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UPDATE: Police Make Arrests in Ferndale, Royal Oak Home Invasions

Police say 16 homes have been broken in a two week period.

UPDATE: Police Make Arrests in Ferndale, Royal Oak Home Invasions

Updated at 6:45 p.m.: At approximately 10 a.m., members of the Troy Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested two home invasion suspects in Ferndale, according to a statement from the Royal Oak Police Department,

The arrests were part of a collaborative home invasion investigation between the Ferndale, Oak Park, Troy and Royal Oak police departments. 

Two people are believed to be responsible for at least 16 home invasions over a two week period in Ferndale, Oak Park and Royal Oak. At this time investigators from all three communities are actively pursuing charges, said police. 

“This was a great multi-jurisdictional effort. All of our departments shared resources and investigative leads, which led to this timely arrest," said Chief Corrigan O’Donohue. 

Troy SIU is comprised of officers from Troy, Auburn Hills and Bloomfield Township police departments.

Updated at 10:45 a.m.:

Ferndale police said they have made an arrest in a series of home burglaries in Ferndale and Royal Oak.

A man and woman were just arrested after breaking into a home in Ferndale, Police Detective Lt. William Wilson said in a news release. 

They are suspects in this series of home invasions that plagued Ferndale and Royal Oak.

More information will be released after the prisoners are booked and interviewed, Wilson said.

Our earlier report:

Ferndale police are warning of a rash of home invasions over the past three weeks and are encouraging residents to be vigilant about suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

Eight homes have been broken into in the northeast area of Ferndale along the east side of Hilton Road between 9 and 10 Mile, extending east about one-half mile, Police Detective Lt. William Wilson said in a news release.

Burglaries are occurring in daytime hours.

Wilson encouraged residents to be on the lookout for and report any suspicious people, vehicles and activity they see, including:

  • Strangers in the neighborhood.
  • Unknown vehicles cruising the neighborhood.
  • Suspicious people knocking on doors and ringing doorbells.
Wilson said that people should phone the police if they experience a questionable solicitor, or stranger coming to the door acting as if they are looking for somebody who does not live at the house, asking for directions and other questions that may seem suspicious.

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