Teens escape from Children’s Village, try to break into home, police say

By: Linda Shepard | Rochester Post | Published September 13, 2016


OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Two teens who escaped from Children’s Village in Pontiac allegedly attempted to break into a home at 11:50 a.m. Aug. 31 in the 3000 block of Century Oaks, a police report states.

The homeowner called police to report an attempt to break into the house, located near Gunn and Kern roads, through the garage and a side door.

Police arrived and conducted an unsuccessful K-9 track. An earlier report of two teenage boys trespassing near Plum and Gunn roads was linked to the attempted break-in.

Police located the suspects, who were discovered to have escaped from Oakland County Children’s Village. Both of the suspects, ages 16 and 17 and from Rochester Hills, were arrested and taken back to Children’s Village, pending additional charges.

Oakland County Children’s Village includes secure detention, residential treatment and shelter care services for youth. A representative for Children’s Village did not return phone calls for comment by press time.