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3 arrested in dispensary break-in on Eight Mile

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

After an early Monday morning break-in at a marijuana dispensary on West Eight Mile in Detroit, three suspects are under arrest, police said.

It was about 3 a.m. Monday when the call came in about a breaking-and-entering in progress at the Treehouse Club dispensary on the 10300 block of West Eight Mile, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman.

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When police arrived, they found that the suspects had damaged video cameras and the power box at the dispensary, and entered through the roof. Police called the dispensary’s owner, who arrived and showed officers still photos he’d captured from his monitoring system at home. On the photos were two young black males, one wearing a red scarf and carrying a pipe, the other carrying a backpack.

As officers were investigating, they were called to the 20500 block of Birwood, south of West Eight Mile, regarding an older model Oldsmobile that had been parked at a vacant home. Two males had been seen exiting the vehicle. From the dispensary, that’s a two-minute walk, according to Google Maps.

Police arrived to find a yellow 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass. They heard noise, “like a garage door closing,” Moreno said, and inside the garage found three males, ages 16, 19 and 29.

A second scout car went out to the dispensary and compared the pictures to the description of the suspects in the garage. The two suspects spotted in the pictures, the 16- and 19-year-olds, matched the description, and all three suspects were arrested.

It was not immediately clear if any marijuana or money were successfully taken, Moreno said.