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Fraser man on probation arrested in home invasion

The Detroit News

A Fraser man who was released last year from prison for home invasion was arrested Monday by police after being caught breaking into a house.

Fraser police say Joseph Lyle Lacroix Jr., 39, was arrested Monday after he ran from a home when the resident called authorities to say a man was breaking a window and climbing into the house.

Lacroix ran from the scene and was picked up by police, said Detective Lieutenant Dan Kolke of the Fraser Department of Public Safety. Police were in the neighborhood after reports of several home invasions.

They saw a male who was later identified as Lacroix checking doors on two homes, Kolke said.

Lacroix admitted to police he was trying to break into the house and added he had a heroin addiction, Kolke said. Police are investigating the Fraser man for other area home invasions.

He faces one charge of first degree home invasion, a 20-year felony. He was arraigned Tuesday and given a $500,000 bond.

Lacroix had served roughly seven years in prison for home invasion before he was released on parole in 2014.