In recent weeks, a number of homes in the Ann Arbor area have been broken into; in fact, last Thursday there were reports of three home invasions in the city, resulting in the theft of a PlayStation, television and GPS. A laptop computer, shoes, and liquor were among other items stolen from the homes.
Lt. Renee Bush of the Ann Arbor Police Department reported that one of the break-ins took place between December 11 and December 20 at a home where two men live. When they arrived at the residence located in the 2300 block of Leslie Park Circle, they found the television, GPS, liquor and other items missing.
Another home invasion occurred on Thursday in the 3000 block of Stone School Road according to news reports, which stated this break-in took place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.. The 66-year-old woman who lived at the home told police that when she returned home, she found glass that had been broken out of a door, apparently with rocks. A laptop was the only item that was reportedly missing in this incident.
Thursday afternoon a home invasion was reported by a neighbor who told the woman who lived at the home that it had been broken into. According to Bush, the 40-year-old woman’s house had been ransacked after an intruder entered through the front door.
Reports of other attempted home invasions have been received by police as well in the Washtenaw Avenue area. After a woman who lives in the area reported that an individual was attempting to open doors on homes in her neighborhood, police arrested an Ypsilanti man, although it isn’t clear in news reports if all of the home invasions and attempted break-ins are related.
Michigan home invasion attorneys know that the penalties for those convicted on charges of home invasion are serious. Depending upon whether an individual is convicted for first-, second-, or third-degree home invasion (all felony offenses) the penalties range from up to 5 years in prison and $2,000 fines to up to 20 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
If you have been arrested for home invasion, burglary or any theft crime, contact an experienced Michigan criminal defense lawyer immediately for legal support and representation.