Men pretending to be tree service workers rob senior citizen’s home, police say
SALEM TWP., MI – Police are searching for three men who stole items from a senior citizen’s home Wednesday by pretending to be tree service workers and distracting the homeowner. With both homeowners distracted, a third man snuck into the home and stole several items before all three men got into a gray pickup and left the scene, police said. The homeowners, finding the interaction just suspicious, were unaware anything was stolen until some time later and called 911, police said. One of the suspects identified himself to the homeowner’s as Ernesto and the other said his name was Sanchez. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office advises residents to check for credentials for any contractors visiting your home, especially if services were not requested.mlive.com
Deputy rescues woman trapped inside burning home
NEW BUFFALO, MI — A 72-year-old homeowner was pulled to safety after being trapped inside her burning home, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office reports. The woman was trapped in the residence, and was unable to get out, according to a news release from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Pellerito initially forced entry into the front of the residence, but he was forced back by heavy smoke, the news release states. With assistance from Berrien County 911 Dispatchers, Pellerito was guided to the trapped homeowner’s location. Pellerito pulled the homeowner from a bedroom window, to safety, as smoke and flames intensified.mlive.com
Rochester Hills homeowner says he was attacked for blue light in support of law enforcement
Rochester Hills homeowner says he was attacked for blue light in support of law enforcementPublished: September 28, 2020, 11:19 pmRochester Hills homeowner says he was attacked for blue light in support of law enforcement
Multiple home invasions appear to target elderly residents in Troy, police say
TROY, Mich. Police are investigating a string of home invasions on Wednesday that appear to target elderly victims. Troy police say that two home invasions and one attempted home invasion occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The first home invasion occurred at about 12:53 p.m. in the 2300 block of Chesapeake Court. The second home invasion occurred at 1:16 p.m. in the 1400 block of Key West Drive. An attempted home invasion occurred at 12:36 p.m. i the 1300 block of Boyd Street.
Detroit police investigate home invasion that led to shooting
DETROIT A homeowner shot a 30-year-old man that was attempting to break into her home early Sunday morning. Police say at around 2:15 a.m. the male suspect attempted to force his way into the womans home in the 9900 block of Ohio Street. The man broke her front living room window and the glass of her front door before the woman shot him. The man was taken to the hospital, listed in stable condition and then arrested by Detroit police, officials said. Anyone with information can contact Detroit Police Departments Second Precinct Investigative at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Birmingham fire chief: Appliance gas leak caused house explosion
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. The Birmingham fire chief said a natural gas leak from an appliance service line caused a house to explode May 25 in the 1300 block of Chapin Avenue near Woodward Avenue. According to the woman, when she flipped on a light she felt a rush of air and realized there had been an explosion. Its just a miracle shes doing wonderful, said Birmingham Fire Department Chief Paul Wells. On Thursday, Wells said fire officials have determined the gas leak was coming from a service line to the laundry dryer. It was a small gas leak that led to a big explosion.
Woman survives Birmingham house explosion
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. Fire crews say a woman is lucky to be alive after her Birmingham home exploded just after 9 a.m. Monday. READ MORE: Crews respond to house explosion in BirminghamShe did sustain some minor injuries but shes fine. Had she been elsewhere in the home when the explosion happened, the woman says she might not have survived. And I called 911 and said my neighbors house just exploded. The cats and the homeowner survived the explosion hiding in the garage behind the house.