Man charged in New Haven home invasion
A New Haven man was charged in connection with a home invasion reported in the city last weekend, officials announced Tuesday.
Residents on River Oaks Drive called Macomb County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday to report several electronic items were missing from their home when they woke up, investigators said in a statement. The owners weren't sure if they had locked their doors before heading to bed the night before.
A neighbor also told deputies he had video footage of a man trying to break into his home, according to the release.
After tracking some of the items taken from the River Oaks residence to a home in Eastpointe, authorities obtained a search warrant and found them inside.
They also arrested Steven Willis Mason, 27, who was on parole for home invasion and felony firearm charges, officials said. The rest of the stolen merchandise allegedly was recovered at his New Haven home.
“It is unsettling to think that a stranger would enter your home while you sleep to steal from you," Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said Tuesday. "Macomb County is a great place to live but no matter where you live, it is still important to secure your home, especially in the warm days of summer. We are thankful that nobody was injured.”
Mason was arraigned Tuesday at 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on first-degree home invasion, a 20-year felony, records show. Bond was set at $25,000.
He remains at the Macomb County Jail. A probable-cause conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 1.