Home security cameras aid in arrest of home invasion suspect

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI – A home invasion suspect was arrested after two homeowners with security cameras spotted the man breaking into their home while they were away and called the police.

Police were called at 6:07 pm Friday, Jan. 6, to a home on Peer Road in Green Oak Township in Livingston County for a reported home invasion that had just occurred, according to the Green Oak Township Police Department.

The homeowners, who were not home at the time, reported they were alerted by their home security cameras that someone was inside the home, police said.

They checked their security cameras and saw an unknown man had entered the home through an unlocked door, police said, adding they used the camera’s live feed to yell at the man, causing him to flee the home, police said.

The man fled empty handed before the police arrived and was not found at that time. By reviewing the security video, officers were able to get a description of the suspect, who was wearing a University of Michigan sweatshirt and driving a muddy, gray Ford F-150, police said.

Fifteen minutes after the reported home invasion, officers received another report of a home invasion in progress at Longford Court, where out-of-town homeowners reported seeing an intruder in their home on their security cameras, police said.

Officers arrived at the home and spotted the man who matched the description of the suspect from the earlier home invasion, as well as a neighbor who confronted the suspect after seeing him acting suspiciously outside the home, police said.

The man, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was arrested while loading several stolen items into the homeowner’s vehicle that was parked running in the driveway. When asked why the car was running, the suspect said he was “warming it up,” the police said.

The man was taken to the Livingston County Jail to await charges for breaking and entering, attempted vehicle theft and operating while intoxicated.

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