Two teens arrested, 2 sought in connection to auto break-ins

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published July 14, 2021

File photo by Brendan Losinski


ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Police Department has arrested two teenagers and is searching for two more in connection to a string of car break-ins.

The arrests took place at approximately 4:43 a.m. July 12 in the area of Beechwood Street and Kelly Road, which is near 11 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. A citizen contacted the Roseville Police Department to report that four youths appeared to enter a parked vehicle on Beechwood Street, according to the department. 

“Officers responded to the area and observed four young male subjects in the area of Kelly and Brinker Streets,” Deputy Chief Mitch Berlin said in an email. “As the officers approached, the subjects all fled on foot. Officers pursued the subjects on foot and were able to apprehend two of the subjects, who attempted to hide in a tent in the backyard of a residence in the 18400 block of Hazelwood (Street). The two subjects were arrested and transported to the Roseville Police Department where they were processed and turned over to their parents since they were juveniles.” 

A K-9 unit was brought in to attempt to apprehend the other two subjects, but police said the search was terminated due to the heavy rainfall that had happened earlier. Investigators confirmed that the two suspects who were arrested were 16-year-old Roseville residents. The department said that the identities of the subjects and the charges against them will not be released since they are juveniles. 

Roseville police believe the four suspects are responsible for several recent auto break-ins.

“Further investigation revealed the subjects entered numerous unlocked vehicles. The subjects stole electronics, marijuana and cash from the vehicles,” Berlin wrote. “Most of the items were recovered from the arrested subjects but some of the items may have been taken by the two youths who were not apprehended. Detectives are working diligently trying to match the recovered items with the list of stolen items so they can be returned to the owners.”

Anyone with information on the matter is asked to contact the Roseville Police Department at (586) 447-4502.