June 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Police suspect 2 teens were stealing from Macomb Twp. construction site

Two teens have been charged with breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools after allegedly entering a home under construction in Macomb Township, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday, several calls came into the dispatch center about two suspicious people around homes on Waycross Drive.

When a sheriff’s deputy arrived, a group of people pointed out two suspects coming from a home under construction.

The males were 19 and 17, police said. One carried a backpack and inside it the deputy reportedly found a propane torch, a flashlight, tin snips and a pair of wire cutters.

The witnesses said they were at a bonfire when they saw two men running through a neighbor’s yard. The witnesses said they also saw the same men carrying lumber earlier in the day.

One of the men told deputies they were going into houses under construction with the intent to steal copper plumbing, deputies said. The man said they entered a house, but didn’t take anything.

One of the men said he was homeless and lived in a tent. The other said he lived at 22 Mile and Card in Macomb Township.

The men were arrested and taken to the county jail.

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