Huron Township teens arrested for breaking into home, stealing electronics


By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com Twitter: @ScottMBolt


This story has been updated with arrest information here: http://wp.me/pMi3g-G0

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Three Huron Township teens were arrested Feb. 4 in connection to a Tuesday breaking and entering that occurred on Merriman Road.

Police Chief Everette Robbins says that a 17-year-old man and two 16-year-old males confessed to burglarizing a home in the 22000 block of Merriman on Feb. 2.

The teens stole several electronic items from the home, including a laptop and multiple iPads.

The burglary took place sometime between 7 a.m and 3:15 p.m., Robbins said, after the teens entered the home by breaking through a glass door.

Multiple units within Huron’s police force responded to the crime, which included patrol staff, officers from the detective bureau, a K9 unit and the department’s evidence tech unit.

Police were able to identify the thieves on Feb. 3 during an investigation which included witness statements and evidence collection.

The teens were taken into custody the next day during a traffic stop which occurred while they were under surveillance.

A 16-year-old female, also from Huron, was arrested during the traffic stop on an unrelated drug possession charge.

“This is really a proud moment for me as the leader of this department,” Robbins said.

“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.”

Robbins said that during the traffic stop, all of the stolen items were recovered and will eventually be returned to the resident.

The 17-year-old is in custody at the Huron Township Police Department awaiting arraignment by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney. The 16-year-olds, who are considered juveniles, were released to their parents.

“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,” Robbins said.

 

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