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Macomb Co. man, 28, charged in vehicle break-ins

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Authorities have charged a 28-year-old Macomb County man with breaking into several vehicles in Macomb Township.

Daniel Soper was arraigned Friday in 41-A District Court in Shelby Township on charges of first-degree home invasion, larceny of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and breaking and entering a motor vehicle, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.

Soper

A judge set Soper's bond at $10,000 and scheduled his next court appearance for May 4.

Police said they arrested Soper Thursday in Macomb Township after receiving calls about vehicle break-ins. The first call, received at about 5:15 a.m., was about a vehicle break-in in the 15000 block of Aspen Drive.

As deputies spoke with the vehicle's owner, police received three more calls about breaks into vehicles in the same area, located between Tilch and Hayes roads and between Hall and 21 Mile roads.

Deputies searched the area and discovered several more vehicles with their doors and trunks ajar.

Police enlisted a canine unit to help with the search, which led deputies to a man who was running through the backyards of homes in the subdivision, officials said. The man was later identified as Soper.

A deputy questioned the man about why he was running and his wet, muddy clothing. The suspect failed to provide clear answers and police found he had items from the vehicles that been broken into -- including a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, officials said.

Deputies continue to investigate the thefts and anyone with information about the incidents or the suspect should call detectives with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office at (586) 307-9358.

cramirez@detroitnews.com