By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
July 31, 2020
Police have identified a man they allege is connected to break-ins that occurred in Huron Township on July 27.
According to police, it is not the first time the suspect has victimized the Huron Township community, and they are currently working on locating him.
On July 27 at 2:45 p.m., police responded to the 22600 block of Rust Road for a break-in.
A resident in the area called 911 to report that the front door of a neighbor’s house looked forced open.
He told dispatch that the door remained open and he was unsure if anyone was inside the house.
When police arrived, they searched the house but did not locate anyone inside.
The police department K9 unit responded and assisted with a search for suspects still in the area, along with the Huron Township Detective Bureau and Evidence Technician Unit.
The homeowners reported a handgun was missing from the house but no other property was reported missing. No vehicles or suspects were observed during the incident.
At the same time police were investigating the Rust Road break-in, 911 received a call from the 20200 block of Middle Belt Road for a report of a home invasion of an occupied house.
The homeowner reported that he arrived home and observed a red older Dodge Ram truck parked behind his house
The homeowner told police he then saw a man inside his house.
A verbal confrontation occurred, and the suspect fled the house northbound on Middle Belt Road.
The homeowners reported jewelry missing from inside.
Later the same day at 7:25 p.m., a resident reported suspicious activity at his house located in the 27100 block of Rust Road.
The resident reported that at 11:35 a.m., a suspicious man and his vehicle were captured on the surveillance camera at his house. (photos below)
The suspect seen on footage knocked on the door of the house but did not make entry inside.
“We believe all of these incidents are related. Fortunately, we have been able to identify this individual and are attempting to locate him. The unfortunate part is that this is not the first time he has victimized our community. In the summer of 2014, we located, arrested, and charged this individual after he did multiple home invasions here in Huron Township. He was released on parole after doing only a fourth of the time he was sentenced to and is out and back at it again,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.
“The community has our word that we are working hard and using multiple resources to locate this individual. Truth be told, we are angry that he has been given the ability to victimize our residents again unnecessarily. Our Detective Bureau has worked tirelessly to put this investigation together and did a terrific job identifying him once again. We are asking our residents to come together, watch out for each other, and report anything suspicious to us immediately. If you wonder if you should call, please do. Again, please keep a look out for the vehicles we described, but also be aware he could have access to other vehicles. A common method is for thieves to knock on a door to see if someone is home. If this happens to you, even if they do not attempt entry, call us via 911 immediately.”