Footprints in the snow lead to 13-year-old Superior Township boy accused of committing two burglaries
Footprints in the snow led Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies to a 13-year-old boy suspected of committing at least two burglaries in Ypsilanti Township on Wednesday, police said.
Deputies were first called to a home in the 500 block of Oaklawn Avenue, where two intruders forced open the front door to get inside, reports said. As they were investigating, a home burglary alarm activated several blocks away in the 1000 block of Hawthorne Avenue, reports said.
Deputies quickly determined the break-ins were related and followed footprints in the snow, reports said. They found property that was stolen from the homes, and the footprints also led to the 13-year-old boy, who was in a yard in the 1000 block of Crestwood Avenue, reports said.
Police said the boy was in the yard of an unoccupied home several blocks from the first break-in.
The boy, a Superior Township resident, was arrested and was later released to his mother, police said. The investigation will be turned over to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office for review for possible charges against him.
Police said they don't have information on the second person involved.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's tip line at 734-973-7711.
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