NEW BOSTON, MI – On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016, Officers from the Huron Township Police Department responded to the 22000 block of Merriman Road for a Home Invasion / Breaking and Entering that occurred sometime between 7a.m and 3:15 p.m.
Patrol Staff, Command Staff, the K9 Unit, Detective Bureau, and the Evidence Tech Unit all responded to assist in the investigation. Entry was gained by breaking out a glass door of the residence. The suspects removed several electronic items, laptops, Ipads, etc. from the residence.
On February 3rd, 2016, through witness statements and evidence collection, multiple suspects were identified. The Detective Bureau worked throughout the evening and night following up multiple investigative leads.
On February 4th, 2016, three persons were arrested for the home invasion charge, a 17-year-old Huron Township resident (Male), and three 16-year-old Huron Township Juveniles (2 males, one female); the juvenile female was arrested during the arrest on an unrelated drug possession charge.
The arrest was initiated after initial surveillance by the Detective Bureau that resulted in a traffic stop. The Huron Township K9 Unit responded, assisted and located narcotics within the suspect vehicle. Upon the traffic stop, items stolen during the Merriman Street home invasion were located and recovered inside the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were arrested. All of the evidence stolen during the home invasion were recovered during multiple search warrants and searches executed throughout the evening and night of February 4th into the early morning hours of February 5th.
The 17-year-old Huron Township male suspect was lodged at the Huron Township Police Department pending charges from the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney and subsequent arraignment. The three juveniles were released to their parents pending prosecutor review.
“This is really a proud moment for me as the leader of this department. Many of the services that we have worked so hard to implement over the past 2 years for our residents all came together during this investigation. The responding road patrol staff responded quickly and was able to identify the need for our specialty units. Our Evidence Tech Unit was able to obtain forensic evidence at the scene that was used in suspect identifications; our Detective Bureau was able to develop suspects, track them, and ultimately obtain confessions in regards to this incident.; Our K9 Unit was able to assist in this investigation, which resulted in a narcotics arrest.”
“This is one of the few times in my career that I can remember that all of the evidence taken during a home invasion was recovered. Our guys reacted quickly and were really up to the challenge.”
“With all of the negativity about the police in the news these days, I consider myself lucky to have the opportunity to watch our staff go above and beyond each and every day for our residents.” -Chief Robbins