MT. CLEMENS, MI – Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reports that Sheriff deputies and detectives have arrested a 24 year-old Richmond man after determining that he is responsible for a rash of home invasions in a three-week period.
The Sheriff’s Office had been investigating the break-ins during which time electronics, jewelry and coins were taken. The perpetrator broke into the homes during the daytime while the homeowners were away.
Detectives developed a suspect with the help of an eyewitness and surveillance camera footage that was recorded by the security system on one of the homes.
The man, Cesidio David Longo had committed five break-ins, four in Lenox Township and one in neighboring Macomb Township beginning on the 20th of September.
Detectives learned that Longo was attempting to pawn items on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 and deputies responded to the store while he was still there. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant and brought to the Macomb County Jail.
On Wednesday, 10-12-16, Sheriff detectives brought their case to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office. Longo is charged with five (5) counts of Home Invasion – 2nd Degree, one count for each residence that he broke into.
He was video-arraigned in the 42-2 District Court of New Baltimore. Longo was given a $50,000 cash-or-surety bond, on each of the charges.
He is due back in court on Thursday, October 20th at 9am. He remains in the Macomb County Jail.
Home Invasion 2nd Degree is a felony and punishable by a 15-year prison sentence and/or a $3,000 fine.