A suspect in a Green Oak Township home invasion last week has been arrested and is facing felony charges.
Green Oak Township Police say that on Friday, January 6th at 6:07 p.m., officers responded to a report of a male who had entered a residence, via an unlocked door, on Peer Road. According to a press release, the homeowners, who weren’t home at the time, witnessed the incident live on their cameras at the residence and reported the incident to police. After the homeowners used the cameras to yell at the suspect, the man fled the scene without taking any items.
Although officers responded to the scene within minutes, they were unable to locate the suspect, who was described as a white male wearing a University of Michigan sweatshirt and driving a muddy, gray Ford F150.
Approximately fifteen minutes later, the Green Oak Township Police Department says they received another report of a male who had entered a residence, via an unlocked door, on Longford Court.
Just as in the initial incident, the out-of-town homeowners also viewed the suspect entering their residence from their security cameras. However, this time when officers arrived on the scene, they located the suspect, who matched the description from Peer Rd., along with a neighbor who had witnessed the suspicious activity and confronted him.
Officers took the suspect into custody and recovered stolen items from the residence that he was loading into the homeowner’s vehicle that was running in the driveway. When asked about the running vehicle the suspect stated he was “warming it up.”
Officers believed the suspect to be under the influence of intoxicating substances. The suspect was lodged at the Livingston County Jail on two counts of breaking and entering a residence, operating while intoxicated, and attempted vehicle theft.